Balashi | Brouwerij Nacional Balashi

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Nacional Balashi
Aruba
balashi.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jmatthew on 10-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
167
Reviews:
67
Avg:
2.84
pDev:
20.77%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
33
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.11/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of thoglund
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hrgomar
3.13/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Coorsy
2.02/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Exeggutor
3.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Shellynix
2.01/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Aruba's corona. Very watery.

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Photo of Jae61
2.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NeoClassicist
2.25/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of k3ve
3.13/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kyle_goochstink
2.59/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 22Blue
2.25/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Mack
2.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tvghost
3.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of liamt07
3.19/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jawaltz
5/5  rDev +76.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looks like Aruba.
Tastes like Aruba.
Smells like Aruba.
Feels like Aruba.

When I have a bucket of Balashis waiting for me back at my palapa, I know that life is good.

I give it a 5.

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Photo of BEER88
2.88/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dlin0sbb
3.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SportsGuy33
2.92/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Peaches13
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sabre311
2.57/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of 10-8
3.52/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

When in Aruba, this is the beer to drink (when not at Madame Janette's http://www.madamejanette.info/joomla2/menu/special-beers ). Clean, crisp, and easy to drink while on the beach. A simple lager, brewed with Aruba's excellent water. You can get Heinekin and Corona at home, so why not drink this. Comes in little bottles, which disappear quickly, so buy it by the case at the local supermarkets.

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2.44/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

LOOK: Deep yellow color bordering on light golden, good clarity. Soapy head forms and retains well along the glass. Looks good.

SMELL: Adjuncts and malts, pungent hops, slight vegetal, husk. Euro lager smell.

TASTE: Malt and corn give the grainy flavor, faint bitterness, and slightly sour. Euro pale lager on the low end. Either way not particularly clean or memorable, there is once again the cooked veggie, dimethyl sulfate presence. That needs cleaned up for sure. Its very common and plain lager.

FEEL: Light crisp body, ample carbonation. Aftertaste of hop and vegetable.

OVERALL: A ho-hum beach beer from the Aruban brewery. Its not flashy or very tasty at all, but it would get the job done if nothing else were to be found.

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2.81/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ejh06752
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KYGunner
3.03/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can so this had no skunkiness and resembled so many of the style. Classic Pilsner malts with a dry cracker flavor. Very watery feel so it's ideal for the beach but it didn't drowned the malt flavor.

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Balashi from Brouwerij Nacional Balashi
2.84 out of 5 based on 167 ratings.
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