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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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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.


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
coldbrewky (1418) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2006
I found this beer to be totally forgettable. Thin, and barely worth the two bucks the cruise ship hawkers charged. I got it mainly because I didnít have the cap in my collection. Bland. Iíd rather drink water.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Pale amber/yellow. Thin dusty head. Odd grainy macro aroma, which actually turns me on after a few more sniffs. Fizzy cardboardy fruit. Kind of oddd... sweet and ricey or something

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gws57 (1274) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Foxbush (1250) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2009
Balashi is the beer brewed in Aruba from sea water. While on an Indiana Furniture trip to Aruba Balashi was the beer to drink. It was served everywhere you went. It was refreshing in the windy 90 degree climate. There is a slight bitterness but very smooth. This not a beer with much complexity. It a fun beer to drink while sitting on the waterís edge soaking the sun. The bottles were mostly small less than 9 oz. It went quickly.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Psytron (1230) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
Gift can. Smell of malt and starch. Golden colour, midsize white head. Aroma of hops, metal, grain. Rather dry hoppiness. Medium bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle. Had this beer in Aruba when I visited a few years back, and I just found my notes. Pours a clear gold color with a medium white head. Aromas of weak malt and hay; pretty much a standard lager aroma. Flavor isnít anything special either; weak malt, slight bitterness, and grass. But man, is this refreshing during an Aruba summer! A very efficient way to beat the heat, since it is more or less like water. Honestly, not bad at all.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2009
A gift from my boss on a recent trip to Aruba. Thanks Chuck! Pours out a typical yellow color with a huge quick disappearing head. Aroma had some corn, sugar and hops to it. Taste was rather refreshing with a crisp bitter finish. Over all a nice brew.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Acknud (1078) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - OCT 5, 2008
An ok drinker. This was brought back by a friend from her honeymoon for me! Typical pale lager. Maybe a little light. I had this from a can.

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.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1002) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 9, 2009
~Scent of spicy saaz hops, some sourness and wet straw. ~Pours a very clear gold color with small diminishing white head. ~Saaz hop flavor with sour malty hay... taste much sweeter and better at the brewery. ~Light bodied, med to high carbonation, spicy bitter finish. ~Excellent Pilsner. Refreshing brew. Great for a hot day at the beach. If you can get it straight from the brewery tap. Taste much better than at a bar or resturants tap.


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