Balashi National Brewery Inc. Reviews




Homer321
2.5
Balashi
Green 22cl bottle. Not skunky surprisingly. Nose is fairly neutral with a grainy character. Taste is a little weird. Maybe some skunky flavors but not overwhelming. Just a grainy bitterness and modest carbonation. Fairly neutral. Could use a lime
Sunday, January 14, 2018

vipinvelp
2.3
Balashi Chill
Pale yellow, white short lasting foam head. Barley aroma and taste. Bit of barnyard. (Velp 201710)
Friday, November 3, 2017

vipinvelp
2.9
Balashi HopiBon
Clear yellow, with white short lasting foam head. OK aroma but bit weirder taste. Barley. (Velp 201710)
Friday, October 27, 2017

mtitov
1.4
Balashi
Спасибо моему другу из Уругвая за это пиво! Вполне приятное на вкус- стандартный карибский лагер
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Soupordean
2
Balashi Chill
Pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of light hop, and straw. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Light body, slight sticky texture, average carbonation. Slight spiced finish. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, September 3, 2017

jtclockwork
1.6
Balashi
Can thanks to Grumbo. Country tick #120 - pours gold white head - nose and taste of spent grain, stale bread and old corn stalk - medium body
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

anstei
2
Balashi
Can 236 ml Pours clear pale yellow. Aroma is dirty malts, corn, DMS. Body is medium, rather sweet, with an unbalanced bitterness. Little flavours, some hay. Sweet palate. Thin. Okay.
Monday, August 7, 2017

anstei
2.1
Balashi Chill
Can. Pours clear yellow. Aroma is skunk, old hops, dirty malts. Body is light, quite sweet, sugar, artificial, lightly metallic, lively carbonation, oily. Not as bad as it could be.
Monday, August 7, 2017

jbolware
4
Balashi

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

DAJTX
3
Balashi

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

MarkoNm
2.2
Balashi
Pours clear yellow golden, topped with small white head. Grainy nose, corn and slight chalk. Sweet malty start, a hint of bitterness in the finish. Short aftertaste. Light body. fresh and sparkly feel. Wouldn’t be half bad in Aruba’s heat.
Monday, June 5, 2017

NordicV
1.7
Balashi
Flaska. Ljust gyllengul öl med ett ganska snabbt försvinnande vitt skum. Mycket maltsötma i både doft och smak. Även lite hö och säd.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Vighals
1.9
Balashi
Gulbrun klar med fingerhøyt hvitt skum. Lukter karamell, maltekstrakt og noe metall. Lett. Søtlig maltig smak, maltekstrakt. Kort.
Saturday, May 6, 2017

SimonBlok
2.1
Balashi
23,6cl can split with Gyhallmanti. Appearance: clear golden with fast dissipating medium white head. Aroma: sweet malts, honey and some dust. Taste: medium sweetness and low bitterness. Notes of sweet malts, applejuice, honey and grains. Palate: light bodied, watery texture and medium carbonation.
Friday, May 5, 2017

gyhallmanti
2.2
Balashi
23.6cl can at home. Courtesy of SimonBlok. Pours a clear golden colour with a small head which rapidly dissipates. Aroma of apple juice, malt, molasses, honey. Taste is very sweet, low bitter with a mediocre dry finish. Notes of molasses, malt, honey, grain, grass. Texture is sticky, light bodied with average carbonation
Friday, May 5, 2017

mzaar
1.8
Balashi
Flaska. Klar guldfärgad med ett medelstort vitt skum. Dofter och smaker av säd och malt. Lätt beska.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

BNAstoutlover
2.1
Balashi
Many a bottle on the island. A bit too malty for my taste, but good color and finish. Great go to when in Aruba and dealing with the limited options of imports and wanting to drink local.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

ha1ag
0.9
Balashi Chill
Bottled. clear light yellow with a small white frothy head. Sour nose. Aroma is cold vegetables and malt. Flavor is over light sweet and light bitter. Light bodied with light carbonation. Its name is a warning actually - if you drink it on any other way, than chilled, it will make you spit.
Sunday, March 12, 2017

ha1ag
2.4
Balashi
Bottled - intensive tasting - about 20 samplings taken. Golden color, creamy head with with medium duration. Grass nose. Aroma is grass, straw, malt and mild hops. Ends with a medium dry grassy-hoppy finish.
Sunday, March 12, 2017

CH-303
2.1
Balashi
Appearance: Light golden, clear. Tiny white head.
Aroma: Very light malt, slight grains.
Taste: Grains, light malt.
Bought: Trade with Grumbo - thanks!, 220 ml
Info: 25/2-2017, BB: 10/5-2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Nordcore
2
Balashi
Bootle 22cl. Light golden, clear with a medium white head. Aroma of malt And straw. Light bitter with a stort malt END.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Nisse666
1.4
Balashi Chill
Bottle many thx to Grumbo the Man cons 2017-02-16 Göteborg AR: bready, popcorn AP: pale golden, transparent white head F: fizzy cardboard box
Friday, February 17, 2017

gnoff
1.7
Balashi Chill
Sampled on February 16, 2017. Thanks to Nisse666!
22 cl bottle, BB 28 MAY 17.
Clear straw yellow color, white head. Bready, strange phenolic, vegetal, grainy scent. Sweet, cardbaord, vegetal taste. Cardboard, light malty sweet aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel, very low bitterness.

Friday, February 17, 2017

rickgordon
1.7
Balashi Chill
Bottled. Thanks to Nisse666. Pale golden colour with low head. Sweet, yet light feel of honey pastilles and green apples. Not an awful beer, but not very pleasant either. Light mouthfeel, with low bitterness.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

culchiem
2
Balashi
Bottle from my brother. Pale gold with a thin head. Aroma of grainy malt. Flavor is similar, a little bread and citrus bitterness.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Vighals
1.5
Balashi Chill
Lys gul med fingerhøyt hvitt skum. Lukter korn, maltekstrakt og sitrus. Lett. Smaker maltekstrakt, korn og noe honning. Kort.
Saturday, December 31, 2016

arsol
2
Balashi Chill
Lys gul farge med luftig hvitt skum. Lukter korn og litt krydder. Søtlig lettdrikkelig med noe smak av honning. Lett litt tørr avslutning.
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Grumbo
2.9
Balashi HopiBon
Can from a gas station just down from the cruise terminal in Aruba. Pours golden with an average sized head. Aroma of hop, corn and lightly floral. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Moderate body, texture is a light but also creamy. Best I’ve tried so far in Aruba.
Friday, December 30, 2016

Grumbo
2.2
Balashi Chill
Bottle from The Paddock, a bar close to the cruise port in Aruba. Pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of light hop, and straw. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Light body, slight sticky texture, average carbonation. Slight spiced finish. Not bad.
Friday, December 30, 2016

BVery
2.5
Balashi Chill
Can shared by Uncle John - thanks! Clear light gold pour. Light and crisp, hints of lemon and sweet grains. Not bad.
Saturday, November 12, 2016

BVery
2.4
Balashi
Can shared by Uncle John - thanks! Clear light gold pour, minor head. Corn, somewhat sweet, not bad for the style.
Saturday, November 12, 2016

AlfredoGarcia
2.4
Balashi
236 ml can. Got it from a friend. Incredibly clear and no head. Not good looking. Grass yeasty smell, taste much better than expected, a little creamy texture, weird for this characteristics, soft hoppy ending, refreshing.
Friday, November 11, 2016

fonefan
1.7
Balashi

Bottle 220ml. @ [ The Country Stat Improver Tasting ] - Saxo, Aarhus.

[ As Balashi ].
[ As my country rating # 158 on ratebeer ]. Clear light to medium yellow color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, pale malt, cereal, vegetables. Flavor is light moderate sweet with a average duration, vegetables, corn, sweet malt. Body is light to medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20161008]

Sunday, October 30, 2016

saxo
2.1
Balashi
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting, my place. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are grass, straw, malt and hops. dry light grassy finish.
Saturday, October 8, 2016

Camons
1.8
Balashi
Bottle @ Johns. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt, corn, vegatables. Flavor is sweet, malt, grainy, corn, vegetables, light grass. Thin body, lively carbonation. 081016
Saturday, October 8, 2016

HenrikSoegaard
1.6
Balashi
Bottle. Frothy White fair mostæly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy very bready aroma. Light bitter flavor. Short light bitter finish. Watery palate.
Saturday, October 8, 2016

chrisv10
1.5
Balashi
Bottle, 5%. Clear golden with tiny white head. Aroma is malt, grainy and cardboard. Flavour is malt, cardboard, grainy, sweet, corn, thin, watery and a little bitter.
Saturday, October 8, 2016

Rasmus40
1.7
Balashi
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma is dry, malty and vegetables. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. Watery. 081016
Saturday, October 8, 2016

cheap
2.7
Balashi
So, to help fill my country list, i get a bottle of this hay smelling beer form my boss! THANKS DAVE! Clear pale yellow. Taste is the same, just a very mild hay like sensation all over my palate. laid back and friendly, not bad! Civilized and enjoyable. Seems much less than the 5% listed here. No real hops here, just simple good fresh lager. Deep golden color? That is a farce. A better cheap pale lager fer sure.
Thursday, July 28, 2016

LazyPyro
2.5
Balashi
22cl bottle brought back from Aruba to the UK by a friend. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is grainy, light malt, bit of corn maybe, light hops, thankfully not skunked at all. Taste is the same as any typical macro lager, grainy, light sweet malt, corn, hint of fruit, almost no bitterness. Thin body, oily texture, medium carbonation. Yeah for a Caribbean lager it’s not bad actually, I’m sure it tastes even better on a hot sunny day sitting beach in Aruba.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

kjrhoades
3
Balashi

Monday, May 23, 2016

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

IPAisKING
3
Balashi

Thursday, April 21, 2016

IPAisKING
3
Balashi Chill

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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

jvdl00
3
Balashi Chill

Sunday, December 27, 2015

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 5, 2015