March 30th, 2011


Quest For Beer episode 20: Nastro Azzurro

The journey around The Mediterranean continues.

Peroni Nastro Azzurro

I had Nastro Azzurro when I was in Florence in 2005, but it was during a serious meeting so I couldn't study it properly.

The lager pours from the bottle a clear golden yellow - but so very pale! It has a small head that fades fast to a tiny head sustained by lot of bubbles rising up through the beer.

First sip: Small malt with a taste of grain - it's brewed with maize so it's milder than rice and finishes with a slightly sweet taste. The hops are mild and give a nice dryness.

This is a nice pale lager, smooth with mild grain sweetness. It's a good one for relaxing with on hot days. Another one brewed in Sydney, but "Under supervision" not just under license. I suppose that is better, but it's still brewed in BLOODY SYDNEY. It's not as good as the real Italian brew.

Nastro Azzuro
Birra Peroni Italy
(Brewed by Pacific Breweries, Northmead NSW, under supervision.)
5.1% alc/vol

Peroni Nastro Azzurro

Same again, sir? Yes, and bring a bowl of nice fresh ravioli and a Florentine Steak.
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