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

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   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.

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77ships (11026) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2012
22 cl. bottle shared / thx to Tderoeck – crystal clear golden, smell & taste is lots of sweet corn syrup, skunky, old vegetables, old hay, synthetic hops in aftertaste, old hay, very slightly better in an unimportant way than the Chill version

2.7
jercraigs (10867) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2012
2012-02-26. Crisp dark yellow body, small fast fading white head. Mild aroma, lightly grainy cereally character. Flavour is similar, mild cereally grainy character to the malt, light bitterness but a sweet overall impression. Average body. Inoffensive but not particularly appealing either. Can from Blankboy

1.6
sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2012
25cl bottle, thanks Tderoeck for the share. Dorée, col blanc. Arôme garde ce sale bouquet métallique de malt avec un houblon qui se glisse difficilement. Palais est typique du style, dans ce cas ci, très médiocre en comparaison de la version ’chill’ nettement plus rafraichissante. Malt pils/pâle avec un houblon quasi imperceptible et ce fini horrible de maïs.

0.9
tderoeck (10195) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2012
14/IV/2012 - 22cl bottle @ home - BB: 2/V/12 (2012-354) Thanks to Thomas and Annelies for the bottle!

Clear light orange beer, small white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: nasty, rotten hay, pretty skanky, corn syrup. MF: soft carbon, light body. Taste: some citrus, bit hoppy, grains, hay. Aftertaste: slightly bitter, corn sweetness. Terrible, even when chilled in the freezer. Nothing hides the terrible aroma.

2.3
deanso (10101) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - SEP 13, 2010
20cl bottle from a friend. I drank this at the brewery in Aruba in 2006. A nice lager for the Aruban climate.

2.7
JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2007
Huge, just yellow-coloured, very dense head fed by heavy carbonated yellow-golden beer. Herbal, dry and quite grassy. Slightly milky nose as well, milk-ripe grain, maybe. Not bad. Dry, nearly spicey, slightly grassy pilsener. Unfortunately a bitterness, that is totally metallic, comes up, and supersedes most else. Quite watery, light. Aftertaste is still this unfortunate metallic. Started off quite promising. Too bad about the finish. Thanks, Dean!

1.1
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Tap at various places in Aruba. Clear pee yellow. Weak white foam. No retention or lace. Nose is creamed corn, pineapple, something like diacetyl with browned butter and rancid dairy. Taste is papery, bland, some pineapple juice, creamed corn, slick diacetyl. Finishes surprisingly lactic like sour dough bread. Brewing flaws galore.

2.2
mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
[4310-20120226] 333mL can. Light corn apple aroma. Clear, golden yellow body with a quick foamy white head. Fresh apple corn flavour has a lingering graininess. Medium body. Fair. (4/2/4/3/9) 2.2
(c/o blankboy, w/ jerc)

1.4
JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2008
Can shared by pilsnerpeter. Pale golden/straw colour. Aroma of corn and DMS. Really strange and not that good. Salty and lightly briny. Tropical lager that is very lean and light.

2.2
Erzengel (9463) - 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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