Peroni Libera

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A review of Peroni Libera - a nice, light alcohol-free lager from one of the biggest beer success stories ever.



ABV: 0.0%
Calories per bottle: 73 (22 per 100ml)

Peroni has to one of the biggest beer success stories ever. From humble beginnings in small-town Vigevano in 1846, it’s grown to be one of Italy’s most famous and most fashionable exports. It’s on the menu in pizzerias from Sicily to Stockholm, and promoted by an aspirational marketing campaign full of high fashion, beautiful lakes and glamourous women in sailor hats.

According to the brewers, Peroni Libera “empowers loyal Peroni Nastro Azzurro consumers with freedom and choice within their busy lifestyles”. So, does new Peroni Libera live up to the reputation of the world-renowned Nastro Azzuro?

Appearance-wise, it’s great. Peroni have always done a good serve, and this drink is no exception. It comes in a smart green bottle, labelled largely in Italian, promising an “espressione di stile ed eleganza”.

As for the taste, it’s nothing like Peroni Nastro Azzurro, but that doesn’t make it a bad beer. It’s a nice, light drink (a bit too light for some of our taste testers, who said they could tell straightaway that it was alcohol-free). It’s a little bit fruity, and a couple of our testers said they could taste apple. It is mercifully free of the nasty aftertaste that blights some alcohol-free beers. Well-chilled with a nice pizza margherita, it’s not bad at all. You can pick some up in Tesco and decide for yourself.

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