Balashi Chill | Brouwerij Nacional Balashi

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Balashi ChillBalashi Chill

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Nacional Balashi

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by medic25 on 04-25-2011

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2/5  rDev -17.4%

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2/5  rDev -17.4%

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2.52/5  rDev +4.1%

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2.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank from a can in a taxi on the way back to the airport in aruba. Bought a six back of these for an inflated price and it was definitely a bad idea XD

A amber clear. 3

S. 2.5 or 3. Rotten malt

T 2.5. If I don't drink cold it's awful. Metallic aftertaste

M 3.5 appropriate. Light body

O 2.5. Didn't ever enjoy it.

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2/5  rDev -17.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -7%

Not as good as Bright. Ok if there is a special.

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2.5/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of ProfessorHomer
2.4/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Overall: Brand-new 2011 beer from Balashi, Aruba's national brewery. If Corona Lite had sex with Miller Genuine Draft Lite, this beer would be their progeny. Not at all worth it.

A: bottles are only like 10oz! WTF? Bottle appearance is of a underfed, pasty Corona. Very, very thinly yellow colored "beer". Medium carbonation.

S: just like Corona. Lemony grass, sour-smelling.

T: JUST like a cross between Corona and Miller Genuine Draft. Both Lites. This is not a good beer by any measure.

M: is their one? No taste = no aftertaste.

Medic25 is absolutely spot on the money: this beer is frantically YELLING for a lime wedge or Something to give it flavor. Yikes & yucks! Get it whilst you can, this "beer" won't be around long...

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2.09/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.4/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev +24%

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1.75/5  rDev -27.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -38%

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3/5  rDev +24%

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2/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of medic25
2.76/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A new offering from Aruba's national brewery. The marketing seems geared towards a Corona-type vibe, and the taste corresponds. Color is a clear straw yellow with a clean white head. Slightly sweet aroma. Taste is very clean and light, a very bland corn flavor with the slightest bit of bitterness. Finishes very cleanly, since there was little flavor to start with. This beer is calling out for a lime wedge.

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3.25/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev +24%

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2.3/5  rDev -5%
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.

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2/5  rDev -17.4%

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5/5  rDev +106.6%

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2.29/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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1/5  rDev -58.7%

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2.53/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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3/5  rDev +24%

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Balashi Chill from Brouwerij Nacional Balashi
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