GRM (3336) - 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
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.
Douberd (3294) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(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.
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.
SpringsLicker (3253) - 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.
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 (3068) - 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.
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.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can, thank you Blankboy! Clear yellow, small white head. Aroma is mild bit clean, faint light hops. Taste is also very clean - light body, foamy mouthfeel, some light dusty hops present. Better than what I was expecting, I could drink a few of these in the right setting.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle thanks to SpringsLicker. Pours pale yellow with a large white foam. Aroma is that skunky Carribean lager, hay, some sweetness. Taste is as expected, sweet malt, adjuncty, hay, grass. Would do its job on a hot summer day.