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

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.23   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Pretty good beer. Fond memories of Aruba attached to this beer. I even have a Balashi coaster which i love. Standard pils/lager with some sweet cornish hints. Not a lot of complexity. Watery finish without a bitter slighty skunky aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2005
This was actually a surprise from the standpoint that it wasn’t disgusting ... and it was actually a hair better than most Dutch exports upon which it’s based. This poured like the Euro pils it is; a big airy head over a corn-starchy aroma. But the flavor is clean and malty-crisp with a fruit syrup finish. Not too bad.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
Golden colour with freakishly large bubbles. Fairly grassy aroma with hints of malt and grain. Watery body is bready-corn syrupy sweet with grassy top notes. Light, uninteresting, but drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robpet (98) - Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Nothing spectacular here, but surprisingly good for what you might expect on a small island off the coast of SA. Light flavor, but very clean. Slight hops finish. Perfect for the hot sun.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2004
Another beer for in the hot sun. Watery, sweet and just slightly hoppu. Clear, pale yellow/golden colour with a white head. Not really interesting in this cold country.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Overall not a bad beer, but without going back to aruba I dont intend to drink any elsewhere. Clearish, bland macro beer taste, but it was great on the warm beach.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Clear and crisp with nice carbonation. My brother brought some back from Aruba and this was pretty good - even canned. I’ve had a number of European pilsners which suffered in comparison.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2004
Clear yellow color, thin white head, medium carbonation. Aroma is light hoppy, some malts. Taste is moderately bitter and a bit sweet, slightly salty, though nice balance. Bit dry palate, but still refreshing. Very decent lager.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 15, 2004
Draft - This was a good drinking beer; perfect for the warm weather in Aruba. Very little hops but something about looking at white beaches and palm trees makes this beer taste better when you drink it.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Nice crisp clear beer. The bottle I tried was skunked though. Low hop. Some malt. It would have been good if it wasn't skunked. Good summer beer.


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