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

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BA SCORE
70
okay

549 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 549
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 3
pDev: 20.33%
Wants: 8
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3/5  rDev 0%

08-02-2014 15:45:06 | More by DrunkinYogi
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JF1917

Georgia

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08-16-2013 12:48:56 | More by JF1917
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CreekyJarls

New Jersey

3/5  rDev 0%

11-19-2013 19:08:15 | More by CreekyJarls
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev 0%

07-12-2013 21:18:40 | More by DenisKolkin
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Boone757

Maryland

3/5  rDev 0%

06-22-2013 03:01:51 | More by Boone757
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev 0%

10-09-2013 15:49:08 | More by Archemedies
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev 0%

I bought a single 355mL bottle from Everett's in South Beloit, IL for $1.99 in Summer 2011.

Pours a very light yellow color that is clear with a slight head. Very similar looking to Miller Lite. Scent has some slight grassy tones mixed with wheat. Taste is what you can expect from an adjunct lager. The taste reminds me a lot of Red Stripe and Red Dog. It does however have a little thicker texture and a quite crisp finish. I enjoyed trying a beer from a different country but this was a rather ordinary tasting beer.

11-29-2011 22:38:54 | More by Lemke10
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albern

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev 0%

I had this beer last night and didn't write down any of the finer points of the beer for a sophisticated review, and that was because there really wasn't much to record and there were no real qualities that jumped out. This is an adjunct lager, with a slightly drying salty finish, there was plenty of cooked veggie, musty lager aromas and tastes. This was entirely mediocre beer that I didn't finish

06-14-2009 22:06:24 | More by albern
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Jho3325

Indiana

3/5  rDev 0%

12-07-2013 04:22:56 | More by Jho3325
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev 0%

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Schmoog

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olafphysics

Illinois

3/5  rDev 0%

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rorjets

Connecticut

3/5  rDev 0%

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BuckyBeerBeaver

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev 0%

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.

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev 0%

01-05-2012 15:29:48 | More by Gregwa
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jmathis

Florida

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Florida

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lpayette

Vermont

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Texas

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North Carolina

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Latarnik

New Jersey

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prdrums77

Ohio

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SERENGETI

Tanzania

3/5  rDev 0%

The TUSKER I tried was the one brewed in TANZANIA! Beer drinkers say that it is better than the Kenyan original. It is a light beer with only 4.2% alc. good for a hot day in DAR. Taste and aroma are neutral. Good for thirst quenching but not for pleasure.

10-01-2005 08:36:42 | More by SERENGETI
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CrossProduct

Colorado

3/5  rDev 0%

11-19-2013 02:39:32 | More by CrossProduct
Tusker Premium Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
70 out of 100 based on 549 ratings.