Brewed by Cervecerias Baru Panama
Style: Pale Lager
San Cristobal, Panama


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2002
I know a beer like Panama is never going to get respect from the geek crowd. But let me ask you all a question I pondered while sitting at the edge of the Carribean, downing beer and eating conch: if you had to brew a beer that would be palatable on a 90 degree day with 90% humidity, what would YOU brew? Certainly not the imperial stouts or Belgian tripels that score the high marks here. In fact, even a pale ale would overwhelm. In Panama, there are two kinds of beer, the 3% and the 5%. Panama is a 5 percenter and the best. After a day sea kayaking, while lounging at a restaurant, you feel like you’re in heaven and drinking God’s own beer. Salud!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nazbion (162) - Tübingen, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
On tap at the airport. Very pale yellow with short lived white head. Really bland beer, weak aroma and taste. Watery, refreshing when very cold.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hombrepalo (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2015
12oz bottle at the airport. From a green bottle, pale yellow hue, shy white foamy head, but falls quickly, clean pale malt, floral hops aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with a crisp pale malt, sweet corn note, hint of vanilla in a low hop bittering finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Gurthnar (3821) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 28, 2015
Can. Strong fruity alcoholic estery aroma. Clear piss colour. Taste is highly astringent, cooked corn, DMS. Very bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
Light yellow color beer with a bubbling small white head that goes away quickly. Aroma is malty, with straw and light hop notes. Flavor is sweety, very weak. The end is dry and short. Body is watery and carbonation is inexistent.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Can (in Panama City airport). Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (cereal, grain, husks), with a strong note of DMS. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean, husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy/lively carbonation. Corny, DMS-laden swill.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Emeister84 (1721) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Aromas of corn chips, really subtle grassy hops, some strange nutty thing going on. Clear pale gold, no head. Dry, crackery, corny. Light bodied, watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HellesBunny666 (234) - Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Light aromas, bitter, mineral, malts. Dry. Light body. Very bubbly. Bitter. Corn cereal, grass.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jsporrer (216) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
I lived in Panama off and on for ~ 8 Years. This was not one of my favorite local beers. It kind of reminds me of a poor mans Heineken. It has a medium yellow appearance with an acetic aroma. The flavor is also somewhat acetic with a slight vinegary aftertaste. When the temperature is hot and the beer is cold it is OK. Locally the prices are cheap. I’ll drink it if there is no other choice but not my first pick of the Panamanian beers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
gkeh (332) - Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Can to glass. Pale yellow, soapy white head. Aroma is straw and hay. Taste follows. No bueno.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
peperruti (3) - Panama, PANAMA - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
One of the best beers in the world for sure. I recommend this beer to any one.

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