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Panama - Cerveceria Del Baru Panama, S.A.

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 25.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cerveceria Del Baru Panama, S.A. visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-24-2002)
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1.25/5  rDev -55%

06-29-2014 16:04:34 | More by stuart3368
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2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

06-27-2014 23:17:21 | More by geoperez
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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-19-2014 03:04:23 | More by JeltMaaj
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

05-20-2014 18:16:06 | More by juancdh
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3.48/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cerveza Panama is the #1 beer in Panama. It is most similar to a light European lager like Heineken light or Amstel Light. The beer pairs perfectly well with hot and humid climates and ceviche. I've had it in Panama and in the U.S. but it loses its personality once its removed from Panama's borders. If you go to Panama, you'll inevitably drink it by the gallon. If you see it stateside, pass it up.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2014 01:20:06 | More by Jax-Gator
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5/5  rDev +79.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The lager is so heavenly that the brewery can not get the rights to export. Panama indulges in the art of three other brews. To name Balboa, Atlas, Soberrana, but none holds a shine to the smooth refreshing taste of Panama. Seriouly though! Why don't you see beer from Panama in your package store?

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 21:32:42 | More by PanamaZonian
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

02-25-2014 01:38:57 | More by Zonian1
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

12-30-2013 23:17:30 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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2.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

There were three, count em, three good things about this beer. It was cheap (something like 50 or75 cents in a resort area). It was drank while on vacation in Panama. And lastly, I had already bought a couple cool t-shirts from the brewery (so I thought it was important to try the beer).

We had finished a tour of Panama City, the Miraflores locks, etc. and we were back near the docks in Limon. There was a seedy little strip of shops (and a Casino, with bathrooms!) and we were in buying mode. We bought some cool stuff - an oil painting, among them - and I had a Balboa beer, but after finding the very cool Panama Cerveza t-shirts, I sought out a can of the beer.

Alas, as you would expect, the beer was not memorable for any of it's beer characteristics. It was well made and packaged, but not in any way good. But I will proudly wear the t-shirt!

Serving type: can

11-23-2013 22:14:30 | More by schoolboy
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1.5/5  rDev -46%

09-27-2013 20:16:02 | More by woscar
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

06-16-2013 16:59:57 | More by birchstick
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

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2.71/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A: very clear and very light golden body. Has a thin head initially that rapidly dissipates and no real lacing.

S: strong musty, funky and grainy aroma. Hint of sweet corn. Much more there than I anticipated.

T: mild grains and malts. Sweet corn throughout. Little else, very simple.

M: light body and high carbonation. Crisp

Overall: about what you would expect. The aroma is a little heavy but the flavor is not as off putting. It's a little too sweet for the style but otherwise fairly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 23:44:27 | More by kylehay2004
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3.19/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours with a small head of white foam that dissipates quickly. The body is perfectly clear, and straw golden.

S - A strongly grainy aroma with distinct sulfur notes.

T - A clean, grainy flavor up front with a hint of hop character in the middle and a dry, balanced finish.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Not bad, it is a bit rustic compared to most international lagers, but drinkable for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 23:43:32 | More by nickfl
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1.99/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I am not sure if I opened a cerveza or a can of GMO corn according to the first whiff I took. The color is a typical lager of a light yellow urine that lets ya know that you're hydrated, but need to drink and sooner the better. The taste is of a water base and whatever else went into this can. Meh, but it gives the local people a sense of pride just like the 'mericans who take pride of their little flags even though they possess the "Made in China" tag. Pride is pride....even if it is solely in the form of wordplay.

Serving type: can

01-19-2013 03:28:19 | More by mndlssphlsphr
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

12-28-2012 19:48:30 | More by Nizzle913
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2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

12-09-2012 07:13:40 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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3.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one is pretty much everywhere in Panama. I have seen it in bottles and cans but never saw it on tap.

Poured into a glass, the beer is light gold with a fluffy white head.

It has a nose of sweet corn, grains and a light floral note.
The taste is malts and other grains. It is slightly sweet but does have some slight bitterness for balance. Mid glass it is crackers and touch of spice.

The mouth is ok, the active carbonation pushes the score to medium.

It is a serviceable hot weather Latin American lager. Take that for what it is.

Serving type: can

11-27-2012 21:30:30 | More by Redrover
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -46%

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4/5  rDev +43.9%

08-31-2012 22:25:42 | More by NickyG213
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3.75/5  rDev +34.9%

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2/5  rDev -28.1%

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