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

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2012
14/IV/2012 - 22cl bottle @ home - BB: 2/V/12 (2012-354) Thanks to Thomas and Annelies for the bottle!

Clear light orange beer, small white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: nasty, rotten hay, pretty skanky, corn syrup. MF: soft carbon, light body. Taste: some citrus, bit hoppy, grains, hay. Aftertaste: slightly bitter, corn sweetness. Terrible, even when chilled in the freezer. Nothing hides the terrible aroma.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
77ships (8038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2012
22 cl. bottle shared / thx to Tderoeck – crystal clear golden, smell & taste is lots of sweet corn syrup, skunky, old vegetables, old hay, synthetic hops in aftertaste, old hay, very slightly better in an unimportant way than the Chill version

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Erzengel (7755) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2015
Many thanks to kevnic2008 for sharing. Golden colour with a grainy-malty nose. The beer starts neutral-grainy, malty-sweetish and a bit more intense than the "Balashi Chill". Malty-grain is dominating the quite watery picture with hints of a malty sweetness. Easy drinkable and very refreshing. Nearly no bitterness in the end. Nice for what it wants to be.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernest (7319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Can (in Aruba airport). Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cereal, grain, husks), with notes of DMS and egg white. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean, husky. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy/lively carbonation. Another wretched tropical lager.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (7216) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
can. average simple lager. little taste or aroma. light golden pour. little to wrie about. would like to drink in Aruba though

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
bytemesis (6724) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Can - brought back from Aruba by Mike B - thanks!. Pours pale yellow with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is grain, cardboard, corn syrup, hay. Flavor is about the same. Pretty much right down the middle of the Pale Lager fairway.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting by a member who brought it back from Aruba. Might be a new country for me. Very clear light golden which is pretty much what is expected. A thick white head. Some decent carbonation. Some light honey in the nose. This is fairly well hopped for a pale lager. There are European hops that bring some dryness and a hint of spice. This stands up well to its style.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2004
Clear yellow color, thin white head, medium carbonation. Aroma is light hoppy, some malts. Taste is moderately bitter and a bit sweet, slightly salty, though nice balance. Bit dry palate, but still refreshing. Very decent lager.


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