Panama | Cerveceria Del Baru Panama, S.A.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cerveceria Del Baru Panama, S.A.
Panama
barupanama.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
28
Avg:
2.82
pDev:
24.47%
 
 
Wants:
3
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22
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of kylehay2004
2.69/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A: very clear and very light golden body. Has a thin head initially that rapidly dissipates and no real lacing.

S: strong musty, funky and grainy aroma. Hint of sweet corn. Much more there than I anticipated.

T: mild grains and malts. Sweet corn throughout. Little else, very simple.

M: light body and high carbonation. Crisp

Overall: about what you would expect. The aroma is a little heavy but the flavor is not as off putting. It's a little too sweet for the style but otherwise fairly drinkable.

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Photo of dmorgan310
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of nickfl
3.18/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours with a small head of white foam that dissipates quickly. The body is perfectly clear, and straw golden.

S - A strongly grainy aroma with distinct sulfur notes.

T - A clean, grainy flavor up front with a hint of hop character in the middle and a dry, balanced finish.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Not bad, it is a bit rustic compared to most international lagers, but drinkable for what it is.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.03/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Panama is a pale golden color with a nice level of carbonation. The head is large and thick, but recedes quickly. After an initial wave of skunkiness, the aroma settles down to a nice combination of herbal hop and grainy sweetness. The taste is more of the same, sweet, grainy malt and herbal hop. Flavor is nicely balanced and lends itself to easy drinkability. For my two cents, this is a euro pale not an American adjunct.

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Photo of paulish
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mikexw
2.94/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of birchstick
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Zonian1
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Redrover
3.33/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one is pretty much everywhere in Panama. I have seen it in bottles and cans but never saw it on tap.

Poured into a glass, the beer is light gold with a fluffy white head.

It has a nose of sweet corn, grains and a light floral note.
The taste is malts and other grains. It is slightly sweet but does have some slight bitterness for balance. Mid glass it is crackers and touch of spice.

The mouth is ok, the active carbonation pushes the score to medium.

It is a serviceable hot weather Latin American lager. Take that for what it is.

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Photo of flexabull
2.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I'll give this beer a higher score for appearance just because I really liked the green can.

Beer poured a fizzy clear straw color with an ok head.

Aromas are not there at all. I tried to smell something, but couldn't find a thing.

This beer had a subtly corn like quality to it, it wasn't all that offensive, but it wasn't pleasant. Beer did finish ok with a pretty good mouthfeel and crisp and dry malty flavor.

Drinkability was ok... I just preferred the Balboa in Panama... but only slightly.

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Photo of schoolboy
2.69/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

There were three, count em, three good things about this beer. It was cheap (something like 50 or75 cents in a resort area). It was drank while on vacation in Panama. And lastly, I had already bought a couple cool t-shirts from the brewery (so I thought it was important to try the beer).

We had finished a tour of Panama City, the Miraflores locks, etc. and we were back near the docks in Limon. There was a seedy little strip of shops (and a Casino, with bathrooms!) and we were in buying mode. We bought some cool stuff - an oil painting, among them - and I had a Balboa beer, but after finding the very cool Panama Cerveza t-shirts, I sought out a can of the beer.

Alas, as you would expect, the beer was not memorable for any of it's beer characteristics. It was well made and packaged, but not in any way good. But I will proudly wear the t-shirt!

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Photo of CoryR
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of JISurfer
2.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Hey, it's not the best beer, but it's not that bad either. I like when I am looking for a really, and I mean really, light beer. I am a real fan of heavy beers, so this is a huge change for me. Had a little bit of skunk in it, but nothing too bad. Watery and pale. What else is there to say?

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Photo of AGust82
2.67/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Despite the similar rating, this beer is far worse than the rest. Think of it as the Natty of american adjunct lagers, as far as panamanian lagers go. Balboa is far superior, despite being rated the same.

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Photo of soju6
2.85/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a light yellow color with a good head that fades.

S: Grainy with a slight skunky aroma.

T: slightly sweet and mildly refreshing.

F: Light with ample carbonation

D: As there are not many choices away from the major hotels or tourist spots, go local. Goes well with the local foods. Compliments the climate, not heavy.

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Photo of WillCarrera
2.85/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a pale, straw yellow with a fluffy white head that quickly dissipates.

S- Lots of light grain, some leafy hops are just detectable.

T- Sweet, grainy malts, and some light, leafy hops that have just a bit of linger in finish. It's pretty sweet overall, but not cloying. I'm drinking this in David, Panama right now and this beer does really hit the spot when it's roasting hot outside. For a macro lager it's really not bad, it's a step above most of the cheap American macro lagers because it doesn't contain any adjuncts.

M- Thin mouthfeel, high carbonation, crisp and light finish. Very drinkable.

O- A decent macro lager, if this were available in the States I would probably buy it over most of the American macros. As far as Panamanian beers go, its probably closely tied with Balboa but definitely above Atlas or Soberana.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
2.85/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

While in Panama City, Panama (Café Barko, overlooking the Pacific):

The beer appeared a pale yellow with a white head that quickly dissipated. It was too dark and too warm a night to get a real good look at it as I had to down it quickly or it would get warm.

The aroma was about the same as the others, light and grainy, not much else.

The taste, again, was in line with the others, but a little weaker than Balboa, light, grainy.

The beer was extremely drinkable and light. Again, much like the others, but second best to Balboa.

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Photo of beerhunter13
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of ThinkAgain
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of ZorPrime
2.83/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer is pale yellow gold color. Very clear. White head. I'm surprise it sticks to the glass!!! Aroma is biscuity(malty) and slightly fruity. Light aroma. Nothing much goes on in the taste. Slightly fruity without any bitterness. In the mouth, the beer is thin, refreshing and the best local beer I had while in Panama City. Maybe because it is the one with less taste...

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

Photo of hotsudge
2.93/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Panama from Cerveceria Del Baru Panama, S.A.
2.82 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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