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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
Italy | website

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
Reviews:
677
Ratings:
1,904
Avg:
2.76
pDev:
38.41%
 
 
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Photo of JesseMurdock
1.62/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

lousy beer. the only difference between this and a budweiser is the italian name and the lack of corn sweetness (which is a good thing). perfect beer if you hate beer but want to be seen drinking something seemingly tasteful. ugly urine yellow color, zero lacing or retention, over carbonated, no lasting head, faint malty sweetness with no bitterness or aromas other than grain. this beer is a poor imitation of heinekin or stella.

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Photo of hoodoyoubelongto
2.99/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I enjoyed this beer but it was not fantastic by any means. Slightly sweet taste and but pretty decent finish. I liked the smell, not sure if this would be better on on draft or what. I don't think it would necessarily be improved or what. Solid gold color. Not remarkable but reminds me of a trip to Rome. A good alternative to wine if you are at an Italian restaurant.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
2.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Best before date of 01/11/13

Appearance - Pours a crystal clear, bright pale yellow with a white, finger width head. Fair retention. Consistent bubbles provide a nice halo on the surface along the edge of the glass.

Smell - Somewhat skunky. Hints of grain and sweetness. Not much else.

Taste - Almost flavorless. Ghostly traces of grain, sweetness and grassy bitterness. It's so light I can barely discern any prominent character.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp, with a smooth, semi-dry finish.

Overall - Inoffensive, if only because there's very little here to begin with. Best before date is close to 2 and a half months past, so this is a candidate for re-review.

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Photo of garuda
2.32/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

A - Fizzy yellow beer, but head has a touch of retention and lace.

S/T - Sweet cereal grains. Not much else, no real off-flavors/aromas.

M - Light body, very high carbonation, abrasive across the palate. Not smooth, with a lingering metallic astringency.

O - Meh. Another forgettable Euro lager.

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Photo of smokinyodas
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What we have here is just another Euro Pale Lager. The appearance is a golden yellow color and very clear. The taste is somewhat hoppy, can be a bit sour, but overall relatively neutral and nothing special. Not a beer I’d drink that often or pick before Heineken.

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Photo of metter98
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of skunk in the nose along with notes of grassy hops and hints of grainy malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but also has notes of adjunct malts such as corn along with a light amount of bitterness. Hints of grassy hops linger through the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied, a bit watery and a little clean and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a couple of good qualities such as its appearance and mouthfeel (considering its style), but the skunkiness in the aroma and taste render it to be an average pale lager.

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Photo of Dodt
1.66/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

wow thought i would give another one of the beers i picked up in the mix six a review, to be honest the next time i make a mix six i am checking beer advocate instead of doing it blind. the beer is pale yellow in color with no head , bready flavor , corny aroma . this is a beer i would not try again

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Photo of hdf561
2.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this up in a single bottle at the local Kroger but had seen it several times at local Italian eateries

Pale almost clear appearance.

Smells almost like nothing very bland average smell.

Very plain taste as well very light on the mouth and very smooth and drinkable.

This beer is almost neutral nothing overpowering nothing special it is very drinkable and I would drink it again and it will probably be my beer of choice the next time I hit up the local pizza joint. Give it a shot.

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Photo of DrDemento456
1.98/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I guess I expected a shitty lager when I found this in the House of 1,000 beers mixed six section. Pour is as clear yellow as it gets without being a light beer. Another note on appearance is the weird notch's in the back of the bottle. I guess that's for opening a beer with another beer. Screams classy.

Head was just a mere half inch and I was surprised to see it not fizz into nothing. Smell is your typical corn, musk, and hop mix. Taste is equally the same maybe some cardboard and moldy hops yet it taste as refreshing as filtered water. Makes my stomach rumble a tad. Mouthfeel is light and crisp.

Overall these Euro lagers are all the same. Light like spring water. Heavy on corn and sunk hops. Little revisit value.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
2.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on tap in a 20 oz. pilsner glass

Appearance-Served a straw colored brew with a one finger pure white head. The head faded almost instantly to give only a light amount of lacing.

Smell- The aroma is heaviest of some malt and a light caramel smell. There is a light musty smell as well. Nothing too great.

Taste - The taste starts out of a bready nature mixed with a light caramel sweetness. As the taste advances some light grassy flavors come to the tongue. In the end the grassy flavors grow stronger and mix with some paper tastes to leave a rather odd (and not in a good way) flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was below average to average in terms of its thickness with a carbonation level that is very average. About right for the style, but nothing special.

Overall –Ah…Nothing really too great. I would pass on this if I were you.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.65/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Nothing like an unsettling documentary on nuclear weapons paired with a classic Peroni, amiright? This stuff pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises corn, wheat, light flowers, and dry grass. Hey, it's not skunked! The taste brings in more of the same, though now the corn is in charge, and the wheat is decidedly funkier. The body is light, with a moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, a fairly inoffensive beer, but one that just doesn't taste all that great to me.

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Photo of Serge
3.35/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 mL bottle. Pours pale yellow with a chalk white head. Aroma is hay, grass, cardboard and a bit dusty. Flavour is soft malty, slight sweet and a subdued bitterness. Finish is soft bitter-sweet, tart banana flavoured. Well tasting despite the pale look and the aroma.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.34/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pale straw color, almost no color. It looked like water as I poured it into a glass. A short lasting half finger of head.
Strong metallic and rice smell.
Not half bad taste. Mild for sure, but without the normal metallic taste for this style. A slight bitter note.
Fizzy texture and light body.
Nothing to see (or taste) here.

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Photo of JamesHenjum
2.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Poors with a small head and decent lacing. Pale see through gold color.

S: Smells like wet grain.

T: It was a lot like Michelob Ultra. Basically a watered down none offensive lager. Not bad, but not worth $4. Drop of malt with 2 drops of hops.

M: Good refreshing carbonation.

O: It's a watered down lager. Nothing else.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.28/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a super light yellow color ale with a small bubbly head with almost no retention and no lacing. Aroma is quite bland with almost no characteristics. Taste is also very bland and thin with loads of watery notes. Body is light with spritzy carbonation. I haven’t had such a thin and bland beer in a long time.

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Photo of jmbranum
3.56/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very pretty bright gold clear liquid with a substantial white head.

Aroma is sweet and slightly grainy.

On first taste, I can pick up a lot of grainy notes and a little bit of hops. As the beer warms it unfortunately starts getting way too sweet.

Lingering sweetish aftertaste.

Decent medium mouthfeel.

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Photo of Douberd
3.53/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Green bottle of 330 ml, at home. Imported. Poured into a pilsner glass.
Golden yellow colour, very clear. Something less than two fingers of head, white in colour. Lots of activity in the glass, in the form of bubbles. Head finally stabilizes to half a finger, and stays at that height for a long time.
Aroma of malts and slighty of other adjunct grains, possibly corn (?).
Taste is great though. Sweet mostly from the malt, the hops on the weak side. I hadn't have a lager like that for almost a year now and my last holidays in Greece, and as I am raised with this kind of sweet beers, I find the taste very appealing.
Thin on the body, just one step maybe before someone can call it watery. Slighty dry on the palate. which gives it drinkability points.
Overall, I really enjoyed this one, too bad that it's price is so high here in the Netherlands.

Edit:according to the label it does have some corn, but other than a faint smell, it's not that obvious.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 330ml green bottle with a BB of Jan 2013. This is marketed over here as a premium beer that commands a relatively high price, though an Italian friend of mine tells me that it is considered pedestrian fare back home. The UK lager market is a fantasy beer league like no other.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear pale-straw colour with medium carbonation. Forms a decent head of fluffy white foam that disappears after a minute or two. Aroma of light malt with mild sweetness, a hint of stewed hops and a faint solventy twang in the background.

Tastes of light malt with a crisp, dry finish. Notes of stewed hops and a hint of solvent. Restrained yet harsh bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is light and tingly, but watery. Slightly astringent. Aftertaste of harsh stewed hops.

My Italian amico was right - this isn't up to much. A standard macro lager with little flavour and even less character. Probably passable on a hot day in Rome if served ice-cold. However, no need to go seek it out.

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Photo of viverlee
1.79/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Peroni Nastro Azzuro. Or simply “Peroni,” it’s the most accessible beer I’ve reviewed to date, a distinction fraught with largely well-deserved suspicion.

STYLE: Euro Pale Lager

ABV: 5.1%

LOOK: Translucent yellow, highly carbonated, wafer thin. I can, yeah, see my fingerprints on the other side of the glass. Great for a crime-scene detective, not so great for beer.

NOSE: Soulless bread, a man without a backbone. There’s a note, distinctly off-putting, that I can’t, and maybe won’t, pull.

MOUTH: Carrots, lemon, canned asparagus. That carbonation, it fades — quickly. Leaving only a mouthful of what can charitably be called beer.

BA Rating: 65

Hayward Abbey Rating: 61

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.75/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A - Pale golden color tons of inviting activity with a firm head that is present for a few gulps. No lacing

S - Buttery malt and skunky euro hops. I am a big fan of both

T - Very mild with notes of fascination. The malt is has a smooth sweetness and the hop backing is dry. Slightly watery finish

M - A tad thin but very refreshing. The carbonation keeps the palate very clean, easily drinkable

O - Nothing inoffensive about this beer. Nothing too fancy either. One of the better macro epl's around and goes great with pizza or just on a hot summer day

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Photo of Gazza
3.35/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall this is a nice, easy-drinking lager. Similar to most European lagers and surprisingly easy-drinking for its 5.1% abv. This beer is not very hoppy so it is not really bitter, it is a lot more crisp and clean. The experience was personally detracted because it came out extremely flat out of the bottle so I would like to try this one again and on a warmer day, a really hot day, this would be an outstanding beer to have with a barbecue and some chips. This beer is pretty solid throughout all the indicators and would be recommended on those hot summer days for some well-earned relaxation and as a thirst quencher.

This beer worsened a bit as a the drink went on and lost some of its fruity character, became a bit more bitter but the first few sips were really nice and on that alone I would personally recommend this as a nice entry level, popular lager.

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Photo of Bitterbill
2.24/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Best before July 10, 2012. The green bottles sitting on the shelf would cut that by a smidgeon, me thinks.

The colour of straw, a small 1/2" head of foam, decent lacing.

The smell is the usual for the style or for an American Adjunct Lager. Grain, corn, light ambiguous bitterness.

Grainy flavour with notes of corn, very light bitterness, I can see why it's a top seller in Italy for the similar reason that Bud Light is the top seller in the US. Light on the flavours and not offensive and easy drinking. Hardly an endorsement by moi but it stands to reason. Flavour doesn't seem to be a major priority of the average beer drinker. I hope saying that doesn't make me come across as a beer snob as that's not my intention...

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Photo of Arithmeticus
2.67/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured slightly chilled in tall lager glass.

A: beautiful presentation, with streams of carb bubbles and a two-finger head
S: lager, yeast, a bit of the traditional Euro-lager smell
T: slightly cloying beer; flavorful slightly lemony lager, but mixed with bready, stale character; tends to worsen as the bottle warms up
M: decent

Not a good beer--pass

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2.08/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

green bottle served in a lager glass.

L - clear yellow color with a white head that fizzled out with a constant rise of tiny carbonation bubbles.

S - a slight hint of skunk but it was mainly sweet grain.

T - sweet and grainy tasting.

F - light bodied with a bubbly feel.

O - meh.

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Photo of MDDMD
2.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A-crystal clear light yellow color with minimal white head and no lacing

S-light malt , hints of sweetness

T-light malt character, not much hop presence, slight ly astringent with a faint metallic taste

F-light body with light carbonation, crisp feel

O-Light lager with little compelling flavor, body or balance,

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Peroni Nastro Azzurro from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
65 out of 100 based on 677 ratings.
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