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

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.21/5   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.


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
RobertDale (4721) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Can. Thanks John! Pours a pale gold with an average white head. Mild aroma of malt and grain. Taste is malt, corn, and some grass. Some metallic and skunky taste. Typical Caribbean lager.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DandyWolfFloyd (845) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Aroma - a little sweetness malt-wise in the nose Appearance - pale body color no real head, rings out Taste - is full of corny malt, hay, and adjuncts Palate - thin body, soft carbonation. Not special - but a hard find Thank you - Gary Reed ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkSachon (833) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2015
12 oz can from Barb as a gift from her trip - thanks! Lacks any real taste but might be good for a hot summer day on the islands.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrHangover (3671) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle as gift from a friend. Typical lager look, clear golden, medium white head. Aroma is rather skunky, malty and cardboard. Flavour is medium sweet, not much else. All the characteristics of a decent lager, but really nothing more.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Douberd (3985) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2015
(Balashi) Small bottle shared by vipinvelp at home, thanks! New country tick. Golden pale in colour with a small white head, low retention and minimal lacing left behind. Aroma of adjuncts, can’t really tell what, some dirty hay. Taste of maltose, sweet, with hay and dried grass. Medium thin body, average carbonation, quite dry though. Well, probably tastes better in an Aruba beach.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (1417) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Pours a golden yellow color with a sweet malt aroma. Taste is malt, corn, and a light sweetness. A dry finish with little aftertaste. Thank you Willie Veloz for bringing me this beer direct from his vaction in Aruba.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Erzengel (6723) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2015
Many thanks to kevnic2008 for sharing. Golden colour with a grainy-malty nose. The beer starts neutral-grainy, malty-sweetish and a bit more intense than the "Balashi Chill". Malty-grain is dominating the quite watery picture with hints of a malty sweetness. Easy drinkable and very refreshing. Nearly no bitterness in the end. Nice for what it wants to be.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerhunter111 (13039) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2015
Vielen Dank an kevnic2008 fürs Teilen! Klare goldene Farbe, sehr wenig weißer Schaum. Geruch süß malzig, getreidig, Obst. Geschmack getreidig malzig, süß malzig, wässrig.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kevnic2008 (10530) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2015
Can. Clear, gold color. Minimal, short lasting, white head. Aroma of malt - not very intensive.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
CDub1977 (1) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 28, 2015 does not count
I went in vacation in Aruba and Balashi was about all there was beer wise to drink. It is a lot like Heineken that has been watered down with Schlitz.


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