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


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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jkwalking05 (4333) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Pale yellow color with a small white head. Aroma is of grain and corn. Taste is the same.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Martinus (4065) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2011
Given by a friend. Golden colour, white head. Aroma of malts, rather sweet, faintest hint of hops. Light bodied. Supposedly brewed by a German brewer with imported German malts, though in reality it is just another beer brewed for and in a warm climate. Refreshing though.
(From small bottle, twenty-something cL)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Thank you GT2 from bring it back from Aruba, clear cold and crisp with enough carbonation to keep it interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zach8270 (3913) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2007
(can - 8 oz) First off, props to the little can. I’m a huge fan. Clear yellow color with a fizzy white head. Looks like your normal run-of-the-mill pils. Aroma is light and bitter with some hops, grass, and corn. Flavor begins slightly sweet with a hint of corn and some hops, followed by a thin and watery body and a slightly bitter and sweet finish. Finishes clean.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nuffield (3900) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Very cute 22 cl bottle. It must be that most people can’t stand much more than that before they turn to the higher-priced beach-side frozen drinks with little umbrella toothpicks. Standard rich yellow with some fizzy head. Quite effusively grassy aroma, though not reaching skunkiness. The flavor is more paper mulchy up front, with a mid-palate sweetness that belies the generally dry, hop-driven profile. Finishes with a noticeable hop note, even spicy at the end, peppery. It reaches into the kind of Germanic hops at the end that don’t suit my tastes, but at least my bottle--which is quite fresh, brought to me from a friend on holiday--doesn’t display any metallic or off-notes that some report. The palate is a bit limp, despite the moderate carbonation. Overall, I would rank this as "above average" from the "international lagers" of the world (beers from countries that have just one or two breweries and no brewing tradition), in that it shows evidence of real ingredients and not obviously laden with adjuncts. But were I on the beaches of Aruba, after one bottle, unless the fruity drinks were just too much money, I’d be looking for something with rum in it. Thanks H.N. for bringing the bottle!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BuckeyeBoy (3855) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Bottle Pours out a gold toppd with a small head. Aroma of sweetness and malt. Tast was of malts and light grass. Not the grass you were thinking of (spring grass).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2008
Bottled. Thx omhper! Pale golden colour. Low head. Honey pastilles, hay and alcohol aroma. Bit sweet in flavour with honey here as well along with subtle notes of grassy hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2009
11 oz. can that I received as a gift from someone who just got back from a vacation in Aruba. Pours a crystal clear gold with a moderate white head that lasted through the first sip and left no lace. Mild aroma of corn cereal and some grassy hops. The flavor is corn cereal up front followed by some harsh grassy hops. Thin, watery body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrHangover (3493) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle as gift from a friend. Typical lager look, clear golden, medium white head. Aroma is rather skunky, malty and cardboard. Flavour is medium sweet, not much else. All the characteristics of a decent lager, but really nothing more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Douberd (3457) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2015
(Balashi) Small bottle shared by vipinvelp at home, thanks! New country tick. Golden pale in colour with a small white head, low retention and minimal lacing left behind. Aroma of adjuncts, can’t really tell what, some dirty hay. Taste of maltose, sweet, with hay and dried grass. Medium thin body, average carbonation, quite dry though. Well, probably tastes better in an Aruba beach.

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