May 09, 2007

Nastro Azzurro

Iím still on the quest for Shadoglare to find a great Italian Beer. This week at the store I found a sixer of Peroni Nastro Azzurro. That makes two different Italian beers Iíve tried. So far Iím pretty whelmed by the quality.


It has a green bottle with the name of the company cast into the glass. The label is white with the name of the company in large red letters and the name over the beer just underneath it. There are some blue banners with Italian writing on it. Really there is nothing all that special about the label.

This is another beer with a very pale gold/straw coloring to it. Itís clear; light passes easily through it with out any problems. It poured a white head, but it disappeared in less then 30 seconds leaving no lacing or film on the top of the beer.

The scent is very faint and hard to discern from other scents in the air. After concentrating you can make out a faint floral hops scent with a touch of malt and citrus. The flavor is week with a slight malt sweetness. There is a nice hop bitterness to the finish that leaves little to no aftertaste.

This is a light bodied beer. There is a strong carbonation at the beginning, but that fades quickly to almost nothing. There is almost no mouth feel to the beer and I liken it to drinking water.

To be honest this beer tasted like a knock off of a standard American lite beer. I know they say they have been around since 1846, but Iíd swear I taste a mix of Miller and Bud in this one. Itís not a bad hot day beer. While grilling tonight I enjoyed one. Itís a beer that you can drink if you donít want to be overwhelmed with flavor or your standard beer fillingness. Yea, thatís a word now! Iím going to give this beer 3.5 out of 10.

Posted by Contagion in Alcohol at May 9, 2007 07:38 PM | TrackBack

I particularly like this one with NY style pizza. That way you can stuff yourself with pizza and not be full on beer, too.

Posted by: Ogre at May 10, 2007 12:29 PM