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

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


puc86's rating

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
puc86 (19) - USA - OCT 26, 2002
Aruba is hot, so the lightness of this beer is a nice welcome. Plus it is free in all of the casinos and it is hard to say too many bad things about something that is free.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LazyPyro (482) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2016
22cl bottle brought back from Aruba to the UK by a friend. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is grainy, light malt, bit of corn maybe, light hops, thankfully not skunked at all. Taste is the same as any typical macro lager, grainy, light sweet malt, corn, hint of fruit, almost no bitterness. Thin body, oily texture, medium carbonation. Yeah for a Caribbean lager itís not bad actually, Iím sure it tastes even better on a hot sunny day sitting beach in Aruba.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
RRistow12 (673) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear gold. Not much aroma but some grains and perfumey notes. Taste is crisp clean with a decent amount of skunk. Pretty typical macro lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
Can sent from the States. Pours gold, clear with a single finger bubbly white head. Aroma of light malt and grain. Taste of light malt, cereal and some grass. Touch metallic, not too great.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
RobertDale (5262) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Can. Thanks John! Pours a pale gold with an average white head. Mild aroma of malt and grain. Taste is malt, corn, and some grass. Some metallic and skunky taste. Typical Caribbean lager.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1017) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Aroma - a little sweetness malt-wise in the nose Appearance - pale body color no real head, rings out Taste - is full of corny malt, hay, and adjuncts Palate - thin body, soft carbonation. Not special - but a hard find Thank you - Gary Reed ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkSachon (892) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2015
12 oz can from Barb as a gift from her trip - thanks! Lacks any real taste but might be good for a hot summer day on the islands.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrHangover (3860) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle as gift from a friend. Typical lager look, clear golden, medium white head. Aroma is rather skunky, malty and cardboard. Flavour is medium sweet, not much else. All the characteristics of a decent lager, but really nothing more.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Douberd (4634) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2015
(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, canít 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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (1524) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Pours a golden yellow color with a sweet malt aroma. Taste is malt, corn, and a light sweetness. A dry finish with little aftertaste. Thank you Willie Veloz for bringing me this beer direct from his vaction in Aruba.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Erzengel (7387) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2015
Many thanks to kevnic2008 for sharing. Golden colour with a grainy-malty nose. The beer starts neutral-grainy, malty-sweetish and a bit more intense than the "Balashi Chill". Malty-grain is dominating the quite watery picture with hints of a malty sweetness. Easy drinkable and very refreshing. Nearly no bitterness in the end. Nice for what it wants to be.


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