Balboa Premium Lager | Cervecería Nacional, S.A.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cervecería Nacional, S.A.
Panama
cerveceria-nacional.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
20
Avg:
2.82
pDev:
20.92%
 
 
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0
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11
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Photo of unweirdness
1/5  rDev -64.5%

Photo of ZorPrime
1.46/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pale yellow beer with a white head on top. The head disappear quickly. The aroma is typical of the one I get from heineken in a green bottle. Not good at all. The taste is nothing like beer. Its water with some fermented malts, not enough to get any good. Its hard to describe. Maybe the beer is past due. It taste like very old straw.

The worst beer in Panama IMHO.

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Photo of stuart3368
1.5/5  rDev -46.8%

Photo of woscar
1.75/5  rDev -37.9%

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
2/5  rDev -29.1%

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2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of robgutie
2/5  rDev -29.1%

In panama plces brag about how cold their beer is, and many do keep it exceptionally chilly. One big reason for this is that none of the three ndomestic brands are particularly good, think bud heavy/ miller etc. However, these fridig beers are exceptionally pleasing on Hot days, especially when paired with a fried fish or some patacones. In the month I spent in Panama I ound balboa to be the most consistent of the three domestics, not amazing but inoffensive in an enjoyable way.

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Photo of dmorgan310
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of stcules
2/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Yellow tending to a light green. Big bubble, even in the so and so foam.
The taste is quite neutral, with a hint of metallic, and a light scent of corn.
At the taste, quite clean, after all, a hint of metallic taste again.
Drinkable, without strange smells or taste.
Maybe on a Panama beach...

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Photo of KidsDoc
2.17/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of hotsudge
2.3/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mdlb44
2.45/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ThinkAgain
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of bostonryan
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Mississippi
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Djspectral
2.51/5  rDev -11%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DoubleJ
2.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served onboard Copa Airlines (São Paulo to Panama City) from a 355 ml can. On to the beer:

A paler gold in color with a head that is thick, on the creamy side, and has good retention. The nose is not one to be proud of. It smells metallic, with a corny sweetness and husk. Defensive mechanicms engaged.

While there is a slight metallic notes, the taste is at least tolerable. Sweet corn sweetness, a side of DMS, a small peck of malt sweetness and grass attempt to bring this beer to respectability. Not quite. The body is soft and light, with a little creaminess in its texture.

Yeah, this is about what I was expecting overall. Well, it could have been worse, I suppose.

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Photo of nickfl
2.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a clear, golden body. The head settles rapidly and leaves no lace.

S - Grainy malt and sulphur with a little herbal hop character.

T - Grainy malt, corn, and little else. A finish of moderate bitterness and a touch of hop flavor.

M - medium-light body, moderately high carbonation, and a very dry finish.

D - Fairly bland, but with some off flavors that hurt the overall experience.

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Photo of Drew966
2.62/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Balboa Premium Lager pours a pale golden yellow with a fluffy, white head from a brown 590 ml bottle. More sweet malt than I expected in the aroma. There is quite a bit of sweet malt in the flavor too, otherwise it's grainy and grassy flavors that hit me. Better than some Latin American lagers I've tried, not as good as others.

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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

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Balboa Premium Lager from Cervecería Nacional, S.A.
2.82 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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