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

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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

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2.77
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Photo of Hdredfern
1.5/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I don't want to do negative reviews on beers because I feel in away every beer is something that somebody made, almost an art, but this is the first year I've ever had that actually made me sick. Two sips into the spear and my stomach went haywire. the sMell was very faint but it actually had and almost fruity aroma. the appearance was nothing more than a light beer.

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Photo of nicholas2121
2.76/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Peroni Nastro Azzurro brewed by Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A. This brew has an ABV of 5.1% and pours out a nice amber color with a small white head. The head to this brew goes away fast. The smell is really skucky with some grains. Not what I was looking for in the smell but that is the style of brew. It also does not help that it comes out of a green bottle. The taste is bitter and skunky at first. The after taste is smooth and clean. The mouthfeel at first is not so good but it nice at end. Over all I'm giving this 3 out of 5.

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Photo of Caveworm
2.9/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Peroni Nastro Azzurro from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A., my first Italian brew. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this brew's head grew big, fast and then went away just as fast. Not really much lacing going on here. Light yellow body.

Smells quite skunky.

Once you get past the skunkiness, there are some nice light malt characteristics. Very clean.

Very light and crisp mouthfeel.

Overall a neutral 3 for Peroni. Didn't much care for the skunkiness. I doubt I'll buy this brew again.

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Photo of smythie86
2.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is decent looking, very light and bubbly. It has a slightly Fruity aroma at first, but that quickly goes away. The head went away quickly as well. It does not have much taste, but a slightly sour feel.

Contrary to the smell, it has not fruity taste at all. It burns the mouth, which effectively removes all other tastes. The burning feel makes it hard to even take a large sip. A stronger taste would go a long way to make this beer better, as it stands there is not much of a taste to analyze.

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Photo of Grayson
2.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Little to no head. Faded very quickly. Lightly carbonated, light in color.

S: Sweet, floral, but only a small bouquet

T: Bland, little volume in taste. Crisp, light, flowery. Tastes a bit watered down.

M: Light, lingers all around. Quickly becomes foamy on contact with tongue.

O: Unimpressed. No powerful taste, no remarkable aroma, very light, average brew.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.45/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO for $2.90 473ml can. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass

A- Not much. Pours ok with not much color. Head dissipates to nothing within 1min

S- Aromatic. Not a lot but slightly

T- Pretty good considering what this beer looks and smells like. Nice light and crisp. Very light on the hops and malt. This is what Coors Light should aim for. Not too sweet.

M- Pretty good. Light as noted above. Lots of carbonation

O- Very good. Will buy as a changer upper once in a while. Reminds me of a mild Sapporo.

Food Pairing

This nice light beer goes very well with... Sushi

Enjoy

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Photo of Foyle
2.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: thin white head, mild lacing. Color is pale straw with moderate carbonation present. Aroma: skunk at first (green bottle). Once that subsided, the aroma was fairly pleasant combination of toasted barley malt and grass.
Mouthfeel: light, watery and refreshing. Finish is quite dry.
Flavor: pleasant combination of sweet barley malt, some grassy flavor and some hop spice.

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Photo of MarkoNm
2.58/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, golden color with an average white head that stays for a while.
The aroma is slightly skunky, malty and mostly grainy.
The taste is very light, but not watery. Sweet start, balanced body and just a tiny amount of bitterness in the end.
Nicely refreshing and easily drinkable, although it could use a bit more taste.

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Photo of Organdrew
3.57/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I was out to try a new beer tonight and saw a promotional sale for Peroni Nastro azzarro. It was on sale so I picked one up. Cap is not twist off which is my signal for a real beer.

Appearance: The bottle is okay. Wording is Italian which made it seem fancy. Drank it straight out of the bottle so I could not tell the color or consistency.

Smell: reminded me of a lager.

Taste: Upon tasting, I don't know if it was a long time since I had a beer so it was a real treat, but I really enjoyed the taste. I see a lot of you did not give too great of a rating but I find this to be a very good taste. It was clean, crisp, slight carbonated, and did not have that macro-brew taste. Maybe I got a good batch but it seemed really balanced. Something I could sit all night and drink. Now this is not a strong beer, nor does it have any special qualities about it, but it is a nice treat. Brewed with only wheat, hops, maize, barley, and water. This is very similar tasting to Heineken which is another beer I love as a treat.

Mouthfeel: low to medium carbonation, smooth, not too watery.

Overall: I liked this beer and will purchase it again. Ordering this in a bar or pub will make me feel fancy.

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Photo of chomperson
2.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Slightly skunky and a bit bitter. Clean finish. Not any head to speak of. Keeps carbonation. Very light. Pairs well with pizza or hamburger. Does not fill the stomach up. I enjoyed this beer sitting and sipping. Does not force too much of a taste. Easy to drink

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Photo of Ald
2.61/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

In the bottle this beer is fantastic and far superior to most beer. This seems to just be in ireland where draught beer is muck and after only a few there is a hangover the next day. Does anyone else find this or is if just me? Can they put what they like in beer in Ireland and not in other countries? I never get this when I am abroad!

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Photo of kaplunk02
2.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Very clear and pale golden with a short white head.

S: Skunky and grainy.

T: Much like the smell but also a bit biscuity.

M: A bit watery with a bit of carbonation.

O: Not a favorite of mine but given what it is, its certainly drinkable.

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.21/5  rDev +52%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This Italian beer is decent but not the best. Poured into my trusty pint glass and light color with little to no head. Taste isnt bad as long as its poured into pint glass. Nothing spectacular about the beer but it is better than the American Lagers.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
2.62/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tried on tap at a Calgary pizza joint, served in an authentic tall Peroni glass. The subject of a recent advertising campaign here in Alberta (and likely elsewhere in North America). Looks like a standard mass-produced Euro pale lager, maybe just a hair darker, a straw lemon yellow with a fearsome degree of carbonation. Smells of sweet doughy malt, baker's yeast, a hint of dry grassy hop (extract most likely). Initially quite sweet to my palate and thick for the style but manages to finish dry. Inky oxidized malts, white bread, cloying sweet yeast and hints of floral vanilla and honey buttress some faint hay-like hop notes and a plastic aftertaste. Almost evokes Stella Artois in terms of having some yeasty character but nowhere near that good. One to tick off the list but glad I did not purchase in quantity and probably would not sample again.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
2.62/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ok beer. Surprised that is wasn't skunked (green bottle import). pale straw color. thin head that will be gone before you can get the first sip to your mouth. Basically taste like an AAL with a bit more character…maybe. Not as good as I thought it would be, The only justice in this beer would be if somewhere in Rome a guy is sipping a High Life and that he spent 11 bucks for a sixer of and is wondering why we bother exporting a very mediocre product.

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Photo of PorterPro125
1.94/5  rDev -30%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Serving Type: 355 mL Bottle

Picked this beer up randomly while going through the European beer section at my local liquor store.

Poured into a tall Coors Light glass.

A- Poured a deep, yellow colour with a head that disappeared so swiftly that it was hard to note!

S- Skunky and lots of grain. I don't believe there is any other way to describe the smell! Quite displeasing at the least...

T- Unfortunately the taste is not much better than the smell. Quite skunky and full of grainy, bread notes. Nothing else in the bouquet worth noting..

M- The only way to describe the mouthfeel would have to be water-like. Little to no carbonation in this brew.

O- Peroni Nastro Azzuro is absolutely nothing special. I hate to say it but this brew was definitely not worth my time or money. Perhaps I got a bad batch but I'm afraid I will not find out if there is such thing as a good batch. Under good conscience I can not recommend this brew to my beer brothers! Spend your money on something else!

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
1.94/5  rDev -30%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The adverts present this as a beer for beautiful people. Fashionistas and glamourous types adorn their glossy magazine ads and give this the reputation of a classy beer. In pubs it comes from an ostentatious silver pump with grand adornments making you feel you're buying a premium drink.

Sadly, it smells of not much. Maybe a bit grainy and lagery.

The appearance is poor because the head does not last and you're left with something that looks like a glass of apple juice.

The taste is not pleasant. It tastes cheap and artificial. As if someone had poured generic "beer" flavouring into a glass of sparkling water. It's a chore to finish this and you feel it isn't doing you much good. There's a slight bitterness and grainy flavour from the maize adjunct. No sign of any herbal hops or enjoyable malt backbone.

The mouthfeel is not particularly bad but the taste is so insipid and even slightly offensive that the mouthfeel doesn't seem to matter.

Overal,l a really poor lager that could probably put many people off beer altogether and lager in particular if this was their typical experience of the drink.

My mark out of one hundred would be 49.

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Photo of JCBears
1.16/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

appearance: pale yellow not very proficient bubbles kind of bland

smell: skunky smell, grainy and not very appealing

taste: skunky in taste as well, bland and flat not good at all vinegar

mouthfeel: taste stays too long, it is not something I want in my mouth

overall: you are not missing anything if you don't have this beer

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Photo of FLima
2.78/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Golden color with a fluffy head with low to medium retention.
Aroma of sweet malt and herbal hops.
Likewise, taste of sweet malt with grassy hops. A more distant hint of adjuncts, not harming the experience. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light to medium body with medium carbonation.
Not a bad adjunct lager, they likely haven't added too much corn. I found that this Italian version superior to the one in Colombia.

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Photo of offthelevel_bytheplumb
3.24/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Peroni pilsner glass. Pours a clear golden with a rich half finger head that sticks and leaves a good amount of lacing. Had aromas of grass and grain. Taste is sweet with light bitterness. Very light and easy to drink, and you can easily knock back a few of these.

Overall: Basic, but not offensive.

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Photo of Flounder57
2.84/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger that reduced quickly to nothing. It is a golden straw yellow color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Bready and sweet pale malts with some mild grassy hops. Nothing extraordinary and traditional skunky aroma found in most green bottled Euro lagers.

Taste: Yup, same as what I smelled with a little bitterness in the end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, chewy, refreshing, medium carbonation, and medium bodied

Overall: Not sure which euro lager stands out from the rest of them, but this one is similar with others.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.17/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Fingernail thin layer of white foam rests on top. Pale golden colored. A bit of lager yeast/well water and saltine cracker aroma. Biscuity malt flavor and some very mild buttering hop flavor. Extremely light and perhaps a touch too thin and crisp on the palate.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
2.31/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Sometimes you come across a good Italian beer and sometime you find something that's not quite up to par...this one just didn't tingle the toes.

The beer does look great out-of-the-bottle, but that's pretty much it. It was mostly a "spilled beer in the air" scent with a hoppy flavor and nothing else. Too much carbonation for my liking and I gave it some sympathy points due to its coloring. I think I've had Peroni offerings before, but this one isn't one of their top-shelf models.

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Photo of Georgefox
2.93/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This seems to be a popular choice for lager drinkers that want something a bit more upmarket than the standard drinks, but not too adventurous.

Bought a pack of 4 330ml bottles, poured into a half pint Stella glass.

The smell is very indistinct and indeed does not linger, having dissapeared in about half a second upon smelling.

The taste and appearence is standard Euro lager.

When I visited Italy this was one of only a few beers widely available and as such I built up a bit of a taste for it. In bottle form however, there is nothing distinct about it.

Still, it's not bad as per se. Easily drinkable, but will not become one of my choice lagers.

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Photo of SanWrencho
4/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very pleasant, well-balanced lager with a nice light maltiness and tangy hoppiness that balances the malt and makes for a very refeshing drink. If you like the pale lager style you should try it despite the negative ratings. It is heads and shoulders above the Buds and Millers of the world.

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Peroni Nastro Azzurro from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
2.77 out of 5 based on 1,936 ratings.
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