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

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24   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.


1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
MadIndian (2305) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Itís everything I hate about BAD BEER. Thin golden pour with fizzy white head. Aroma of Skunk and corn. Weak body. Little taste.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
troyc (2187) - Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2007
(Can - 8 oz.) Pours a yellow color with a fizzy looking white head. Not much aroma, but some light grains could be detected. Grass and grain in the taste, complete with a mild metallic aftertaste. Good palate for a pale lager. Some bitterness as well. The can I had might have been a little old, but I canít imagine this beer tasting any better.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Nice crisp clear beer. The bottle I tried was skunked though. Low hop. Some malt. It would have been good if it wasn't skunked. Good summer beer.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kaser (2095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2012
Had about 50 of these in Aruba, it is their local beer so just drinking local. Decent beer? Slightly skunky taste unless it was super cold. Typical lager compares to red stripe in my opinion ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Can from Daniel. I forgot how he got this beer, but I would certainly drink more of it. From the can it tastes like a pale lager, smells like one, and yeah. Thats about it. Nothing really to say other than its better than budwesier, tastes like a non skunked heineken, and from a country that is not very large and assumingly does not have a ton of brewers, it isnt bad at all. I would drink this if I was there, probably better than the water

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
johnnnniee (2033) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Review from notes sampled the week of 8/6/2008 Honeymoon in Aruba and lets just say craft beer hasnít 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 youíd 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.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Despite storing this green-bottled delight away from any relevant light sources, a skunk-spray of nastiness emerged with the hiss of the bottle-crack. So... I let it sit for a while. A pale golden body exhibited mild effervescence while a bright white head fell with moderate quickness. At this point, I will just call that skunked aroma ~continental hoppiness,~ with a touch of bready yeasts beneath. Metallics and low fruit cancel each other out, but a cardboard essence truly detracts. Fluffy mouthfeel finishes dry, so I cannot say anything bad about the palate. Mild flavor with yellow apple and mild bitters. If I hold my nose this is an enjoyable lager. (Since my traditional html references no longer work, I will simply mention that this bottle came from a colleague of mine who vacationed in Aruba last year.) And I am truly disappointed that I cannot use common punctuation and quotations without having them dismembered into ampersands and gibberish.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 23, 2009
Ok, so this is one of those beers you have to "just try" Itís from Aruba right. A golden beer flavored beverage. Great.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rocbyter (1856) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 12, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2011 Grainy aroma. Light golden color with a small white head. Moderate grain and yeast flavor with a very light bitter middle that fades quickly.


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