Dorwart (2519) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
jimhilt (2551) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
GRM (3698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
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
Homer7530 (10) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the US, this would be a mediocre Americn macro. Tastes more like a watered down Heineken. In the hot dry days in Aruba, this beer becomes a lot more palatable. They have this eveywhere down there.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Thx omhper!
Pale golden colour. Low head. Honey pastilles, hay and alcohol aroma. Bit sweet in flavour with honey here as well along with subtle notes of grassy hops.
oh6gdx (25127) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Golden colour, with small sparkling bubbly head. Aroma is rather sweet with some malts, hay, cardboard and maize. Flavour is about the same with some bigtime grassyness lurking in the background.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2008
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled. Courtesy of omhper. Pale yellow with a low fizzy white head. Sweet aroma of straw, sugar and corn. Light-bodied with touches of hay, canned mushrooms, corn and peas with mild undertones grass and lemon. Sweet short finish of cookies and peas.
omhper (23313) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2008
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled, thanks jjpm74! Pale golden with brief head. Sweet and fruity. Some very light grassy hops tries to cover a rather mushy and fruity body. Low bitterness. A simple tropical lager.
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
As the only beer mass brewed in Aruba, Balashi is a drinkable light pale lager. Nice color, and watery taste makes this a decent beer to drink while lying on the beach in the sun!