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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (6444) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
deanso (6321) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2010
20cl bottle from a friend. I drank this at the brewery in Aruba in 2006. A nice lager for the Aruban climate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
blutt59 (6165) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
bottle, thanks to zdk9, Aruba rate, clear yellow with white foam, skunky aroma with a metallic bland flavor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2005
This was actually a surprise from the standpoint that it wasn’t disgusting ... and it was actually a hair better than most Dutch exports upon which it’s based. This poured like the Euro pils it is; a big airy head over a corn-starchy aroma. But the flavor is clean and malty-crisp with a fruit syrup finish. Not too bad.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
tderoeck (5794) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2010
(11.27oz (very exact numbers here, thanks guys!) can best by 1-16-11 thanks to zdk9) clear water-like color with a ring of bubbles. Nose of sweet grain, brown sugar and light raisin. Taste of earth, light grain, decent amount of flavor for the style with a slick finish. Honestly for what it is, not bad!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (5642) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
egajdzis (5515) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2008 Poured a dark golden color with a small, white head that left no lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted notes, some citrus, and a light grassy hoppiness. Taste was toasted, bready malts, tart citrus, low bitterness, with a sweet, corn finish. Really not horrible, without that corny taste, this would be pretty OK.

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