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Brewed by Bali Hai Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Tambun-Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.8   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As our flagship brand, this classic Pilsner is our pride and inspiration. Skillfully brewed, it is specially blended for the tropics, moderate and slightly dry. With a well-rounded finish and creamy foam, it is rich in taste and well deserving of its name. Truly premium.


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1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
itsmax (103) - Sydney, - DEC 2, 2001
ACK! UGH! Only to be drunk when in Bali, and nothing else is avalable!


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AndySnow (3143) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2014
How: Can.
Where: Shared during RBESG 14.
Appearance: Light golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Bad vegetables, some malt.
Body: Light body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, some grain.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Martinus (2800) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
Clear pale golden colour, white head. Malty aroma, straw, adjunct. Quite sweet malty flavour, adjunct, rice. Sweet finish, adjunct.
(from 33cL can @ RBESG 2014 welcome dinner, CBC Clapham. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Benzai (8145) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Can shared with Scopey and Martinus. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, corn, straw, lightly grains. Low body, low carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Leighton (10852) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Can shared during RBESG 2014 opening dinner - CBC Clapham. Pours clear yellow with a bubbly white head. Papery stuff with light rubber notes, simple sugars, hay. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Faint bitter hay on the finish with cereal and further restrained paper. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Slightly stale aroma. Clear golden colour with little head. Hints of honey throughout with a slightly bitter finish. Light to medium body with medium carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
minutemat (1572) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Can @ RBESG Aug 14 CBC Clapham, thanks to Benzai. Pours light yellow, sweetcorn aroma. Sweet and grainy pilsner taste, some straw, not undrinkable but was never going to be a highlight of the tasting.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (14834) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
7th August 2014
RBESG pt 1. Craft Clapham. Can courtesy of Rene. Very light haze on this pale gold beer, small white head. Sweet pale malts, very.sweet. Superlight citric hop. Touch of paper. Light finish. If this was ice cold, probably perfectly quaffable but more by accident than design.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Scopey (6726) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Can.... It pours pale gold with a small white head. The nose is distant sweet smell....sort of grainy, grass, paper and corn. The taste is crisp, paper, sweet corny goodness, grain and dull bitterness with a dry finish. Lightish body and fine carbonation. Pretty much what I expected... Corny....yuck.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jgb9348 (4714) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Pale golden coloured body with a sliver of a white head. Aroma of rice, corn, grain and metal - not much and what is - isn’t too pleasant. Light-bodied; Strong rice and corn flavours with some caster sugar and a hint of metal at the finish - nothing too strong, but a little sweet at the end seemingly from corn, actually. Aftertaste is sweet with only a little grain flavour and some cardboard noticeable. Overall, a decent offering that has the same alcohol as all other Indonesian beers of course, but shows decent compared to the other pale lagers. I sampled this 620 mL bottle purchased next door at Circle K in Kerobokan, Bali, Indonesia on 28-June-2014 for IDR27,000, only 500IDR more expensive than a 330 cL can of Guinness - easily worthwhile.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Ngejo (232) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 26, 2014
Can. Clear, golden, frothy, white foam, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, fizzy, lightly sour, & long finish.


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