HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
333ml can courtesy of blankboy - thanks, guy!! Clear pale gold, large lasting bright white waxy head. Sweet aroma, clover and garden hose. Taste follows, even sweeter, little harsh. Light body, sweet, decent carbonation .... on a beach, I wouldn’t spurn this.
garthicus (2591) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Blankboy. My 1st ever beer from Aruba (and by the looks of it, the only one available there) Appearance: quite light orange, vigorous carbonation, medium white head. Aroma: Mildly hoppy, a little hay and cardboard, tiny amount of fruit. Flavour: Mildly grassy, a hint of hops & fruit, not a lot else really, not bad, can certainly imagine drinking it in a nice sunny atmosphere.
Gorbalev (2893) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can, thank you Blankboy! Clear yellow, small white head. Aroma is mild bit clean, faint light hops. Taste is also very clean - light body, foamy mouthfeel, some light dusty hops present. Better than what I was expecting, I could drink a few of these in the right setting.
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
In can at airport in transit. Pretty good .. clean, crisp, some malt, much better than the Polar I had at the sme time. A step up from BMC.
Proeferius (94) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle@home , pours clear yellow with a nice head. If I place myself in 35 dgrs in the shade with a nice tropic view and a little bit thirsty than it is quite OK. That’s why I rated this a little bit higher.
ARMed (590) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s tough to give this beer a bad rating especially since I feel I have grow to love this Aruba brew. This is a crisp clean beer that has a slightly bitter flavor. Palate is not terrific, but the smooth taste in a hot Aruba day is. The one issue with this beer is that it must be near freezing temperatures to really taste good, otherwise it is crap. Enjoy.
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Given by a friend. Golden colour, white head. Aroma of malts, rather sweet, faintest hint of hops. Light bodied. Supposedly brewed by a German brewer with imported German malts, though in reality it is just another beer brewed for and in a warm climate. Refreshing though.
(From small bottle, twenty-something cL)
johnnnniee (2033) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Review from notes sampled the week of 8/6/2008
Honeymoon in Aruba and lets just say craft beer hasn’t come into vogue on this scorching desert of an island. Balashi is the Aruba beer and you can find it everywhere. I got the chance to try this on tap, in green 12oz bottles and in brown 7oz bottles, it makes no difference the beer is a pretty crappy macro lager. Smells and tastes like you’d expect light with hints of corn, honey, grains, and some skunk. I often found a mineral taste, but not always. When in Aruba this is certainly your freshest choice, but certainly nothing to get excited about.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
After the beer was served in the glass there was found a lasting quantity wall adhesive white foam collar which was fine and even of structure. The beer also contained not much carbonic acid in the glass. The beer has a clear yellow and a sweet water taste. The after tast of the beer is hoppy bitter with a light malty touch . This beer smells malty.
MadIndian (2305) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2011
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
It’s everything I hate about BAD BEER. Thin golden pour with fizzy white head. Aroma of Skunk and corn. Weak body. Little taste.