Bali Hai Draft Beer | PT Bali Hai Brewery Indonesia

no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples
Bali Hai Draft BeerBali Hai Draft Beer

Brewed by:
PT Bali Hai Brewery Indonesia

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DrJay on 09-03-2008

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 10
Photo of Phyl21ca
1.39/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Can: poured a pale yellow color lager with a small white foamy head with OK retention for style. Aroma of adjunct and sugar is on par for style. Taste is a mix of corn and other adjuncts with some light residuals sugar notes and a bland finish. Body is light with spritzy carbonation. Bland but not as bad as I was expecting.

 325 characters

Photo of kojevergas
1.87/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

500ml can. +/- 4.85% ABV.

Surges out if the can upon opening; very fizzy.

Very much a "fizzy yellow lager" albeit with a bit of an artificial lime flavour. Possibly some glutinous rice adjunct.

Syrupy and sticky, with a light body and obvious overcarbonation.

I'd sooner drink Bintang than this.


 312 characters

Photo of woodychandler
2.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A Pitt classmate of mine and frequent drinking partner, David Atkinson, brought this CAN (among others) back for me during a recent Far Eastern excursion. I hit the hurdle of not having an approved picture in place, but I got that corrected and I am curious to try this beer.

From the CAN: "Serve Cold"; "Cold-Filtered Brew"; "WBA World Beer Awards Asia's Best Lager Low Carb"; "Bali Hai Draft Beer brewed from hand selected malts and hops."

Following the Crack!, I CANducted an inverted Glug, producing a finger of fizzy, bone-white with low retention. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5) with NE-quality clarity and this signaled the return of the Gelt Gang of Midas, Mammon and Croesus, whom I had not seen for a while. Nose had a smell that I had not experienced since the early days of The CANQuest (tm), when AALs were the norm and not an anomaly. I got smoked tobacco, light cloves, a sugary sweetness and a musty yeastiness, all of which added up to my gag reflex kicking in. Mouthfeel was thin and watery. The taste was really sharp, like it might have been underfermented. Oof! I felt like I had just taken a blow to my solar plexus. It was not helped by letting it warm to room temperature, either. The finish was almost bland, but that would have been welcome in comparison to the lingering flavor that coated my tongue and throat. Minhas would be proud of this one.

 1,379 characters

Photo of nelsonsaigon
2.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Experienced in : Manila
Appealing to me : normal beer look and smooth texture
Less appealing to me : its kind of bitterness and smell

I am neutral on this beer.

 180 characters

Photo of DrJay
2.78/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a very pale yellow, not much colour really, and very clear. It was topped by a fizzy white head that disappeared quite quickly after the pour. The aroma was mild, but had some crackery and sulfury notes to it. The same characters were found in the flavour, along with low bitterness and some sweetness. It finished quickly, with no real lingering flavours. Light in body with fizzy carbonation, quite dry. This beer was pretty close to flavourless, but it was really inoffensive and was a great thirst quencher in the heat and humidity of Bali.

 558 characters

Bali Hai Draft Beer from PT Bali Hai Brewery Indonesia
2.29 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    No fake news here. Get real beer content delivered to your doorstep every month.