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

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.98   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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3.5
   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!


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (923) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium white head. Medium corn syrup aroma. Medium body with a light sweet and bitter flavor and a sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
CanCrusher (642) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JAN 17, 2014
Can 0,33L. Courtesy of Kita. Pale golden colour, with small, creamy white head. Aroma of smoke, cardboard, chalk, straw and cooked vegetables. Taste starts light acidic with some citruses and finishe light bitter. Another watery lager with light to medium body and lively carbonation. Anyway, I added new country on a beer map, thanks to Kita....

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AdamBeer1 (15) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Lets be honest, your only drinking this cause your in panama, its hot, and your drinking a lot of them. I would take it over a heineken for half the price at most bars in panama. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
kaser (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Not the worst but not good. Tastes like a Heineken. Had in panama at La Meredian. Dry bitter lager.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Had this in Panama City, not too terrible for its style, I prefer balboa though.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (8227) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus, Joes and Martinus. Clear pale yellow color, small white head. Smell malts, hayish, a bit sweet. Taste malts, hayish, slightly bitter. Very basic, but nothing wrong with it either.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DutchDrebus (4019) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle @ benzai thx to benzai. Clear pale yellow with a small white head that doesn’t last. Smells minty, slightly sour, fresh, malty. Tastes slightly malty, fresh, slightly watery. Thin body, soft carbo.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Izio (77) - GERMANY - OCT 4, 2013
Color rubio oscuro, cuerpo medio, carbonatacion media y burbuja fina. Aroma a cebada y lupulo floral. Sabor predominante a malta y ligeramente acidosa, dulce. Amargor medio. Lata 355 con un mes de envasado, aeropuerto Panama.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ReV2 (147) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2013 I know I’ve been generous with the score, however, drinking it on the balcony in Canopy Lodge, Cerro Gaital with the sound of Oropendolas & Motmots calling on a humid evening is something to die for. I even brought the can home with me. Salud.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
seymour (1435) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Shared from a 12oz can into a nonic glass, thanks Greg. It poured a clear, straw colour with white foam, long-lasting with lace, better overall head retention than comparable beers. A bit hoppier, too, but skunky as if light-struck despite being in an aluminum can. Bland but drinkable (barely, if you’re desperate enough).


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