Thursday, August 19, 2010

Peroni Gran Riserva

Busy freaking day. Work surrounded by orthodontist and pediatrician appointments followed by new school year orientation. I am sweaty!

Today I'm drinking Peroni Gran Riserva brewed by SpA Birra Peroni in Rome, Italy. This came home from my friend's trip to Barcelona. I reviewed Peroni Nastro Azzurro a long time ago. Quite frankly, I don't know what the difference between these beers is. The label is in a lot of languages, but I did manage to see Best Before End 04/11 and that this was brewed in the Padova brewery. Only 33cl, rip-off!

Mucho grainy aroma. Flavors, same thing, with lots of sweet grains. Some bitter then comes in with a touch of bread flavors, and that's what you get for most of the rest of the bottle. Kinda dirty, mass-lager type beer flavors with a highly metallic finish. Toward the end, the 6.6% alcohol even makes this seem a little alcoholic. I don't speak Italian, but maybe that's what they mean by "BIRRA DOPPIO MALTO".  Not the worst beer or even close, but still kinda blech.

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