Cusquena Premium Peruvian Beer - Compania Cervecera Del Sur Del Peru S.A. (Cervesur)
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
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
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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
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
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
Cusquena Premium Peruvian Beer from Compania Cervecera Del Sur Del Peru S.A. (Cervesur)
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