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Tusker Premium Lager - East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)

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70
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494 Ratings
THE BROS
76
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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 3
pDev: 20%


Brewed by:
East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries) visit their website
Kenya

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-18-2002)
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pale gold body. crystal clear. big bubbly white head. retention is reasonable and the lacing

S: honey. sweet grain. oh so slightly toasted. a mild vanilla.

T: chewy bit of base malt. corn. a little bit of earthy hop flavor, but fleeting at best. finish is clean and dry.

M: could use a touch more carbonation. light bodied.

D: as far as an adjunct lagers go, this one is okay. good nose and flavor, considering what little there is to start with.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 01:20:21 | More by Jimmys
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BuckyBeerBeaver

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Driven solely by curiosity, Bucky nervously picked up a bottle of Tusker Finest Quality Lager ("Tusker") brewed by the East African Breweries Group of Kenya. Tusker came in a brown, 500 ml bottle with a best before date of October 6, 2013 printed on the reverse label, and was 4.2% alcohol by volume. According to the brewer's web site, Tusker has been brewed in East Africa since 1922 and is named after the elephant that killed George Hurst, one of the brewery's founders. The brewery is located in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi, and key brands include Tusker Lager (the flagship brand), Tusker Malt Lager, Pilsner, White Cap, White Cap Light, Senator, Guinness, Allsopps and President Lager.

Tusker poured a very clear yellow/gold colour with plenty of rising bubbles visible. Pouring produced about 1.5" of pure white head that lasted for several minutes, leaving a considerable amount of lacing all down the far side of the glass. Its aroma is quite simple, bready light malts and not much of anything else. The beer's flavour begins with a fleeting light malt sweetness and finishes with a very, very subtle hop bitterness and no aftertaste. Despite the quantity of visible bubbles I found the carbonation to be quite light, and I would describe the mouthfeel as light and watery. I guess this makes sense...if I was living in an African climate I probably wouldn't be looking for a hefty porter or stout. The good news...my first African beer was drinkable. The not so good...I found Tusker to be too light in aroma, flavour and body for my particular taste. Though it wasn't a bad beer, I doubt that I'll be buying this one again. Tusker was selling for $3.35 per 500 ml bottle at the time or writing.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 23:09:55 | More by BuckyBeerBeaver
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tclipse

Virginia

3/5  rDev 0%

04-12-2014 20:47:46 | More by tclipse
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rderedin

Maine

3/5  rDev 0%

04-11-2014 20:49:08 | More by rderedin
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ChristopherWIU-UTPA

Texas

2.14/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

This beer pours light golden, with light head, and had average carbonation. It has little to no aroma, its has the tastes of fruits, hops, vegetables, and goes down fairly easy. It finishes dirty, leaves the mouth dry, and is no better than the average domestic pale lager.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 04:55:46 | More by ChristopherWIU-UTPA
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hopley

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

04-07-2014 17:54:16 | More by hopley
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev 0%

04-05-2014 04:27:17 | More by SkinniePost
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rorjets

Connecticut

3/5  rDev 0%

04-03-2014 22:38:08 | More by rorjets
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BTHU

Texas

3/5  rDev 0%

03-30-2014 01:30:44 | More by BTHU
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Act25

New Jersey

3.11/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought in WFM craft variety pack. Average beer, but my first from Africa.

A: Darker and flatter than high quality pilsner like Polestar. Head disappears. Not much carbonation, no lace.

S: Flat smell. A bit skunky, then grass, malt, grain. Not much
T: Follows the smell, a bit watery, not offensive, but not much better than unsweetened, flattish, ginger ale.
MF. Watery.

I wanted to like this. Will try again but too watery and non-descript. Stella is better.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 01:45:30 | More by Act25
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

03-19-2014 18:00:34 | More by tommyguz
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

03-16-2014 14:57:11 | More by Fettpopps
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.66/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Andover Liquors
Pour a crystal clear golden straw color with a decent sized tightly bubbled white head that dissipates quickly to a faint cap on top. Aromas of sweet grainy honey like pilsner malt and a faint floral hop. I'm a bit surprised that the aroma is so damn inviting. The flavor is lightly sweet and honey like with some faint earthy spicy hop to balance. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and slick sugary water mouthfeel. Very nice example of a pale lager, I could see some of these on a warm summer day.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 20:38:10 | More by johnnnniee
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

03-03-2014 02:57:41 | More by zeledonia
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ESchweers

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

03-02-2014 21:12:05 | More by ESchweers
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porterman66

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev 0%

02-28-2014 21:10:43 | More by porterman66
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

02-21-2014 16:09:31 | More by vermilcj
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John_Squires

New York

2.25/5  rDev -25%

02-19-2014 00:34:17 | More by John_Squires
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev 0%

02-18-2014 15:58:08 | More by Furley80
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klimoja

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

02-16-2014 21:20:35 | More by klimoja
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

02-14-2014 03:45:14 | More by Exeter
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threedaggers

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

02-06-2014 03:46:33 | More by threedaggers
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

01-27-2014 05:44:47 | More by ZEB89
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ryanmcd

New Jersey

3/5  rDev 0%

01-26-2014 01:43:12 | More by ryanmcd
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

3/5  rDev 0%

01-25-2014 16:05:46 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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Tusker Premium Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
70 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.