An Adventure at the cAb
Peroni (5/10)
Derek 5 Italy's number 1 beer is rated a 5 in my book.
Nehru 4 The Skunk Works Stretch: Peroni: I was expecting a Ferrari, I got a stinky Fiat. If it did not smell so bad it would have been a 8 or higher, but damn, it stunk therefore it gets a low score :4/10. Definetly check this beer out if you have no sense of smell.
Nick 6 The second leg of the Green Mile...definitely the smelliest beer I have ever drank...It smelled like a dead skunk on the side of the road, but it actually tasted pretty good...I would recommend noseplugs for this...
Zach  


What others have to say about Peroni?

name rating comment
Christopher Cox
10-15-2005
8:03 pm
7 Peroni has a dignified taste. While not a stellar brew, it has
a pedigree all its own. It's a
refreshing change from the staid
and predictable American domestics. Italians do many things well and Peroni is no exception.
rickye
10-25-2005
5:13 pm
5.5 good beer with no after taste. first tried in italian restaurant on the east coast. do not know how many calories and carbs are in it though.
Tiffany
04-28-2006
1:36 am
2 I think Peroni is the shit, it is by far one of the tastiest beers i have yet to try.
Daren Lannigan
06-12-2006
10:53 pm
6 I had to laugh at Nick and Nehru's
comment about the stink factor of Peroni Beer. I have traveled all over europe and sampled hundreds of euro brews. This beer is fantastik euro style brew with a great finish. The italians definately are great at whatever they put their mind to. You guys really need to get out more and get over your coorlight/american beer mentality.
George McIntyre
08-2-2006
2:04 pm
9 Great beer, refreshing and clean ! Want to sell in my shop if I can find a distributor.
Kadi Rodriguez
12-8-2006
2:36 pm
  This beer is fan-fuckin-tastic.
Victoria
09-22-2007
3:18 pm
9 Americans - beer is not water. Put down the Cheetos and Bud lite and embrace your true palate.
patsy conte
12-27-2007
11:50 am
  i love this smooth ass beer. long live italy!!!!
Mark Gruber
12-27-2007
12:12 pm
9 The taste brings back childhood memories of the fatherland. Dunka!!
Moose Kreuger
12-27-2007
1:28 pm
9 I love this beer. My good friend Papa Conte introduced me to this sweet treat. A great compliment to a hot homemade lasagna dinner. Muah! Thanks Pizza Pat!!
Bri
12-28-2007
12:08 pm
9 Love that smooth taste going down my deep throat!
Mikey J.
12-28-2007
5:19 pm
9 Peroni the best beer I ever had it makes my voice raspy!!!
roberto h
01-24-2008
10:57 pm
  Pretty good beer. I can tell Nehru and Nick have not tried anything other American beer,
Michael Quintero-Moore
03-3-2008
11:23 am
9 Great Beer! Love it so much that I am agressively promoting it at all my events. I also intend to get all of my bar/restaurant clients to carry this brand. Viva Italia!
Michael Quintero-Moore
03-3-2008
11:24 am
9 Great Beer! Love it so much that I am agressively promoting it at all my events. I also intend to get all of my bar/restaurant clients to carry this brand. Viva Italia!
Michael Quintero-Moore
03-3-2008
11:24 am
9 Great Beer! Love it so much that I am agressively promoting it at all my events. I also intend to get all of my bar/restaurant clients to carry this brand. Viva Italia!
Kerry Clayton
03-11-2008
1:09 pm
  By far the best tasting beer I have ever tried. I will not even go near an American made beer because it actually does STINK! What is the deal with Sam Adams? Every bottle has the same rotten bitter taste no matter what color label of fancy name they put on it. I knew Peroni was a quality and tasteful product before their classy and stylish ad came out confirming this. People with taste just know - all others drink Anhauser Busch products.
Kerry Clayton
03-11-2008
1:09 pm
  By far the best tasting beer I have ever tried. I will not even go near an American made beer because it actually does STINK! What is the deal with Sam Adams? Every bottle has the same rotten bitter taste no matter what color label or fancy name they put on it. I knew Peroni was a quality and tasteful product before their classy and stylish ad came out confirming this. People with taste just know - all others drink Anhauser Busch products.
Kerry Clayton
03-11-2008
1:09 pm
  By far the best tasting beer I have ever tried. I will not even go near an American made beer because it actually does STINK! What is the deal with Sam Adams? Every bottle has the same rotten bitter taste no matter what color label or fancy name they put on it. I knew Peroni was a quality and tasteful product before their classy and stylish ad came out confirming this. People with taste just know - all others drink Anhauser Busch products.
Kerry Clayton
03-11-2008
1:09 pm
9 By far the best tasting beer I have ever tried. I will not even go near an American made beer because it actually does STINK! What is the deal with Sam Adams? Every bottle has the same rotten bitter taste no matter what color label or fancy name they put on it. I knew Peroni was a quality and tasteful product before their classy and stylish ad came out confirming this. People with taste just know - all others drink Anhauser Busch products.
Kerry Clayton
03-11-2008
1:10 pm
9 By far the best tasting beer I have ever tried. I will not even go near an American made beer because it actually does STINK! What is the deal with Sam Adams? Every bottle has the same rotten bitter taste no matter what color label or fancy name they put on it. I knew Peroni was a quality and tasteful product before their classy and stylish ad came out confirming this. People with taste just know - all others drink Anhauser Busch products.
Shannon Walter
04-11-2008
11:28 pm
9 It's my 21st birthday and this is the first thing I legally bought and drank....so obviously it's good!
Shannon Walter
04-11-2008
11:29 pm
9 It's my 21st birthday and this is the first thing I legally bought and drank....so obviously it's good!
Shannon Walter
04-11-2008
11:29 pm
9 It's my 21st birthday and this is the first thing I legally bought and drank....so obviously it's good!
sarah
05-20-2008
8:27 am
  Excellent beer - how many calories per bottle?? Can anyone enlighten me?
sarah
05-20-2008
8:27 am
  Excellent beer - how many calories per bottle?? Can anyone enlighten me?
Daddy Motswagae
06-27-2008
7:26 am
9 I'LL NEVER STOP DRINKING THIS IRRESISTABLE CLEAN & SOOOOOTHING BEER..NASTRO,TRUE LA DOLCE VITA,LA VITA E BELLE!!
kevin flaherty
06-28-2008
2:53 pm
9.5 peroni beer is the best beer i have ever tasted with the cleanest taste too. rock on italy.
Ryan T.
07-1-2008
12:39 pm
7.5 It was.. Ok. No aftertaste, smooth, goes well with red meat. But lacks punch, and a definative flavor... could easily replace it with Amstel Light, and you wouldnt tell the difference. Does it set itself apart? Not in my book. I would drink ANY belgium Abbey Ale (Trappist) over this ANY day.
Tom Martorelli
07-13-2008
7:34 pm
9 I was in Italy last summer and loved it. I like Peroni Lager better than the Peroni Nastro Azzuro. When cold Peroni is a refreshing beer with very little aftertaste. As for people that said it was skunky they nust have had some Peroni that was past its date as we all know Beer doesnot have a naturally skunky taste. Its because its not fresh. Anyone know I cant find Peroni in Canada? I can find Nastro Azzuro but not the Birra Peroni.
Randy R
10-16-2008
8:12 am
8 Opened the bottle, got a whiff and wondered if I could manage to swallow it. Once I actually tasted it though, it wasn't long before I really started to enjoy it. This is a very good beer although it is a a change if you're used to lighter stuff.
henry llavina
11-9-2008
2:45 pm
9 I want to know what is the lifetime period of this beer since the day that is packed .
Wild Willie
11-24-2008
3:06 pm
8 Found some left over in the cooler after a flight, so I liberated the stuff from the plane and took it home in my back pack on my Ducati. Hmm, Italians make some hot bikes and cars, now let's sample the beer. Not bad. Not bad at all. I think it taste way better then Heineken because it is not hopped so heavily. If it did not cost $8.00/6-pack I would buy it. Right now I'll just keep a lookout for leftovers in the plane.
Andrew
01-22-2009
4:07 am
9.5 This is a superb beer!.

A beautifully clean tasting consistent drop.

I've been drinking this for a year now after seeing it at my West Australian bottle shop and giving it a go.

Don't get the smell factor .. but some have suggested an eggy odour .. maybe it's the smell that comes from great beers .. with quality/complexity.

Peroni is a beer drinker's beer .. a corker of a Pilsener and perfect for summer drinking.

It seems there are lots of fans of excessively malty American style lagers about the place .. Liberate your taste buds .. and give Peroni another go!.

Jose Chapa
04-6-2009
2:03 pm
9 Great beer.
Harry Johnson
04-9-2009
11:55 am
8.5 After I got sick on my 21st, threw up 40 times.. i guess it was hotwings,ranch,shots mixed with beer.. dark beers. Which I thought were good at that time, to this day I can't stand them. So I went back to try the beers I first learned to drink, italian beers. Peroni is the shit.
GiGi Barone
04-13-2009
1:44 pm
9 I wish I could find Birra Peroni in Canada. They only sell the Peroni Nastro Azzuro up here. That is an ok beer. It tastes like Heineken but the original Peroni Beer is an excellent beer. It is refreshing and has no after taste. That is all I drank when I was in Italy. Excellent beer!!!
Antonio
05-28-2009
5:35 am
  Exmos Senhores
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richard poleszuk
07-10-2009
8:37 am
9 love it.always drink it when at home or out at a bar.best bottled beer out there.would love a promotional t-shirt if you have any
richard poleszuk
07-10-2009
8:38 am
9 love it.always drink it when at home or out at a bar.best bottled beer out there.would love a promotional t-shirt if you have any
richard poleszuk
07-10-2009
8:38 am
9 love it.always drink it when at home or out at a bar.best bottled beer out there.would love a promotional t-shirt if you have any
kyle stout
07-12-2009
9:11 pm
8.5 i'm a micro brew kind of a guy. but growing up italian in the east I've learned a few things... 1st is italian cooking is best when it takes all day to make. 2nd nothing goes better with baked bolognese then peroni. I thank my heritage!
kyle stout
07-12-2009
9:12 pm
8.5 i'm a micro brew kind of a guy. but growing up italian in the east I've learned a few things... 1st is italian cooking is best when it takes all day to make. 2nd nothing goes better with baked bolognese then peroni. I thank my heritage!
kyle stout
07-12-2009
9:40 pm
8.5 i'm a micro brew kind of a guy. but growing up italian in the east I've learned a few things... 1st is italian cooking is best when it takes all day to make. 2nd nothing goes better with baked bolognese then peroni. I thank my heritage!
kyle stout
07-12-2009
9:40 pm
8.5 i'm a micro brew kind of a guy. but growing up italian in the east I've learned a few things... 1st is italian cooking is best when it takes all day to make. 2nd nothing goes better with baked bolognese then peroni. I thank my heritage!
Alonso
07-14-2009
4:47 pm
9.5 I AGREE WITH THAT it tastes better then Heineken, and it's about a buck less expensive too.
KMDjr
08-5-2009
11:16 pm
8.5 Hello,

Peroni is among the best Euro beers you can access here without too much difficulty. First tried it a fine Itlian rest. here that had no Moretti(s)...I'd say Peroni is up there w/the better brews. (Stink-factor? Please...try Newcastle Brown for that, but it still rocks, don't it?)
Laurie
08-6-2009
12:28 pm
9.5 Very good beer. It's alot better than the American beers that I've had.Very good with pizza. I think it's worth the money.
Stuart Steinberg
08-8-2009
1:02 am
9.5 Smell? Whats this smell people are speaking of?

When I placed the finely appointed bottle of Peroni near my nose the refreshing aroma of this fine quencher was the closest thing to a natural aphrodisiac I've ever encountered. I was first able to purse my lips around a bottle of Peroni Nastro Azzurro on an incredibly sunny day on the shores of beautiful Pacific Beach located in the thriving Metropolis of San Diego. Other than the first time I tasted my Aunt Mabel's world reknown Split Pea Soup I must say this is the tastiest substance to bless my palate. The only thing that kept this gift from God from being rated a perfect 10 was the fact that my yarmulke blew off my head when I tilted my head back to drink in its goodness.
Patrick
08-21-2009
9:14 pm
9 Great smooth taste. A proper Euro lager. I am a fan of Pilsner and Heineken and have abandoned them for Peroni because it is different than all those other green bottle beers and Mexican lagers everyone I know drinks so much of. Peroni is a tasty Lager that has not been over sold. Drink it to be different than the average beer drinking idiot.
robin
09-2-2009
5:08 am
5 While it is not a bad beer it is on par with most countries major brand beer.
Here are some things to consider when discussing Peroni, first there are two different beers, export and for local sales. The export is marred by lack of a large foreign market presence and can sit on the shelf for quite a long time, skunk beer, it is also a different brew than the local. So those in the foreign countries are experiencing one thing while those in Italy another.

Peroni is owned by SABMiller, which erases any snob appeal that may have been attached to it.

Finally, two things to consider, first, for those who urge Americans to step out of the box, take a look at the top beers on the list and I think you will see a fair representation from the US and second, comparing ales, bocks, porters, stouts, lagers, etc is similar to trying to comparing wine, Champagne and Bacardi Breezer or cars, Ferrari and Hyundai. Each has a place, but not in rating the other.


I am a lager fan and I enjoy, German, Australian and Mexican lagers in that order. When in Italy last, I drank Heineken, liking the taste over Corona, Bud and Peroni, but that is just me. In a couple of weeks I will be lucky enough to give Peroni another go.
Noel Pfundt
11-1-2009
3:07 pm
9.5 It was great when my (US Navy)ship was home-ported a couple years in Naples in '59-'61 and it hasn't changed.
james
11-14-2009
9:19 pm
9.5 what a consistent beer. a flowery pilsner, reminescent of Heineken but smoother and cleaner tasting. acutally my favorite beer.
james
11-14-2009
9:19 pm
9.5 what a consistent beer. a flowery pilsner, reminescent of Heineken but smoother and cleaner tasting. acutally my favorite beer.
james
11-14-2009
9:19 pm
9.5 what a consistent beer. a flowery pilsner, reminescent of Heineken but smoother and cleaner tasting. acutally my favorite beer.
james
11-14-2009
9:20 pm
9.5 what a consistent beer. a flowery pilsner, reminescent of Heineken but smoother and cleaner tasting. acutally my favorite beer.
Treina Muse
11-23-2009
1:15 am
9 Peroni is the best.
Treina Muse
11-23-2009
1:15 am
9 Peroni is the best.
Treina Muse
11-23-2009
1:15 am
9 Peroni is the best.
Sally
01-3-2010
1:26 pm
9.5 I had this beer New Years Eve at an authentic Italian Restaurant to try something new and get into the Italian spirit and loved it! Made for a great New Years Eve as I didn't have to sip it an gag at the thought of finishing it like some many other American beers.
Rod
01-4-2010
12:00 pm
9.5 I absolutely love Peroni. I recently spent some time in Rome and Venice, and Peroni was one of my staples while there, so I may be partial. Actually found a bottle last night, and it was even better than I remember (for some reason, Italian beer is often skunked IN Italy). If yours smelled bad, it was definitely skunked...try it again.
mattymath
01-8-2010
10:10 am
8 I always like Peroni, good lager flavor; flawless, clean finish
mattymath
01-8-2010
10:11 am
8 I always like Peroni, good lager flavor; flawless, clean finish
mattymath
01-8-2010
10:12 am
8 I always like Peroni, good lager flavor; flawless, clean finish
Michael
01-26-2010
2:31 am
9 Beer in a green bottle is always the best, Peroni has a great taste. You are smelling the hops. People who drink light beer, are not beer drinkers. Light beer drinkers can take the light weight train out of town. I will be drinking Peroni while Italy wins the World Cup again. Here's to you. MRC
CDR TM JACKS
03-1-2010
7:15 am
6 Peroni is an inexpensive and adequate Italian beer, but analogous to a reasonable table wine. Try Moretti and you'll instantly appreciate superior quality from Italy.
Aaron Madrigal
03-7-2010
10:13 pm
8.5 very good beer. taste's like a better Heineken. alot of people are saying the beer smell bad but I dont smell anything but a good beer.
p64
03-11-2010
10:13 am
9.5 Peroni (the cheaper one, not Nastro Azzurro) is by far the best lager in the world. Clean, light, refreshing, just flawless. Heineken and the likes cost more than twice and are way inferior, but spending billions in advertising.... Why is it so difficult to find outside Italy? Well probably the owners (SABMiller) do not want Coors and Miller lose market share once people discover Peroni... Sad.
Francisco
03-19-2010
5:48 pm
9
Francisco
03-19-2010
5:52 pm
9 Just had my first Peroni and it was excellent. Nice and smooth taste with a great finish.
uncle mic
05-12-2010
2:56 am
9.5 Excellent stuff.pricey but classy
gck1200rs
05-16-2010
5:16 pm
5 Peroni Nastro Azzuri is OK. I prefer Moretti or Pilsner Urquell.
Wow
07-27-2010
7:45 pm
6.5 skunky, tasty, above average. and stop generalizing "Americans" it makes you look ignorant
HFTO
08-6-2010
4:20 pm
7 First of all numbnuts all beers can stink if it gets lightstruck,that doesn't mean the beer is bad.
As far a taste it's decent and very drinkable not a world class beer but pretty good nonetheless....and it's a step up atleast for those who can't handle aftertaste in their beers.
enrico zampini
12-1-2010
5:55 pm
9 these guys finely drank out of a glass. and not from a bottle. you should unjoy the nose of a beer like a good wine.
Dawg of Steel
02-12-2011
4:18 pm
9.5 Very smooth and crisp, pleasant to both my nose and palatte. Sparkly feel with perfect hoppiness for my tastes. Wonderful stuff after a hard day in the hot sun. Serve in a proper glass for best taste.
beeryleary
03-21-2011
6:44 am
0.5 Peroni is piss. You idiots have trailer park trash tastebuds.
Juan
03-23-2011
7:33 pm
9.5 I don't drink piss so I don't know what it tastes like. I drink all kinds of beer, though, and Peroni is a fucking good beer.
jim
05-15-2011
9:00 am
9 Do you like pilsners? Give it a try.
Refreshing and crisp.
eli
07-9-2011
11:19 pm
5.5 Becks Light.
Chris
07-11-2011
7:48 pm
8 Peroni + a good Rigatoni pasta = heaven at an Italian restaurant. It's a very good beer. The comparissons to Heineken are laughable. Maybe try it on tap?
Steve
07-12-2011
12:25 pm
 
Mary ann
08-19-2011
10:35 pm
9 The only beer I like!
Great in Italy.....with pizza!

Refreshing after a day in the sun!!!!!!!!
scotty
08-20-2011
7:49 pm
9.5 Only rated this a 9.5 because I have many more beers to try. I actually think (as of now) its a 10. Nice clean taste, slightly skunky, water in it tastes sparkling, kind of like Perrier. Refreshing beer, way to go Italy!
scotty
08-20-2011
7:49 pm
9.5 Only rated this a 9.5 because I have many more beers to try. I actually think (as of now) its a 10. Nice clean taste, slightly skunky, water in it tastes sparkling, kind of like Perrier. Refreshing beer, way to go Italy!
Gil
09-12-2011
2:07 pm
 
Tried this for the first time while in Italy and not a bad beer. Too bad the beer snobs on here won;t give it a break.
jill
01-21-2012
7:45 pm
8.5 I like red wine esp. French, Spanish and Italian.
The Italians have done it..well again..
I can see how coors and bud people can miss this fine taste from Italy..They have a one-dimensional palate---Coors//Bud
doc
03-11-2012
8:23 am
9 great taste less filling , damm good beer.
Deezy Weezy
03-23-2012
10:00 am
8.5 LOL @ The guys above who passed the official ratings! Man, this is some incredibly good stuff! Great beer. Oh, and people who are talking this "American this, American that..." stuff? Wise up, not all of us are the same or like the same things, get out and around, meet more people more often!
Les
04-7-2012
8:52 pm
2 Just had this beer in north
Boston.... Wish I could buy it in podunk S.D.
Will probably have to wait a decade or 2!!!
Try it if you get a chance
tommyguns
04-10-2012
5:19 pm
8.5 love this beer. fresh clean taste not too light. did not notice any strong bad smell
Raven' Maven
06-8-2012
2:28 pm
3 Very bland. Slightly bitter. I don't like beer that doesn't have a nice head. I guess I have to stick to Mexican, German, and Scandinavian beer.
MrkIV
06-25-2012
9:54 am
  Americans... Yes we are and proud of it! I'll take a Stone IPA over this sissy ass euro crap any day. Yeah it stinks AND tastes like a "Heini", that's two strikes. It also tastes like an Amstel left out and open overnight. Just like all things from Europe, stock full of false adequacy. Beautiful packaging and marketing but horribly third rate, you know European.
Kay
06-29-2012
10:26 pm
8 Peroni is an awesome beer....great taste....simply rocks....
JonT
06-30-2012
12:39 pm
5 Peroni has invaded Canada of late -- It's everywhere all of a sudden. Too bad, because it tastes like a Löwenbräu that was left out in the sun for a few weeks. Pass.

08-10-2012
1:48 pm
9
Timmy
08-10-2012
1:52 pm
9 Peroni is 9.5/10 because when it's warm it's not so nice... otherwise it is the beer of gods, as I am one.
Cameron Cecil
09-26-2012
4:56 am
1 I'm not a big fan. I tried a 6 pack of Nastro Azzurro and it's not really my thing, but I've had much worse. I'm more of and IPA or stout person though. Also it smells like a bad batch of home brewed beer.
Colby
10-29-2012
2:20 am
4 Easily mistaken for sparkling water, this is expensive, bottled beer pong juice. Best used as a light palate cleanser, don't expect any flavor or much ABV (4.7%)

I love the ignorant Euro comments, I guess Americans have rubbed off on you. I could name 20 breweries in my state alone (CA) that could mop Peroni with the floor in any competition (save oldest brewery). Please don't try to lecture me on what good beer is, and do yourself the favor of trying non-corporate American beer (shit that no true American beer lover drinks unless forced to).
Joe
11-21-2012
2:36 pm
8.5 Very good beer, has a clean refreshing flavour, and not sure what the skunk smelling references are about, but smells like you would expect a beer to smell.
Joe Mooma
11-27-2012
11:04 am
9 Best beer i've ever had
Manfred
12-1-2012
5:43 am
3 Have been stuck drinking Peroni all night and they have no taste, drink water and save a packet!! Do yourself a favour and drink a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and enjoy what a beer should be.
Manfred
12-1-2012
5:43 am
3 Have been stuck drinking Peroni all night and they have no taste, drink water and save a packet!! Do yourself a favour and drink a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and enjoy what a beer should be.
Manfred
12-1-2012
5:43 am
2 Have been stuck drinking Peroni all night and they have no taste, drink water and save a packet!! Do yourself a favour and drink a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and enjoy what a beer should be.
Destro Black
01-13-2013
12:19 pm
8.5 Lite and refreshing!
Thea Mulheran
02-18-2013
3:52 am
9.5 There is a reason why this delicious pale ale is the second best seller in Italy, it's almost perfect...
Thea Mulheran
02-18-2013
3:53 am
9.5 There is a reason why this delicious pale ale is the second best seller in Italy, it's almost perfect...
BENNO
05-28-2013
1:28 pm
9 GREAT BEER!
FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT SAY IT "SMELLS" BAD.....SKUNKY, ETC, THAT'S BECAUSE IT WAS NOT FRESH BEER OR WAS SUJECTED TO LIGHT FOR TOO LONG A PERIOD.

10-19-2013
1:44 am
  I love the new peroni ad that I saw watching Caulfield cup !
MissItalian
10-23-2013
5:53 pm
9 This is by far the best beer around. Love it what else can i say.
blitzed
12-31-2013
10:22 am
3 If it's between coors lite and personi then I'll go with the latter. But otherwise not something I would actively look for. There are many, many, many better options than Peroni

03-30-2014
12:04 pm
  yes yes very nice




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