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Brewed by Balashi National Brewery Inc.
Style: Pale Lager
Santa Cruz, Aruba

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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The beer has a deep golden color totally clear and transparent, with a bitterness which is soft to the tongue and nose however with an aroma of fresh hops, a short aftertaste and easy on foam. The combination of all feels fresh and smooth to the mouth when cold, perfect for Aruba's hot climate.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
darrennelson12 (350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
In bottle from store in Aruba .. very light and easy drinking. Nothing special but easy to manage while sitting on the beach. The Balashi Special (Carnaval 60) was better

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Big_Pete (32) - Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2014
From long ago. The beer itself was decent for what it was. Would I have it again? No. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ben4321 (3575) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Location: 8 oz can my parents brought me from Aruba, 12/29/13

Aroma: The nose is full of sweet malts, corn, hay, and the rest of what you’d guess
Appearance: Pours a clear gold color without much head or lace to it at all
Flavor: Tastes much the same, sweet malts, corn, and boredom, pretty much what you’d expect
Palate: The body is light, it has an average-to-lively carbonation, and a somewhat thin feel
Overall Impression: I wasn’t all that impressed by this one, but I wasn’t particularly disappointed either. This beer was basically exactly what I expected it to be.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
two7offsuit (124) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Drank this on a beach in Aruba. Typical beer that you find in the Caribbean. Pale yellow, thin head. Refreshing on the beach when served cold. Not flavorful.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Psytron (1157) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
Gift can. Smell of malt and starch. Golden colour, midsize white head. Aroma of hops, metal, grain. Rather dry hoppiness. Medium bitter.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
swoopjones (5357) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
can. average simple lager. little taste or aroma. light golden pour. little to wrie about. would like to drink in Aruba though

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (463) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 Drank this from the tap in the brewery in 2007, though made with filtered seawater not a sign of saltiness. Grain, rice, grassy hops, clear pale golden, minimal white head, sweetbitter, medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, light bitter finish, bit watery, rather smooth, great thirstquencher.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Can
Aroma: A bit musty, salt, seaweed
Appearance: Clear straw/golden, bubbly with short lasting foamy white head
Taste: A bit of sweetness, no bitterness, some slight off-putting flavors in the finish
Palate: Although it appears highly carbonated in the glass, fairly flat, thin mouthfeel
Overall: For a pale lager, this isn’t too bad.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jkwalking05 (3508) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Pale yellow color with a small white head. Aroma is of grain and corn. Taste is the same.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (9948) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
A fine lager from Aruba courtesy of GT. Clear golden pour with a white head. Aroma of corn, apple, plastic, and grain. The flavor is much the same. Quite bland and just mostly sweet. Grain, corn, and apple. A touch of plastic and water on the finish.


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