Birra Peroni Industriale

Peroni Nastro Azzurro

Beer No. 25 – 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.

Beeradvocate Rating: 65

Hayward Abbey Rating: 61