Balashi National Brewery Inc. Reviews




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 2016-02-16 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

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 5, 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 6, 2015

Christos
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 5, 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 2, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 8, 2015

BeckyPez86
3.1
Balashi
My parents brought back a can from their recent trip to Aruba. Good light tasting & refreshing beer.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015