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

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.23   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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
frankenkitty (1963) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Despite storing this green-bottled delight away from any relevant light sources, a skunk-spray of nastiness emerged with the hiss of the bottle-crack. So... I let it sit for a while. A pale golden body exhibited mild effervescence while a bright white head fell with moderate quickness. At this point, I will just call that skunked aroma ~continental hoppiness,~ with a touch of bready yeasts beneath. Metallics and low fruit cancel each other out, but a cardboard essence truly detracts. Fluffy mouthfeel finishes dry, so I cannot say anything bad about the palate. Mild flavor with yellow apple and mild bitters. If I hold my nose this is an enjoyable lager. (Since my traditional html references no longer work, I will simply mention that this bottle came from a colleague of mine who vacationed in Aruba last year.) And I am truly disappointed that I cannot use common punctuation and quotations without having them dismembered into ampersands and gibberish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bsm80 (144) - Massapequa Park, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Thin light pour, lasting white head, very carbonated, a bit bitter, maybe a slight hint of apple, finish was almost metallic, nothing special.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2008
12 oz. can; gift from a friend; What can I say about this beer? There’s almost nothing to it. Crystal clear, pale yellow color, with a thin white head. Slight aroma of lemon and honey. Tastes about what you would expect. I’ve never had a beer with such a short finish. Actually it did make me burp. Maybe it does taste better on the beach in Aruba.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
Bottled, thanks Omhper. Clear golen. Aroma is as can be expected except it has an odd sweetness to it.. like honey-drops (the candy). This beer makes me wish I was in Aruba instead.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6586) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 14, 2008
Can 326 ml
Appearance: Very slight haze note with solid gold color , light top.
Nose Sweet pale malt , light mineral hop character , hint of corn.
Flavor/Palate : Quiet decent front , good malts with lighter if not watery finish. Quiet clean, refreshing lager from Aruba.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2008
Courtesy of fishingnet. Thanks for landing me a sweet new country rating. Pours clear watery gold and thin bright white head. The aroma has a mild skunkiness to start followed by cereal, hay and sugary sweet malts. The taste is light and refreshing. I can picture consuming this on a hot day on the beach. The taste is sugar sweet malts backed up by a shiv of lemon zest, cereal, grainy malts and some faint vague hops at the end.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dorwart (2412) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2008
Poured from a cute 8 oz can. Fluffy white head of fine bubbles. Light cereal and rice aroma with a bit of spicy hops. Color is a light gold. Slightly fizzy in the mouth. Clean and very refreshing with some more cereal grains, rice and a decent bitterness from the hops. Light flavor with nothing really to take offense to with this one. A decent light lager that is typical for the style except for maybe a little extra hops presence.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jimhilt (2450) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2008
Pours a three finger white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving traces of lace. Clear pale yellow color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Grassy nose. Flavor is muted grassy and lacking. Clean but wicked dry finish. Gift from a traveler 220ml bottle from Aruba.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear very pale golden with a small white head that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma of light pilsner malt, hay, and a hint of floral hops. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium thin mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and crisp finish. Not Bad.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GRM (3201) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
Green bottle, 22 cl, best before 2008JUL29, gift from Viviana Martinez, savoured on April 3 2008; eye: golden, clear, white head made up of rather large bubbles, light effervescence, no lacing; nose: a bit of malt, corn, fruity, floral; mouth: low savours profile, a bit of malt, a bit of caramel, a touch of fruitiness, finale in rose water with a hint of caramel, lightly grainy and a harsh, light body, rather carbonated; overall: not a great beer but exactly what I needed tonight FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, 22 c, meilleure avant 2008JUL29, cadeau de Viviana Martinez le 31 mars 2008, savourée le 3 avril 2008; œil : dorée, claire, mousse blanche formée de bulles plutôt grosses, légère effervescence, pas de dentelle; nez : un peu de malt, maïs, fruitée, floral; bouche : profil de saveurs faible, un peu de malt, un peu de caramel, une touche fruitée, finale en eau de rose avec une pointe de caramel, légèrement granuleuse, corps léger, plutôt carbonatée; en résumé : pas une grande bière mais c’est ce que je recherchais quand je l’ai bue


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