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

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24   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.


1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Tap at various places in Aruba. Clear pee yellow. Weak white foam. No retention or lace. Nose is creamed corn, pineapple, something like diacetyl with browned butter and rancid dairy. Taste is papery, bland, some pineapple juice, creamed corn, slick diacetyl. Finishes surprisingly lactic like sour dough bread. Brewing flaws galore.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2007
Huge, just yellow-coloured, very dense head fed by heavy carbonated yellow-golden beer. Herbal, dry and quite grassy. Slightly milky nose as well, milk-ripe grain, maybe. Not bad. Dry, nearly spicey, slightly grassy pilsener. Unfortunately a bitterness, that is totally metallic, comes up, and supersedes most else. Quite watery, light. Aftertaste is still this unfortunate metallic. Started off quite promising. Too bad about the finish. Thanks, Dean!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2012
2012-02-26. Crisp dark yellow body, small fast fading white head. Mild aroma, lightly grainy cereally character. Flavour is similar, mild cereally grainy character to the malt, light bitterness but a sweet overall impression. Average body. Inoffensive but not particularly appealing either. Can from Blankboy

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2008
Courtesy of fishingnet. Thanks for landing me a sweet new country rating. Pours clear watery gold and thin bright white head. The aroma has a mild skunkiness to start followed by cereal, hay and sugary sweet malts. The taste is light and refreshing. I can picture consuming this on a hot day on the beach. The taste is sugar sweet malts backed up by a shiv of lemon zest, cereal, grainy malts and some faint vague hops at the end.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle courtesy of my parents trip to Aruba. Best by November 4, 2007. Smeller green bottle. Pours golden with a thin but sustained white head. Smells of apples, dry pilsner malt, some sugar, hints of citrus. Tastes slightly tarte with a strong dry pilsner malt base, some sugar and hints of citrus. Palate is slightly watery. Refreshing enough for a hot climate beer.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2012
25cl bottle, thanks Tderoeck for the share. Dorée, col blanc. Arôme garde ce sale bouquet métallique de malt avec un houblon qui se glisse difficilement. Palais est typique du style, dans ce cas ci, très médiocre en comparaison de la version ’chill’ nettement plus rafraichissante. Malt pils/pâle avec un houblon quasi imperceptible et ce fini horrible de maïs.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6323) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 14, 2008
Can 326 ml
Appearance: Very slight haze note with solid gold color , light top.
Nose Sweet pale malt , light mineral hop character , hint of corn.
Flavor/Palate : Quiet decent front , good malts with lighter if not watery finish. Quiet clean, refreshing lager from Aruba.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
bottle, thanks to zdk9, Aruba rate, clear yellow with white foam, skunky aroma with a metallic bland flavor

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2012
Can [333ml]. Pours a clear, quite bubbly pale gold with a large diminishing white head. Aroma is sweet and lightly vegetal along with very light grassy hops, grain and hay -- not offensive. Flavour’s better then I expected (though I was expecting the worst) though quite mediocre. Somewhat watery, sweet and corny along with light grassy hops, honey and fruit. Light bodied. I’ve had so many much worse beers then this and though it’s not my thing, it would be easy to drink on a warm day in the right place.


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