Gran Riserva Bianca
Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
ABV:
5.1%
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Avg:
3.5 | pDev: 12.57%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
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Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
 
Italy
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

50cl bottle from Carrefour Supermarket, Roma (€1.79):
Cloudy & slightly murky amber with a foamy white head that holds well. It;s loght & floral on the nose with wheat, cloves & faint coriander. The taste is similar with wheat & faint coriander, light citrus & touches of spice then some perfume like touches to finish. It's a little basic tasting for the style but it was smooth, well-carbonated & easy to drink without being anything special.

Jan 28, 2020
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Birra Peroni s.r.l. “Gran Riserva Bianca”
50 cl brown glass bottle. “Da consumarsi preferibilimente entro la fine / stabilimento 07/20 PADOVA L9 208 1 16” and sampled on 29 November 2019
€1,60 @ PAM, Piazza degli Ottaviani, Firenze, IT

Notes via stream of consciousness: Although it’s labeled “Gran Riserva Bianca” this is actually done in the German hefeweizen style. The body is a very hazy orange beneath a finger thick head of creamy white foam. Tiny bubbles can be seen rising steadily within. The aroma clearly expresses sweet yellow bananas over a doughy and wheaty maltiness with just a light dusting of yeasty phenols and spiciness to round it out. The flavor follows in, dare I say it, the exact same way. I get the banana right up front, with the phenolic spiciness appearing immediately to bring it to fullness, and then the sweetish and doughy malt rising as it crosses the middle of the palate. It’s creamy and smooth with a very fine-bubbled, seemingly natural, moderate carbonation that accentuates the malt and sweetness. No doubt, the banana suggests sweetness to the brain as well, and yet it doesn’t finish sweet as there’s a touch of acidity, and then a light bit of bitterness just as you begin to swallow. It then lingers with more of the spiciness, and a touch of crushed white peppercorns, as well as some of the banana although it appears more green than yellow. It’s not exactly your traditional hefeweizen, but neither does it have to be, nor is it in anyway “off”. It’s just a little different, and if I’m not incorrect, that has something to do with how Italians like their beer. They don’t like a lot of carbonation, and they generally drink their beers a little warmer so that makes complete sense. A hefeweizen at the standard, higher carbonation the Germans use (at least 3.0 volumes of CO2 per liter) would gush from the bottle at 45 - 55˚F. In the end it’s a unique, and nicely balanced and rounded take on the hefeweizen style that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Review #6,819

Nov 29, 2019
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jazzandrea from Italy

3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Peroni Gran Riserva Bianca si presenta di un bel colore giallo torbido, con un robusto cappello di schiuma bianca, mediamente persistente.
Aroma di frumento, banana, lievito, malto, tracce di frutti tropicali (ananas e mango) ed una punta speziata (pepe e chiodi di garofano).
Il gusto è molto equilibrato, con banana, lievito, frutta tropicale ed arancia, molto speziato. Il retrogusto è amaro e speziato, ma molto piacevole.
Si tratta di una birra mediamente carbonata, dal corpo medio e molto beverina.

Peroni Gran Riserva Bianca has a golden cloudy yellow colour, under a really strong head of white foam, persistent on average.
Aroma of wheat, banana, yeast, malt, traces of tropical fruits (pineapple and mango) and a spicy hint (pepper and cloves).
Aroma is well balanced, with banana, yeast, tropical fruits and orange, much spicy. Aftertaste is bitter and spicy, but so drinkable.
It is an on average carbonated beer, with medium body and much drinkable.

Jun 30, 2019
Gran Riserva Bianca from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 4 ratings