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Panama - Cerveceria Del Baru Panama, S.A.

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BA SCORE
68
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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 26.98%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cerveceria Del Baru Panama, S.A. visit their website
Panama

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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Photo of MrGorday
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Clasica cerveza del panameño. Algo picante (crisp) cuerpo ligera, de color muy dorada, caracteristico de lagers, preferiblemente para climas humedos tropicales como mi pais.

Resulta que esta cerveza no es de mi preferencia a pesar que se consuma bastante por el panameño, tiene un sabor algo amargo y tiene que tomarse a una temperatura perfecta, puesto que un grado menos le da un mal sabor. Poco alcohol.

Lo demas, deduzcalo usted. Prefiero "Soberana".

Photo of unweirdness
1/5  rDev -64%

Photo of wilsonbaron
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of TeAmoPanama
4.5/5  rDev +61.9%

Photo of PanamaD
2.92/5  rDev +5%

Photo of pharmerdoc
2/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of kalito_alc
2.52/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of stuart3368
1.25/5  rDev -55%

Photo of RHB33
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of geoperez
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of JeltMaaj
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of juancdh
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Jax-Gator
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.

Photo of PanamaZonian
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?

Photo of Zonian1
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of schoolboy
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!

Photo of woscar
1.5/5  rDev -46%

Photo of birchstick
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of cram
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of kylehay2004
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.

Photo of nickfl
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.

Photo of mndlssphlsphr
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.

Photo of Nizzle913
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

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Panama from Cerveceria Del Baru Panama, S.A.
68 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.