Panama - Cerveceria Del Baru Panama, S.A.

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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
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Cerveceria Del Baru Panama, S.A. visit their website
Panama

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-24-2002)
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Reviews by fabiansoliz:
Photo of fabiansoliz
3.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of beerhunter13
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of LvanB
1/5  rDev -64%

Photo of Zonian1
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of stuart3368
1.25/5  rDev -55%

Photo of wilsonbaron
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of PhillyStyle
2.85/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of ThinkAgain
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of ZorPrime
2.8/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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...

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 fizzy
2.95/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Nizzle913
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of geoperez
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of NickyG213
4/5  rDev +43.9%

Photo of woscar
1.5/5  rDev -46%

Photo of WillCarrera
2.88/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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 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 flexabull
2.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of soju6
2.88/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of RHB33
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Redrover
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.

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