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

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.23   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.


JoeZasada's rating

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoeZasada (285) - Beaumont, Alberta, - MAR 18, 2011
Can. Pours a very pale yellow with a white head that lasts; lots of carbonation - you can hear it bubble. Grassy, slightly sour aroma. Taste: some malt, like cereal, a slight touch of grassy bitterness. Finishes with grassiness. For a carribean pale lager, this is pretty good.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hman43 (293) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Got this on Aruba. There is a faint sweet smell with grasses. There is no lacing and the brew is clear the taste is unremarkable.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Huhzubendah (2399) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2014
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.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
RussianDragon (293) - - JUN 11, 2014
250 ml bottle purchased by durwoodx and shared by huhzubendah. Thanks guys! Pours a clear light yellow color with a few tiny bubbles masquerading as head. Active carbonation has bubbles ascending from the base of the glass. Aroma is mild with light citrus, corn and an unpleasant yeasty note. Flavor has several different things happening at once, none of which are positive. Corn, a certain sourness, and a chalky paper-like unpalatable aspect tie it all together. A drain pour.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayg1 (542) - 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.

3.6
   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

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
darrennelson12 (357) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
In bottle from store in Aruba .. very light and easy drinking. Nothing special but easy to manage while sitting on the beach. The Balashi Special (Carnaval 60) was better

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

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Location: 8 oz can my parents brought me from Aruba, 12/29/13

Aroma: The nose is full of sweet malts, corn, hay, and the rest of what you’d guess
Appearance: Pours a clear gold color without much head or lace to it at all
Flavor: Tastes much the same, sweet malts, corn, and boredom, pretty much what you’d expect
Palate: The body is light, it has an average-to-lively carbonation, and a somewhat thin feel
Overall Impression: I wasn’t all that impressed by this one, but I wasn’t particularly disappointed either. This beer was basically exactly what I expected it to be.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
two7offsuit (132) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Drank this on a beach in Aruba. Typical beer that you find in the Caribbean. Pale yellow, thin head. Refreshing on the beach when served cold. Not flavorful.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Psytron (1231) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
Gift can. Smell of malt and starch. Golden colour, midsize white head. Aroma of hops, metal, grain. Rather dry hoppiness. Medium bitter.


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