Birra Peroni
Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.

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Style:
European Pale Lager
Ranked #493
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
64
Ranked #48,103
Avg:
2.71 | pDev: 21.4%
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
443
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Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
 
Italy
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Year-round
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SCORE
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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.63/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Birra Peroni s.r.l. “Peroni”
33 cl brown glass bottle, “Best Before End 12/20” and sampled on 27 November 2019

Notes via stream of consciousness: This is not my first Peroni, nor will it be the last, although I don’t think there will be too many more. It’s poured a clear golden body beneath a short head of white that’s dropped before my eyes. This is probably not a “beer clean” glass but none of the Peroni beers that I’ve sampled have had very good head retention and lacing. The aroma expresses sweet grainy malt with a little bit of an herbal hop component to it. It’s clean, and welcoming. The flavor follows, and its sweetness is balanced by a stiff bitterness that helps to dry it in the end but ultimately leaves some malt lingering. Interestingly enough, the bitterness and some herbal hops linger as well. It’s a decent Euro lager that serves its purpose. In the mouth it’s medium bodied and gently crisp with a fine, gently effervescent carbonation that’s quite nice. It might not be the best but if you’re wanting for a train or flight and there’s nothing else available it’s enjoyable.
Review #6,816

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Photo of VABA
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A-Pours a light golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has light bready hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a very light bready flavor
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A decent lager

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Photo of puck1225
3.11/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had it while visiting a local Italian restaurant. If nothing else it was a nice looking beer. It was poured from a bottle into a frosted mug. This resulted in a clear yellow body topped with a creamy white head that left good lacing. Smelled grassy. Tasted grassy and a bit sweet. Clean tasting. It went well with the food.

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Photo of jazzandrea
1.25/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Si tratta di una birra a bassa fermentazione in stile Lager, che si presenta di colore giallo paglierino tenue, con schiuma scarsa e poco persistente.
L'aroma presenta note di malto, cracker, forse un po' di limone, ma predomina l'alcool.
Il gusto è molto piatto, con alcool, malto, un po' di mais e molto amaro.
Si tratta di una birra poco carbonata, dal corpo leggero, con un retrogusto amaro e metallico.

It is an ale beer in Lager style, with a pale yellow colour, with insufficient foam, not persistent.
Its aroma shows malt and cracker traces, maybe a bit of lemon, but the alcohol stands out.
Taste is so flat, with alcohol, malt, a bit of corn and a lot of bitter.
It is a not many carbonated beer, with light body and a bitter and metallic aftertaste.

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Photo of WunderLlama
2.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap at an Italian restaurant

Clear yellow liquid, no foam

Aroma = nope

Taste is light adjunct , grain

Well, it was cold, carbonated ,flavored slightly more than tap water

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Photo of elnachooo
2.06/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cerveza de cuerpo ligero y carbonatación media. Aroma a malta y un poco herbáceo. Al tomarla, en boca se vuelve a destacar la malta. Es moderamente dulce con un pequeño final amargo. Regular y a gusto personal, superior a Moretti.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
3.5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I think this beer gives way to influence, you can definitely tell where lagers got some of their influences from. Which is what beer is all about. Different flavors and different flavor profiles. A little bit of sweet and some of that straight up lager taste.

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Photo of RichardLeahy
3.33/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L. Looks exactly as it should, golden yellow, a decent white head but not much retention. Fades to white lacing. S. Again, appropriate, some malt but not a lot. T. Malt, but not strong, and not a lot else. A touch of hop bitterness on the back end. But enjoyable and morish. F. Light, reasonable carbonation and a dry crisp finish. O. If you are expecting a big, hop drenched, passionfruit tasting beer with a huge head you don't know beer. This is a great, authentic Euro lager and should be enjoyed and rated on that basis.

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Photo of REVZEB
2.48/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Crisp, fizzy and that is about the only remarkable features. The smell is corn and grain adjuncts, the taste is macro lager garbage with a hint of elderberry and wheat on the finish. So thin and wispy in the front before the crisp finish, just not that good

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Photo of EMH73
2.17/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Only option at the Italian restaurant I was at last night so I figured what the hell. Just an overall poor beer. Poured a clear light golden color with a one inch head that left little lacing. Smells of corn, grain and perhaps a bit of yeast. Taste of corn, grain, sugary sweetness and a hint of floral notes. Light bodied and carbonation, watery mouth feel, no bitterness.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.56/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Lombardino's, an Italian restaurant in Madison, WI. Served in a shaker pint glass. Pours a slightly darker copper-yellow body, clear with a one finger white head, short retention, no lacing. Smell is crisp bread and grains, a bit of floral notes. Pretty much what you'd expect from a lager; clean and crisp, pleasantly flavourful on the palate with a crispy bread rind, toasted grain, light floral bitterness that isn't too intrusive. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, crisp and refreshing, a nice drinking beer without too much bitterness or sweetness. Balanced lager. Not a mindblowing beer by any means, but it is tasty and fits the billing while waiting to be seated at a busy restaurant.

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Photo of Spike
2.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

250ml green bottle. One of the palest beers I’ve seen. Cheap, grainy smell. Corn & industrial flavours. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness, low carbonation. A thirst quencher when ice cold but poor overall.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.69/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Draft: Poured a clear golden color beer with a nice foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of adjunct and residual sugar notes is OK. Taste is mostly dominated by adjunct and residual sugar notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Not the best lager out there for sure.

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Photo of thommo_nk
3.25/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I prefer this to Nastro Azzuro as it is less carbonated, which makes it better to drink with a meal in my opinion.

Pretty much a standard lager flavour, has excellent mouthfeel.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.99/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wow I haven't reviewed this? Crazy. I think I first had this beer on Brady Street in Milwaukee about 15 years ago. Pours that feint straw yellow you tend to not dig on. Ok, so I'm getting a proverbial diet lager almost. Whatevs, we can still make this work. Did I mention a super thin 1/8" white head that disappears quickly? Aroma of grain. Didn't they used to make these in green bottles? I want my Euro skunk lager smell dammit!

Taste is almost nil, mouth feel is a grain and grass dryness. Almost no hopping, high carbonation, light body. There isn't much more to say about it. Bland? If you like that word I guess. I prefer to think of it as a beer you can just pound without getting into tasting notes too much.

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Photo of Gajo74
2.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm currently vacationing in Rome. Surprisingly, in this wonderful city of wines, I'm happy to see the emergent and thriving craft beer scene.
And then there's Peroni. We were at a restaurant where I was enjoying a nice Belgian Witt with my meal. The manager asked us if we could move tables in order to accommodate a larger group. We did, and for being a good sport, he said he'd treat me to a glass of champagne. I said I prefer beer, partly in jest and not really expecting anything in return. He gave me Peroni.
Uuuhhh....it's a clear piss yellow in color with a head that dies down at the snap of a finger. Grainy aroma and slightly grassy. For a beer like this, I can enjoy it on ocadsion if it's crisp, dry and relatively flavorless. Being that it was hot in Rome, it would have hit the spot. However, the body was slightly above light, not crisp and had a semi sweet malt and adjuncts flavor. The finish had a grassy but off flavor that was off putting.
Not a particularly good experience.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bought a 6-pack Tamuras $9.69
Clear golden color
High carbonation
Light mouthfeel
Slight malt taste, refreshing
Overall just ok. Very easy drinking. Better than budweiser, but not worth the premium price.

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Photo of matcris
2.99/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Clear and golden with a small white head that leaves a mild lacing behind. The smell and flavor are alike, A little grassy, malty, and quite corny. The feel is full carbonation, dry, and medium light body. Typical pale lager, here, nothing off and nothing remarkable. The corn like sweetness is full in this one, though, which I'm not a fan of.

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Photo of Schlitz74
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is just an average Euro lager, it pours a typical golden color with a finger of white head. It leaves very little in the way of lacing in the glass. There is nothing special here.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
2.62/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Just gonna copy and paste my review of Moretti, cuz this is basically the same shit, just maybe a touch better looking and smelling.

Pours a super basic and flat-looking yellow color, with a pale white head that dissipates nearly immediately. Totally translucent. Almost no scent at all, besides some very basic malt and corn. I'd elaborate a little more on the taste, but there's almost nothing there either. Very sweet and watery, almost none of the flavor you want in a craft beer. Overall, an extremely basic Euro-lager that you should only drink if your only option for buying beer is a convenience store or supermarket.

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Photo of Squire
3.34/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Medium yellow color with white cap and lacing.

Mild aroma of clean grain and slightly spicy hops.

Grain flavor on entry with a noticeable touch of sweetness. Hops present a bit of floral spiciness but neither grain nor hops make for more than average for style flavor intensity.

Light medium texture with balancing carbonation.

Fairly bog standard Euro lager with a balance between grain and hops. Enough sweetness and enough bitterness, it all actually works well enough, just not enough to raise this brew above the herd of other Euro lagers.

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Photo of Celtics76
2.23/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Had this at Frank Pepe's Pizzeria at Mohegan Sun.

Typical malty/grainy/lager taste. Thin body. Boring overall.

This beer needs to be ice cold to get any enjoyment out of it. Fortunately it was in a chilled glass and I just needed something to wash down all the pizza.

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Photo of bwood06
2.81/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

A - Clear pale golden straw in color. Fast rising carbonation. Very thin white head that dissipates very quickly. 3/5

S - Light malt, sourdough bread, corn, grassy hops. Typical lighter beer aromas here, none of which are very strong. These are all somewhat muted. 2.5/5

T - Cereal, corn, grassy hops. These seem to be somewhat muted, just like the aroma, with the exception being a grainy cereal flavor which really stands out. Very little bitterness. Flavor does not linger at all. 2.75/5

M - Very well carbonated which results in a tickling sensation along with a carbonation burn. Very crips and light. Drying astringency. 3.25/5

O - The mouthfeel really ups the score for this beer. Aroma and taste are somewhat muted but the mouthfeel is very nice for pairing with food. 3/5

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Photo of Andrewharemza
2.96/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear yellow golden color with large pored foam that decays quickly. Light malty typical lager smell. The taste is malty and also typical lager alike. Not to bad.

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Photo of stoutman
2.52/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not one of my favorites. The appearance was a clear yellow color with a soft one finger white foamy head that quickly dies down to a film in the center of the beer . The smell had some cooked corn with a cereal - like content. The taste was somewhat sweet for what was there. On the nose and palate, this was somewhat of a macro brew skunk with a watery corn aftertaste.

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Birra Peroni from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
Beer rating: 64 out of 100 with 443 ratings