Chill Caribbean Beer
Brouwerij Nacional Balashi

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From:
Brouwerij Nacional Balashi
 
Aruba
Style:
European Pale Lager
Ranked #335
ABV:
5%
Score:
64
Ranked #30,554
Avg:
2.56 | pDev: 26.17%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
48
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 30, 2022
Added:
Apr 25, 2011
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  15
SCORE
64
Poor
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

1.81/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
DATE: July 30, 2022... OCCASION: preparing for the Terrazo Italiano dining experience with the first of three Balashi products to sample... pours a flat, sallow golden body almost devoid of bubbles, with a head that swiftly dissipates to a ring of off-white head--squarely in line with beers that require limes... dish detergent lemon, some astringency, something akin to the garden hose, and cracker malts that don't really stir the interest much... its palate refreshes, swift with a slick malt base, enough effervescence to register its "real" ingredients, and a soft, simple aftertaste that cleans rather than satisfies... the flavor is as expected--a beer whose name is, in terms of advertising, a glittering generality, is reduced to the temperature to which it is served... slammable in its 7.4-ounce bottles, it doesn't move the needle for me, though maybe if I were a twenty-something set loose in Aruba, this might be the morning/afternoon beer that keeps me hydrated until the night arrives... for now, it's pure novelty and a donation to Balashi--you can't beat fresh, home-brewed beer in that regard!
Jul 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Creevo from Michigan

4/5  rDev +56.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had for lunch in 7.5 oz bottle and Karmina’s Kitchen in San Nicholas, Aruba. I liked it better than the Balashi, it had a sweeter and cleaner more refreshing taste. Pilsner is not my favorite, but this was ok.
Apr 01, 2022
 
Rated: 2.87 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut

Nov 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by fthegiants from California

Nov 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.14 by robotic_being from Florida

Jun 19, 2019
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

2.79/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
This glorious golden beer reminds me much of a Corona. That being said, you must drink this with a lime, otherwise it is just not great. However if you’re on the beach or CHILLing poolside, it is refreshing to sip on!
Mar 11, 2019
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.39/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
My bestie brought a can of this to Nashville whilst there for my son's hockey tournament. It poured a clear yellow with white head that did not leave much lace. The scent had faint grain notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with grain and lemon kisses. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.
Dec 31, 2018
 
Rated: 2.25 by 54V4G3 from Belgium

Dec 03, 2018
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Reviewed by Jlabs from New York

3.45/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a pint glass via can

Color is a light yellow

Smell is a lager..slight malt crispness, light citrus

Tatse follows the nose

Medium carbinationlight mouthfeel

Aruba's version of Bud Light..like Balashi, its not a great beer but tastes better due to the location you are drinking it
Nov 06, 2018
 
Rated: 2.5 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Sep 13, 2018
 
Rated: 2.25 by Rammed96 from Maryland

Jun 19, 2018
 
Rated: 1.4 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Apr 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.35 by cd34 from Illinois

Apr 07, 2018
 
Rated: 2.43 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Dec 26, 2017
 
Rated: 2.25 by rspauldi from Texas

Dec 21, 2017
 
Rated: 1.83 by icemanls4 from Switzerland

Nov 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.35 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Aug 21, 2017
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Reviewed by kingmaker from Louisiana

2.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
It's a good beach beer that I would recommend not drinking anywhere but Aruba. This is a pretty unique barley/rice/corn flavor, very sweet. Not much in the aroma. Feel is a little off.
Aug 18, 2017
 
Rated: 2.75 by Mack from Canada (QC)

Jan 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by JRod1969 from New York

Jan 01, 2017
 
Rated: 2.75 by Peaches13 from Pennsylvania

Aug 06, 2016
 
Rated: 2.18 by Coorsy from Massachusetts

Apr 04, 2016
 
Rated: 1.65 by Islandrunner from Aruba

Jan 25, 2016
 
Rated: 2.09 by NeoClassicist from New York

Jan 07, 2016
 
Rated: 1.99 by Beastcpa from Pennsylvania

Nov 08, 2015
 
Rated: 2.71 by BEER88 from Washington

Sep 05, 2015
 
Rated: 2.53 by dlin0sbb from Ohio

Sep 01, 2015
 
Rated: 2.21 by HopBroker from Washington

Jul 07, 2015
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Reviewed by Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

2.29/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
LOOK: Golden color with a little fizzy head that dies away quickly. Good clarity but the lack of head or retention hurts the score here.

SMELL: Per the style, you have pale barley malt, heaps of corn, rice and perhaps sorghum or other light brewing grains. Slight buttery DMS.

TASTE: Nondescript malt and adjunct sweetness, like granulated table sugar, then a pinch of citrus, followed by bread and buttery DMS. Hefty sweetness, hop bitterness is there just far too restrained. Light adjunct lager that finishes with cooked veggies. Very basic.

FEEL: Light bodied and well carbonated. Aftertaste has a bit of the DMS and cooked veggie thing going on.

OVERALL: For cheap beer in Aruba this is certainly an option. Stacking up to beer in the states, this just doesn't make the cut whatsoever. Still a perfectly fine cheap simple beer if you find yourself on a beach somewhere remote and don't trust the local water supply. Another flavor of Rice, Corn, Malt mix beer for those with more serious inquiries.
Jun 03, 2015
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Rated by Poloplaya from Illinois

3.18/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Reminiscent of miller lite chill
Apr 01, 2015
 
Rated: 2.25 by klesniew from Virginia

Dec 02, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by Lifit from New Mexico

Nov 26, 2014
 
Rated: 2.4 by ovaltine from Indiana

Nov 16, 2014
 
Rated: 2.52 by aquazr1 from California

Oct 23, 2014
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Reviewed by GarthDanielson from Virginia

2.3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Another smuggle from Aruba, and another 7oz bottle. Poured in a shaker pint, the beer is an extremely pale, yellowish coloring, with slow carbonation bubbling in the body, and a wisp of white on the surface. This looks limp. Aromas of nothing. Literally, nothing. At most, if I really dig in there, I can catch a hint of roasted corn, but that is a stretch. Flavors are toasted corn forward, with an almost astringent aftertaste immediately after you swallow. Musty notes, and a couple of off esters in there, too. Yikes. Light, watery body, with a grainy and semisweet aftertaste. The finish is non-remarkable.
Sep 28, 2014
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Rated by Billybrewboy from New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -12.1%
Not as good as Bright. Ok if there is a special.
Sep 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Boone757 from Virginia

Aug 14, 2014
 
Rated: 1.5 by MartzMimic from Oklahoma

Aug 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by George1005 from Connecticut

Aug 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Bnoise11 from California

Jul 12, 2014
Chill Caribbean Beer from Brouwerij Nacional Balashi
Beer rating: 64 out of 100 with 60 ratings