Peroni Nastro Azzurro | Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.

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65
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1,988 Ratings
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Peroni Nastro AzzurroPeroni Nastro Azzurro
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
Italy
peroni.it

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 01-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,988
Reviews:
697
Avg:
2.77
pDev:
22.74%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
400
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0
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Photo of SteveJeremy
3.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Uniformly solid beer, like Heinenken if it were drinkable. The nose is fairly skunky but what follows in the taste and feel is a mellow, cracker-taste that makes the beer uniquely grainy and delicious.

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Photo of mthomp081
3.35/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisledTitan
3.35/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dms844
3.53/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GoHabsGo
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Iaido
3.32/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.32/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.9/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Have to give Italians credit this beer is very smooth. It's golden texture feels like Stella but nonetheless better. It's nothing special as far as craft, but it's a beer that is in that lager category more like a pilsner than a Sam Adams lager but it's not going to get kudos for artistry like hoppy ales would have. It's a must try and does go well with tiramisu and much better than commercial beers like Budweiser. But does taste delicious right out of the bottle and will quench your thirst on a warm day.

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Photo of JonCorbett
2.57/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I'm going to preface this with I should only review "craft" beer. In part because mainstream commercial beers are aimed at profit, market share, and consumption - not at the art. But that said, this is probably a mainstay in Italy, but here is in North America it is an import so I will give my temporary attention, much the same way I perceive Sapporo from Japan. It's an import and therefore different and so deserves a few words.

Appearance: Stereotypical color, head, retention, and visual effect that you would see in a light American brew. It's almost artificially clear in an overfiltered pale gold yellow, showing it's ability to drift bubbles to the surface, and develop the traditional patio-side TV commercial staged head of white frothiness. I even went so far as to slightly over-pour just to see how it cascades down outside the glass. Does it really have the same predefined, plastic, manufactured appeal as our American/Local counterparts? Yes. yes it does.

Aromas: I always hated the smell of "standard beer", and this one does an excellent job of reinforcing that sentiment with the added bonus that beyond the hot urine there is at least a slight apple vinegar that gives it some character - like a Star Trek "Red Shirt", only in this case you can't wait for it to die off so you can get on with the program.

Taste: Like pounds of raw oyster mushrooms were strained through some distilled water. There is very little if any other flavour profile, and what is there is antiseptically earthy with a slight wheaty touch.

Palate: Despite a continuous stream of fine carbonation bubbles, the body still feels flat. Bordering on middleweight - it has a muted thinning and tin-like atmosphere on the palate, like that mushroom water was poured from an unlined tin can.

Overall: Great if you are looking for pure imbibe-ment, and can't find anything else to drink. From a North American standard it's sub par, from a Canadian standard it is an insult to what we consider a your basic
5% (I'd gladly take an ounce of Blue or Molson over one full bottle of this, and I can barely stand those commoners either).

Pairing: Not necessary. I'm not going to even try.

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Photo of jjwisenheimer
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mattroc000
3.35/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

For a pale lager, it is the best I've had so far (10-14-16). It has the crisp and clean taste of a pale ale, but a better flavor than a pale ale which is also less offensive and overwhelming - almost like the taste of a brown ale.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.46/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Edie
2/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Dosdeespuma
2.09/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Good beer to the beach, but the imagen is horrible. www.dosdeespuma.com

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Photo of crissxhou_96
2.7/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Miami66
3.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thoglund
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NastyNorseman
2.71/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This yellow brew smells like rubbing alcohol meets beer. Too medicinal for my taste and lacking anything bold to set it apart. Typical macro brew for the masses. The head is gone in no time despite its amount of carbonation. Taste and smell are the same. Not to be drank on its own, but to have with a meal. Drinks like water, bitter/skunky finish.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.87/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is clear straw colored with a medium amount of carbonation, There was little to no head and what little there was disappeared rather quickly. No real hop or malt aromas but there is this weird smell sorta alcohol sorta like a medicine that I cannot describe. The taste is super simple not much to it. It starts off with a dry feel and that slight chemical taste and ends with hints of malts/wheat flavors.

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Photo of Commandophile
2.78/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of COR8RFAN
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of serhankoray
3.53/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of toti1972
2.46/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of corywalston
4.09/5  rDev +47.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of mattreitz49
2.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Peroni Nastro Azzurro from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
2.77 out of 5 based on 1,988 ratings.
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