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


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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.21   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gunnfryd (12101) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2006
Golden colour with nearly no white head. Light malt aroma. Flavour is malt with weak hints of apple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Not much head; goes down easy on the beach. Light tasting, inoffensive taste lingers, inoffensively.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknorek (11) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Many of the carib lagers are quite similar to each other...light in flavor, not overbearing on the palate, and enjoyable in the hot sun on palm beach. A refreshing light drink that does not repeat later at night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Had this on on draught on de Palm Island, Aruba. Medium yellow color with a medium white bubbly head, A fairly standard lager without a whole lot going on, satisfactorily drinkable on a hot day on the beach. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kbbeerdrinker (7) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2005 does not count
While in Aruba I had many of these. I really enjoyed drinking them. Light and very drinkable beer...especially on a hot day in the hot Aruban sun. A definite must try if you go to Palm Beach!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Draught: without the watery texture and flavour, this would not have been so thirst quenching and delicious on the luscious and fluffy, white sandy beach at the resort on my Honeymoon. Clear enough to transmit the intense aquamarine water color and an aroma that doesn’t mask the sweetly bitter salt water, this was a perfect treat on the hot beach just after lunch…

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oakes (13272) - 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.

   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.

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