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Panama - Cerveceria Del Baru Panama, S.A.

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BA SCORE
68
poor

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 27.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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 PanamaZonian
5/5  rDev +80.5%
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?

PanamaZonian, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of TeAmoPanama
4.5/5  rDev +62.5%

TeAmoPanama, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of NickyG213
4/5  rDev +44.4%

NickyG213, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of nekronos
4/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, nice beer after all. I like its refreshness. The colour is ok, not too much green and no corny flavours at all. The bubbling is quite great and it was not annoying the falvor at the back. You can have more than one of this without any problem. This is the biggest competitor for the Atlas beer, the number one in the other Panama Brewery. You can find them supporting every event.

nekronos, Oct 10, 2005
Photo of Laggarto
3.75/5  rDev +35.4%

Laggarto, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of Jax-Gator
3.48/5  rDev +25.6%
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.

Jax-Gator, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of fabiansoliz
3.43/5  rDev +23.8%
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.

fabiansoliz, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of Redrover
3.35/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

Redrover, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of ackleydg
3.33/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewing this one in the context of what else is available in Panama...

A - standard yellow fizz from a macro lager, very clear

S - slightly better than average smell on this one, just a touch of hop aroma sets it apart from the other Panama big 3

T - again, just a little complexity makes Panama stand apart from the others

M - average; nice crisp, light lager

O - great for the hot weather in Panama City, not the best lager ever by a long shot

ackleydg, May 23, 2012
Photo of bunbury
3.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

There's just one little problem with this beer. .. every year they (the brewery) keeps changing the formula for this beer, so in the past 10 years i can say i've tried 15 different types of "Panama Lager" under the same name.

it has a gold appearance, at first impression smells bitter
2 finger head that quickly dissapears
as all the panamenian beers, it has a see-through-glass appearance.
Perfect for every moment

bunbury, Jun 09, 2006
Photo of nickfl
3.19/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

nickfl, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of sabrills70
3.1/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to my mother in law for bringing this back for me. Reviewed as a macro lager. 12 oz green bottle with drink before date of 6/06. Pours a bright yellow/gold with a 2 finger head that somewhat quickly, but not too fast. OK but not great lacing. Got a bit of skunkiness upon opening but after that typical macro smells of corn and rice, a bit of ho ney and light hops. Taste on this was OK for a macro. Again typical macro corn and rice taste but IMHO it was better than Bud. Not a bad macro at all. Not a full flavored beer by any stretch but Ok for a macro. High drinkability.

sabrills70, Mar 17, 2006
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Panama is a pale golden color with a nice level of carbonation. The head is large and thick, but recedes quickly. After an initial wave of skunkiness, the aroma settles down to a nice combination of herbal hop and grainy sweetness. The taste is more of the same, sweet, grainy malt and herbal hop. Flavor is nicely balanced and lends itself to easy drinkability. For my two cents, this is a euro pale not an American adjunct.

Gagnonsux, Dec 02, 2005
Photo of Zonian1
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Zonian1, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of wilsonbaron
3/5  rDev +8.3%

wilsonbaron, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +8.3%

cfalovo97, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of Nizzle913
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Nizzle913, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of RHB33
3/5  rDev +8.3%

RHB33, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of birchstick
3/5  rDev +8.3%

birchstick, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of juancdh
3/5  rDev +8.3%

juancdh, May 20, 2014
Photo of cram
3/5  rDev +8.3%

cram, May 15, 2013
Photo of fizzy
2.95/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

fizzy, Feb 28, 2010
Photo of JISurfer
2.93/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Hey, it's not the best beer, but it's not that bad either. I like when I am looking for a really, and I mean really, light beer. I am a real fan of heavy beers, so this is a huge change for me. Had a little bit of skunk in it, but nothing too bad. Watery and pale. What else is there to say?

JISurfer, Dec 31, 2002
Photo of PanamaD
2.92/5  rDev +5.4%

PanamaD, Aug 30, 2014
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Panama from Cerveceria Del Baru Panama, S.A.
68 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.