ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2008
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled. Courtesy of omhper. Pale yellow with a low fizzy white head. Sweet aroma of straw, sugar and corn. Light-bodied with touches of hay, canned mushrooms, corn and peas with mild undertones grass and lemon. Sweet short finish of cookies and peas.
GRM (3372) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Green bottle, 22 cl, best before 2008JUL29, gift from Viviana Martinez, savoured on April 3 2008; eye: golden, clear, white head made up of rather large bubbles, light effervescence, no lacing; nose: a bit of malt, corn, fruity, floral; mouth: low savours profile, a bit of malt, a bit of caramel, a touch of fruitiness, finale in rose water with a hint of caramel, lightly grainy and a harsh, light body, rather carbonated; overall: not a great beer but exactly what I needed tonight
Bouteille verte, 22 c, meilleure avant 2008JUL29, cadeau de Viviana Martinez le 31 mars 2008, savourée le 3 avril 2008; œil : dorée, claire, mousse blanche formée de bulles plutôt grosses, légère effervescence, pas de dentelle; nez : un peu de malt, maïs, fruitée, floral; bouche : profil de saveurs faible, un peu de malt, un peu de caramel, une touche fruitée, finale en eau de rose avec une pointe de caramel, légèrement granuleuse, corps léger, plutôt carbonatée; en résumé : pas une grande bière mais c’est ce que je recherchais quand je l’ai bue
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Dave. The beer pours to a thin gold body with no head. The aroma is light malt, light hops, sea air. The flavor is oddly not very bad. Plain Jane as can be but meets the style well. The palate is medium-light bodied, decent. Refreshing. A good example of a pale lager.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2009
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can, on tap, and in a bottle (a very tiny, little bottle... how cute!). Better double fist these. Pours golden and clear with a small white head. Any aroma you get will definitely have some corn and cereal notes. The palate is pretty simple and follows the nose. Listen, this beer isn’t trying to win anything at the GABF, but it is perfect for the scorching hot sun of Aruba. You can easily drink the little 7 oz. bottles by the dozen.
SpringsLicker (3265) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2010 On Draft 1/27/10 at the brewery "Beer Garden" in Aruba while on shore for the day, while on the "Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise".
Not bad for the style. Decent white head, Clear medium gold color. The flavor was a bit skunky, although this sample was draft. Woody, hop aroma, faint malt as should be.
The Brewmaster is German, and he does a commendable job brewing a boring style of beer as well as any.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can provided by PilsenerPeter. WOOHOO!!! Skunky, almost spicy aroma. Kind of smells like steak. And tidepools. Easy drinking, pure shitty lager flavor. Nothing special, nothing terrible, really.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2008
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nose is corn with a hint of malt, yellow, tiny white head. Taste is corn, light bodied, thin, Thanks for the new country Radek Kliber!
Huhzubendah (3084) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aruba beer. Do a little dance. Make a little love. Get down tonight. The beer comes in this cute little bottle that looks like it should be served on airplanes by those arrogant pricks that fake smile at you and ask if you would like a snack, knowing full well that six peanuts and a shitty processed sugar cookie is only herding you toward numb obedience and an inevitable slow and miserable death. Like I said, small bottle.
Sweet smelling. Adjuncts, corn, cigarettes on the beach, middle age chics acting like they don’t regret that tattoo they got back when they used to maybe be sexy, but now their gunts cover up the ridiculous rhinestones on their bikini bottoms that stopped fitting after they had their third ill-advised child with some GED toting douche bag who rides a motorcycle to Buffalo Wild Wings so he can try and beat his low life middle age peers in bar trivia, where questions like "Chief Suggam Bagadix surrendered his manhood in which battle?" get the night shift crowd all hot and bothered.
I would like to visit Aruba someday.
johnnnniee (3043) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Review from notes sampled the week of 8/6/2008
Honeymoon in Aruba and lets just say craft beer hasn’t come into vogue on this scorching desert of an island. Balashi is the Aruba beer and you can find it everywhere. I got the chance to try this on tap, in green 12oz bottles and in brown 7oz bottles, it makes no difference the beer is a pretty crappy macro lager. Smells and tastes like you’d expect light with hints of corn, honey, grains, and some skunk. I often found a mineral taste, but not always. When in Aruba this is certainly your freshest choice, but certainly nothing to get excited about.
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can: Thanks Lauren. I am glad you enjoyed your honeymoon. Pours pale golden with perfect clarity, some effervescence, and almost no head retention. The aroma has some mildly sweet pale malt notes, with a touch of brewing cereal- although it is not adjunct ridden. Body is a bit fizzy on the palate, but not as thin as some pale lagers of the Carribean. The flavor displays some cheap pale malt upfront- watery grains, with a straw presence. There is just a slight hint of grassiness from cheap hops. A generic pale lager of the Carribean.