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


on tap


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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 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2008
A perfectly reasonable thirst-quenching beer for a tropical climate. Other than that, not much to say about this non-descript offering. It is what it is... you are paying for a beer that is brewed with more emphasis on being refreshing than flavorful. You know what you are getting with it. Fairly non-descript

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
VALIS (229) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2013
I have very fond memories involving this beer since quite a few were consumed at our wedding and honeymoon in Aruba, but take that away and I find very little else about it appealing. There’s a very strong, skunky scent and the taste is malty in a watery, cheap way. Beautiful island, though!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
achtungpv (227) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2015
One of the better beach beers. It is what it is. Yellow lager, thin head, nothing discernible, but thirst quenching. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
alex_leit (217) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle. Pale yellow color with minimal white head. Boiled corn aroma and taste, typical southern lager.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Light maltiness. Sharp carbonation. Light straw aroma. Not the worst light lager in the world.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 30, 2010
Thanks to SpringsLicker for adding Aruba to my ’beer map’! Pale gold with a thin white head. Aroma was very light malt, some green-bottle skunk, and a touch of fresh grass. Flavor reflected, added a note of sweetness, and was quite crisp in the finish. Drank half before dinner, to make sure I didn’t confuse or ’compound’ the delicate flavors, and had the rest with my curried chicken & rice. Worked well. For what it was ... I enjoyed it!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 12, 2006
I’m guessing thanks to fezmonkey for this, from the snafu raffle ;) pours with a decent looking head which soon fades, typical macro pale lager but something strange in the flavor i can’t quite place. decent, but i wouldn’t wanna drink it regularly.. unless i were in aruba.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bsm80 (144) - Massapequa Park, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Thin light pour, lasting white head, very carbonated, a bit bitter, maybe a slight hint of apple, finish was almost metallic, nothing special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
yankeefan21 (134) - New York, USA - JAN 7, 2009
I guess you have to try it once while you are in Aruba. Then order a real beer.

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