Balashi National Brewery Inc. Reviews




RRistow12
1.7
Balashi Chill
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear gold. Not much aroma. Some grains and perfume notes. Taste is crisp, clean typical lager. Actually less skunk than the regular Balashi. Good for hot beach weather but not much else. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

RRistow12
1.5
Balashi
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
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

MrBlueSky93
1.5
Balashi
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.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

miyauchi38
2.1
Balashi Chill
水だけど、フルーツっぽいか?
Monday, January 25, 2016

RobertDale
1.8
Balashi
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.
Monday, December 14, 2015

DandyWolfFloyd
1.2
Balashi
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
Saturday, December 05, 2015

MarkSachon
3.6
Balashi Chill
Small bottle from friend Barb R. after her trip to Aruba. Clear, clean,crisp and positively refreshing. Would go great with any beach in the world.
Friday, October 23, 2015

MarkSachon
3.3
Balashi
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.
Monday, October 12, 2015

MrHangover
2.1
Balashi
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.
Sunday, September 06, 2015

Douberd
2.3
Balashi
(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, can’t 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.
Wednesday, August 05, 2015

MrHangover
0.8
Balashi Chill
Bottle @ THT July, courtesy of me! Clear bottle,, why!! Pours a clear golden skunky liquid with a small white head on top. Aroma of skunky stuff, loads of dusty malts and cardboard. Flavor is basically the same, very watery and thin. Didn’t expect much, didn’t get much.
Sunday, August 02, 2015

Scotty001
1.6
Balashi Chill
Poured very light yellow with no head. Aroma of sweet, fruity malt. Light body, flavour is lightly sweet, buttery.
Friday, July 31, 2015

deanso
1.8
Balashi Chill
small bottle courtesy of and shared with MrHangover. Very thin white head. Clear light golden pour. Another bland and boring lager
Friday, July 31, 2015

kermis
1.4
Balashi Chill
Bottle shared thanks to Mrhangover. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of cardboard, skunky, light toffee and malt. Flavor is over light sweet and light bitter. Light bodied with light carbonation.
Friday, July 31, 2015

Barreras
2.2
Balashi Chill
Pours a light yellow color with a faint corn aroma. Taste is light, dry, no true distinct flavor except for light corn. A bland light beer.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Barreras
2.6
Balashi
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.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Erzengel
2.2
Balashi
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.
Friday, July 03, 2015

Erzengel
2
Balashi Chill
Many thanks to kevnic2008 for sharing. Grainy nose and pale colour in the glass. The beer starts neutral with hints of a sweetish sourness. Grain, refreshing with a malty sweetness, that remains until the slightly grainy finish. No bitterness there. Smooth and sweetish-neutral aftertaste.
Friday, July 03, 2015

Beerhunter111
1.5
Balashi
Vielen Dank an kevnic2008 fürs Teilen! Klare goldene Farbe, sehr wenig weißer Schaum. Geruch süß malzig, getreidig, Obst. Geschmack getreidig malzig, süß malzig, wässrig.
Friday, July 03, 2015

Beerhunter111
1.2
Balashi Chill
Vielen Dank an kevnic2008 fürs Teilen! Fast klare blass goldene Farbe, geringe weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch süß malzig, brotig, getreidig, wässrig. Geschmack getreidig malzig, muffig, süß, naja!
Friday, July 03, 2015

kevnic2008
1.7
Balashi Chill
Can Pours a golden color , without head. Aroma of malt and grain. Taste is the same.
Monday, June 29, 2015

kevnic2008
1.9
Balashi
Can. Clear, gold color. Minimal, short lasting, white head. Aroma of malt - not very intensive.
Monday, June 29, 2015

CDub1977
2.1
Balashi
I went in vacation in Aruba and Balashi was about all there was beer wise to drink. It is a lot like Heineken that has been watered down with Schlitz.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Manslow
0.5
Balashi
Butelka alk teoretycznie 5%. Piwo niepijalne. Piłem przeterminowane.Zapach podły, piany nie było,smak fatalny, zapach nieakceptowalny.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

PMgep
1.2
Balashi
Received can as a gift. Nothing much to say here, standard macro lager used on the beach. Same as any other
Wednesday, April 08, 2015

BeckyPez86
3.1
Balashi
My parents brought back a can from their recent trip to Aruba. Good light tasting & refreshing beer.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Piw
1.6
Balashi Chill
220ml Flasche. Klar und golden. Minimale Schaumkrone. Wässrig, kaum Aroma oder Geschmack.
Sunday, March 29, 2015

Reconqvista
1.6
Balashi
Nice golden color with a disappearing white head. Aroma is grainy and sweet, like corn. Flavor is sweet and grassy. Watery body and no end.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

bvonwurden
2.7
Balashi Chill
Easy light beer. Not one of those that stays with you for years, but the one that kills your thirst immediately on the Arubean beach on a hot day.
Sunday, March 22, 2015

bvonwurden
2.8
Balashi
Easy light beer that is perfect for the warm Arubean weather. Clear and very transparent. Easy taste with almost no after taste.
Sunday, March 22, 2015

achtungpv
3
Balashi
One of the better beach beers. It is what it is. Yellow lager, thin head, nothing discernible, but thirst quenching. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, March 16, 2015

alex_leit
1
Balashi
Bottle. Pale yellow color with minimal white head. Boiled corn aroma and taste, typical southern lager.
Sunday, February 15, 2015

vipinvelp
2.3
Balashi
Pale yellow no foam left. Typical barley taste and aroma. Probably much better when drinking on s warm beach in country. (Arnhem 201502) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, February 08, 2015

Ernest
1.2
Balashi Chill
Bottle (in Aruba airport). Head is initially very small, fizzy/frothy, white, mostly/fully diminishing. Body is light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (cereal, grain, husks), with a note of DMS. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean, slightly husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy/lively carbonation. Yet another weak, shitty tropical lager.
Monday, February 02, 2015

Ernest
1.6
Balashi
Can (in Aruba airport). Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cereal, grain, husks), with notes of DMS and egg white. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean, husky. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy/lively carbonation. Another wretched tropical lager.
Monday, February 02, 2015

Omelex
2.3
Balashi
Lekker koud op zijn best in de warmte van Aruba. Simpel fris doordrink bier. Iets te zoet.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Jimsal27
2.8
Balashi
Pours golden out of can. Aromas of yeast and hay. Taste is malt and grains wit habit of hops. Clean finish.
Thursday, October 30, 2014

MIBRomeo
3.2
Balashi Light
Similar to the regular only a bit lighter in flavor. Still predominately sweet golden pour. Really enjoyed this but it could be that it’s 90 on the beach here in Aruba and that makes anything cold wet and sweet agodsent.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ryanscourt
1.7
Balashi
Reminds me of a caribbean style beer, similar to el presidente. Sweet pilsner flavor with plenty of carbonation.
Monday, October 13, 2014

Bov
2
Balashi
courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - pours a translucide golden beer under a poor foam left; aroma of paperboard and mild grassy hops; sweet and tart, moderate malt body, light dry and with notes of vegetables (carrots ?) and corn in the finish
Sunday, September 28, 2014

Grumbo
2.7
Balashi
Bottle brought back from Aruba by Lyn. Country #111. Pours a pale gold colour with small white head. Aroma was evident as cap was being removed, unusually so for a pale lager, fresh, hoppy, corn and grass. Light bitterness to taste, light body and typically thin texture, average carbonation, with short lasting bitterness to finish.
Sunday, September 28, 2014

ben4321
1.9
Balashi Chill
Location: Tried this from a number of cans in Aruba both poured into a glass and straight from the can, 9/16/14

Aroma: The aroma is light and fruity, kind of papery too, otherwise, similar to Balashi
Appearance: Pours a clear yellow color with a small, fizzy head that doesn’t leave much lace
Flavor: The taste is sweet and malty, a little fruity, with some corn and paper
Palate: The body is light, it is easy drinking, with a very thin finish
Overall Impression: It’s not a good beer, but it drinks alright in a pool or on a beach. It is definitely a different beer than Balashi, but not necessarily better or worse.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

fourpack
1.6
Balashi Chill
A thouroughly boring and partly undrinkable beer. Bought this along side the much supperior Balashi. Very watery and Carona-like.
Monday, July 28, 2014

fourpack
2.9
Balashi
A perfect beach beer from Aruba. Very refreshing and hint of citrus taste. Nothing special about it. Perfectly refreshing when served cold though.
Monday, July 28, 2014

hman43
2.2
Balashi
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.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

hman43
2
Balashi Chill
Had this on Aruba. There was not much of a head and no lacing. There was a weak aroma and the taste of various grasses.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

RussianDragon
1.5
Balashi Chill
250 ml bottle purchased by durwoodx, shared by Huhzubendah. Thanks guys! Pours a clear light golden color with lasting thin head and slight sudsy lacing. Aroma is mild and sweet: corn, yeast, bread. Flavor is mild - honey, corn and light vegetal grassiness. Not terrible, looking forward to something more palatable.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Huhzubendah
1.6
Balashi Chill
Thanks to Darrell for bringing this back from Aruba for me. The beer is light golden and clear with virtually no head. Sweet corn, malt, adjuncts aroma. Sweet and cloying. Good thing it comes in a small bottle. Syrupy yet light on the palate. Artificial sweetness. A beer for the masses to be consumed at the beach. A fun tick, but that’s about it.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Huhzubendah
1.6
Balashi
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.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

RussianDragon
0.6
Balashi
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.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014