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Balashi - Brouwerij Nacional Balashi

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BA SCORE
68
poor

127 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 22.18%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Nacional Balashi visit their website
Aruba

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jmatthew on 10-11-2002)
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Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 64 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

wilsonbaron, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
2.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 7oz bottle my mother in law smuggled back from Aruba into a shaker pint, the beer is a pale, crystal clear, almost watery looking straw gold coloring with no head. Aromas of toasted grains, hints of baked bread, and some buttery highlights. Yikes. Flavors are toasted grains forward, with a fruit sweet undertone that I'm not sure is supposed to be there. Floral notes throughout, too, but otherwise light in flavor, jacking up the drinkability to the levels of water. Light, crisp bodied, with a toasted grain aftertaste. The finish is smooth and clean. Fairly unremarkable, and fairly innocuous. I can see drinking this in large quantities on a beach in Aruba, devoid of other options.

GarthDanielson, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Billybrewboy
2/5  rDev -29.6%

always skunky. Better than nothing

Billybrewboy, Sep 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Dwkasper, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of HamdenHector
2.5/5  rDev -12%

HamdenHector, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Boone757
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Boone757, Aug 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -12%

MartzMimic, Aug 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

Joestradamus91, Aug 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

George1005, Aug 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

Bnoise11, Jul 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

vande, Jul 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -12%

ChrisFurlowLSU, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
2.03/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Huhzubendah, Jun 12, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

GTB, Jun 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +76.1%

Brandon_Jachimski, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

smartassboiler, May 02, 2014
Photo of balcomjo7
3.01/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a light beer from Aruba!

5.0 % ABV
This is a smooth light beer
Smell : Wheat
Taste: Skunky, very weird after taste. Leaves a bad taste after drinking
Aroma: Wheat

It is very clear, watery
Not my favorite beer, but it is refreshing in the sun!

Served in a can

balcomjo7, Apr 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -12%

ralerwen, Apr 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -29.6%

Sonofalime, Apr 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

jophish17, Feb 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

plinythederek, Dec 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

AlexHess, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of schoolboy
2.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

The only thing I really liked about this beer was that I drank it in Aruba. I had two, in fact - one draft and one can. I guess I liked one other thing - they were much cheaper than the crap beer they were serving on the Coral Princess cruise ship I was on.

It actually had a funky unnatural color. Sort of green. It came recommended, but the source of the recommendation was unreliable. The taste was very forgettable. You want to forget it. But the bar I had it in was pretty cool - open air, by a mall. They had a stuffed Santa suit passed out at the bar (the holidays were approaching). The can I bought in the cruise terminal and drank it while shopping. It was 2 or 3 bucks, but still cheap compared to the ship.

I wonder if it is their water that makes it worse (the style is also at fault).

Still, it was nice to have a cold one on a nice hot day in Aruba. Right about now I would like to be back there.

schoolboy, Nov 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +58.5%

schaffer9252, Nov 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

civicm87, Nov 12, 2013
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Balashi from Brouwerij Nacional Balashi
68 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.