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Cusqueña Premium Peruvian Beer - Compania Cervecera Del Sur Del Peru S.A. (Cervesur)

Cusqueña Premium Peruvian BeerCusqueña Premium Peruvian Beer

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BA SCORE
68
poor

152 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 2.89
pDev: 19.38%


Brewed by:
Compania Cervecera Del Sur Del Peru S.A. (Cervesur) visit their website
Peru

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-26-2002)
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
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DoubleJ

California

3.45/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is marketed as "The Gold of the Incas". My flight on TACA Airlines (São Paulo to Lima) offered this beer on the flight, and it was free. The can felt cool, but not cold, perhaps at 45-50 F. On to the beer:

The marketing is correct, it's a beautiful gold color with a big, fluffy, froathy head with great retention. The aroma is somewhat steely with sweetish corn notes and malt. The taste is more malty and corny, and damn, the flavor sure is nice. It reminds me more of a Munich lager than anythin else with a sweet pale malt flavor, but with a pinch of corn. Faint grassy notes. It has more body than the usual fizzy lager, and more enjoyable overall.

A nation's #1 selling lager beer is usually something underwhelming and offensive in some way. Not the case with Cusqueña. I enjoyed this beer, and I should have asked for another one on my flight. I might buy a little of this in the future.

Serving type: can

01-28-2009 00:42:14 | More by DoubleJ
More User Reviews:
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FLima

Brazil

2.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is actually a pure malt beer, not an adjunct Lager.
Golden color with a thin head with short retention.
Light aroma of sweet pale malt and some herbal hops.
Likewise, flavor of sweet malt, minerals and herbal hops. Not much more in here, but also no off-flavors. Mildly dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light bordering watery body with good carbonation.
Very clean and mild taste, good session summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 00:00:44 | More by FLima
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

03-14-2014 03:27:11 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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sjh207

Idaho

3/5  rDev +3.8%

02-25-2014 21:08:13 | More by sjh207
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RoyFokker

California

3.5/5  rDev +21.1%

02-22-2014 23:03:22 | More by RoyFokker
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Oidmoe

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +3.8%

02-21-2014 00:20:46 | More by Oidmoe
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gshackles

New York

3/5  rDev +3.8%

02-02-2014 17:42:30 | More by gshackles
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Richardbeerlover

Texas

1.98/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Let me just say right off that I did not enjoy this beer at all. A one mm head and orange amber color. Smells a little malty and not much else. No mouthfeel at all. Tastes like water with a little carbonation. No body, substance or mouthfeel at all. The only thing I like was the bottle which has the Machu Picchu granite blocks on the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 03:59:59 | More by Richardbeerlover
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

01-06-2014 01:45:41 | More by lzepplin01
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dmorgan310

Panama

2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-27-2013 03:15:28 | More by dmorgan310
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raffy313

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -22.1%

12-04-2013 04:17:31 | More by raffy313
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pinkysup

New York

1.25/5  rDev -56.7%

11-17-2013 15:52:15 | More by pinkysup
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shivtim

Georgia

2.09/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Ahh, the beer of choice for Peruvians.
Had this a few times while traveling around Peru; it's ubiquitous. Basically it's Miller Lite. Not much flavor, not much nose... not much of anything. It's not actively bad, and it's certainly crowd pleasing, but there are a couple of better options now when visiting Peru.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2013 14:35:47 | More by shivtim
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jaydoc

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-13-2013 02:17:59 | More by jaydoc
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midnitesun11

California

3.5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-09-2013 05:15:48 | More by midnitesun11
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

09-04-2013 03:06:20 | More by ygtbsm94
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OgreSanchez

Texas

3/5  rDev +3.8%

08-12-2013 01:45:33 | More by OgreSanchez
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Noelito76

New York

2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

08-06-2013 01:54:23 | More by Noelito76
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Sunnanek

Sweden

2.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: Clear golden color. The white head is really small and rather light, sinks instantly. No lace.

S: Lots of corn. Bitter hops is mild as is the malt. Some faint nettles and grass.

T: Bready malt, sadly infested with corn. Bitter hops. Buttery. Mild citric.

M: Short aftertaste, medium body and rich carbonation - no surprises there...

O: A thirst-quencher - but so is water...

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 16:16:44 | More by Sunnanek
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sd123

Louisiana

3/5  rDev +3.8%

07-24-2013 16:01:56 | More by sd123
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rallyr32

New York

2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-16-2013 19:17:36 | More by rallyr32
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Luiz0930

California

2.25/5  rDev -22.1%

05-31-2013 18:20:29 | More by Luiz0930
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Cuvie62

Florida

5/5  rDev +73%

05-22-2013 01:11:25 | More by Cuvie62
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neil2me

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

05-20-2013 02:12:23 | More by neil2me
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jcb7472

Florida

3/5  rDev +3.8%

04-12-2013 15:25:26 | More by jcb7472
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Cusqueña Premium Peruvian Beer from Compania Cervecera Del Sur Del Peru S.A. (Cervesur)
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