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Panama - Cerveceria Del Baru Panama, S.A.

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 27.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of unweirdness
1/5  rDev -63.9%

unweirdness, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of wilsonbaron
3/5  rDev +8.3%

wilsonbaron, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of TeAmoPanama
4.5/5  rDev +62.5%

TeAmoPanama, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of PanamaD
2.92/5  rDev +5.4%

PanamaD, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of pharmerdoc
2/5  rDev -27.8%

pharmerdoc, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of kalito_alc
2.52/5  rDev -9%

kalito_alc, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of stuart3368
1.25/5  rDev -54.9%

stuart3368, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of RHB33
3/5  rDev +8.3%

RHB33, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of geoperez
2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

geoperez, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of JeltMaaj
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

JeltMaaj, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of juancdh
3/5  rDev +8.3%

juancdh, May 20, 2014
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 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 Zonian1
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Zonian1, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of schoolboy
2.7/5  rDev -2.5%
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!

schoolboy, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of woscar
1.5/5  rDev -45.8%

woscar, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of birchstick
3/5  rDev +8.3%

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

cram, May 15, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
2.71/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

kylehay2004, Apr 19, 2013
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 mndlssphlsphr
1.99/5  rDev -28.2%
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.

mndlssphlsphr, Jan 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev +8.3%

Nizzle913, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of MAUEX_MFA
2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

MAUEX_MFA, Dec 09, 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
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Panama from Cerveceria Del Baru Panama, S.A.
66 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.