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

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RATINGS: 157   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gillj99 (1) - Randolph, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2001 does not count
I had more than a few of these on my honeymoon. It reminded me a lot of an Antiguan beer (Wadadli) I had a few years back. It is very nice in the hot Aruba weather.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caybrew (13) - CAYMAN ISLANDS - JUL 20, 2007
pale coloured, light bodied, very typical refreshing caribbean style lager beer

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biermans (3) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014 does not count
Nice and clear lager. Perfect for the hot sun of Aruba. Easy to drink and no real after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stormking (23) - Cuddy, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2002
Maybe I like this beer because it’s pretty much the only beer you can get in Aruba, and the weather would make natty light taste good. Not far from water, Little hoppy, a little color, a little fizzy, a little malty. Like Red Stripe and Zambezi, think of what you want your beer to be like if you lived in the desert.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Had this on on draught on de Palm Island, Aruba. Medium yellow color with a medium white bubbly head, A fairly standard lager without a whole lot going on, satisfactorily drinkable on a hot day on the beach. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer7530 (10) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2008
In the US, this would be a mediocre Americn macro. Tastes more like a watered down Heineken. In the hot dry days in Aruba, this beer becomes a lot more palatable. They have this eveywhere down there.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Big_Pete (32) - Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2014
From long ago. The beer itself was decent for what it was. Would I have it again? No. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Beer was skunked (it had a long trip). I don't want to pan it for that. Malty golden beer with low hop. Seems like an OK beach beer....

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayg1 (545) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2014
You know what? This beer is not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, it suprised me. Aroma is nothing to speak of a bit of funk and skunk. Taste however is nicely hoppy of Sazz, mouthfeel fuller than I expected and carbonation about perfect. Finish is clean and crisp.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 15, 2004
Draft - This was a good drinking beer; perfect for the warm weather in Aruba. Very little hops but something about looking at white beaches and palm trees makes this beer taste better when you drink it.


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