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Panama - Cerveceria Del Baru Panama, S.A.

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BA SCORE
68
poor

49 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 25.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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Reviews by ThinkAgain:
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

04-12-2012 04:08:27 | More by ThinkAgain
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

03-05-2012 01:10:22 | More by beerhunter13
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LvanB

Colorado

1/5  rDev -64%

06-03-2012 02:43:38 | More by LvanB
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Zonian1

Ohio

3/5  rDev +7.9%

02-25-2014 01:38:57 | More by Zonian1
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stuart3368

Colorado

1.25/5  rDev -55%

06-29-2014 16:04:34 | More by stuart3368
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fabiansoliz

New York

3.43/5  rDev +23.4%

It was lite and refreshing. I would imagine it would have to be since Panama city is so hot year-round. I had to try this national beer of Panama and I loved it. I also tried Balboa beer, which is also made in Panama but I stuck with the latter. It's such a popular beer, I am sure with locals and tourists, that it was sold out at one cafe.

03-13-2012 23:13:23 | More by fabiansoliz
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

2.85/5  rDev +2.5%

While in Panama City, Panama (Café Barko, overlooking the Pacific):

The beer appeared a pale yellow with a white head that quickly dissipated. It was too dark and too warm a night to get a real good look at it as I had to down it quickly or it would get warm.

The aroma was about the same as the others, light and grainy, not much else.

The taste, again, was in line with the others, but a little weaker than Balboa, light, grainy.

The beer was extremely drinkable and light. Again, much like the others, but second best to Balboa.

06-07-2010 20:39:05 | More by PhillyStyle
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

12-09-2012 07:13:40 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev +0.7%

Beer is pale yellow gold color. Very clear. White head. I'm surprise it sticks to the glass!!! Aroma is biscuity(malty) and slightly fruity. Light aroma. Nothing much goes on in the taste. Slightly fruity without any bitterness. In the mouth, the beer is thin, refreshing and the best local beer I had while in Panama City. Maybe because it is the one with less taste...

01-02-2011 14:44:26 | More by ZorPrime
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PanamaZonian

Georgia

5/5  rDev +79.9%

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?

03-09-2014 21:32:42 | More by PanamaZonian
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fizzy

Minnesota

2.95/5  rDev +6.1%

I am in Bocas del Toros as I write this review. CalaLuna Hotel. I have had a couple so bare with me. This is a typical Panamanian beer, sort of like an average American beer like Hamms. What the heck, this is Panama and drink what is here and love every drop. If you have a problem with Panama, you can always try Atlas or Balboa. Blind taste test? Hhahahahha, who the heck cares???? Judging from road side trash there really isn't a favorite in Panama. The odd Hamm's can mixed in is the real standout.

02-28-2010 22:51:19 | More by fizzy
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +7.9%

11-15-2012 02:34:41 | More by cfalovo97
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Nizzle913

Colorado

3/5  rDev +7.9%

12-28-2012 19:48:30 | More by Nizzle913
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geoperez

Mexico

2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

06-27-2014 23:17:21 | More by geoperez
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NickyG213

Arizona

4/5  rDev +43.9%

08-31-2012 22:25:42 | More by NickyG213
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woscar

Guatemala

1.5/5  rDev -46%

09-27-2013 20:16:02 | More by woscar
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WillCarrera

Ohio

2.88/5  rDev +3.6%

A- Pours a pale, straw yellow with a fluffy white head that quickly dissipates.

S- Lots of light grain, some leafy hops are just detectable.

T- Sweet, grainy malts, and some light, leafy hops that have just a bit of linger in finish. It's pretty sweet overall, but not cloying. I'm drinking this in David, Panama right now and this beer does really hit the spot when it's roasting hot outside. For a macro lager it's really not bad, it's a step above most of the cheap American macro lagers because it doesn't contain any adjuncts.

M- Thin mouthfeel, high carbonation, crisp and light finish. Very drinkable.

O- A decent macro lager, if this were available in the States I would probably buy it over most of the American macros. As far as Panamanian beers go, its probably closely tied with Balboa but definitely above Atlas or Soberana.

09-18-2011 20:47:11 | More by WillCarrera
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Jax-Gator

Florida

3.48/5  rDev +25.2%

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.

03-26-2014 01:20:06 | More by Jax-Gator
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flexabull

California

2.48/5  rDev -10.8%

I'll give this beer a higher score for appearance just because I really liked the green can.

Beer poured a fizzy clear straw color with an ok head.

Aromas are not there at all. I tried to smell something, but couldn't find a thing.

This beer had a subtly corn like quality to it, it wasn't all that offensive, but it wasn't pleasant. Beer did finish ok with a pretty good mouthfeel and crisp and dry malty flavor.

Drinkability was ok... I just preferred the Balboa in Panama... but only slightly.

01-24-2007 02:59:22 | More by flexabull
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soju6

Missouri

2.88/5  rDev +3.6%

A: Pours a light yellow color with a good head that fades.

S: Grainy with a slight skunky aroma.

T: slightly sweet and mildly refreshing.

F: Light with ample carbonation

D: As there are not many choices away from the major hotels or tourist spots, go local. Goes well with the local foods. Compliments the climate, not heavy.

05-20-2010 12:49:07 | More by soju6
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RHB33

Maryland

3/5  rDev +7.9%

06-29-2014 15:28:07 | More by RHB33
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

3/5  rDev +7.9%

12-30-2013 23:17:30 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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Redrover

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev +20.5%

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.

11-27-2012 21:30:30 | More by Redrover
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semihobo

Michigan

2.42/5  rDev -12.9%

Reviewed on paper 12/27/08 in the Gamboa Rainforest near the Panama Canal.

12 oz. can, expiration date on the bottom is 22 May 09.

Ingredients: Agua, Cebada Malteada [malted barley], Lupulo, y Levadura. No adjuncts listed, unlike Balboa, another Panamanian lager.

In Spanish, on the side of the can: "Cerveza PANAMA has been the winner of the gold medal with palm leaves, the most prestigious distinction of beer quality chosen by Monde Selection, the oldest and most important institution that certifies the quality of food and drink in the world." And that was in 2008... the Monde Selection website seems pretty farcical.

Pours an extremely pale yellow, clear, with large bubbles and a big poofy head.

Smells of sour malt and skunky hops -- acrid.

Tastes better than it smells, but the sourness still interferes. Malts are slightly sweet and hops are bad-euro-lager leaning in their skunkiness but aren't too bad, and there is a little bitterness.

Smooth carbonation, nice mouthfeel, feels creamy for the style.

The smell is off-putting; even though this seems to use no adjuncts, I would still prefer Balboa or Atlas.

12-29-2008 16:16:57 | More by semihobo
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winpig3

California

2.03/5  rDev -27%

This was the main beer to drink on a recent trip to Panama. Not much to describe but a yellow beer that, served cold, helped beat the heat. Just as an indication as to the quality of the beer... we ordered Corona whenever available at the bar to get something that had some taste.

07-20-2005 14:14:32 | More by winpig3
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Panama from Cerveceria Del Baru Panama, S.A.
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