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

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BA SCORE
70
okay

609 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 609
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 19.87%
Wants: 13
Gots: 39 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-18-2002

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Ratings: 609 | Reviews: 352
Photo of DaveMiller
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DaveBar
2.42/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Purchased at the LCBO for just over the $3.00 mark for a 500ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1" white head that is gone in seconds. Lighter gold color and filtered clear

S- Some malt and the tiniest of hops. Touch metallic

T- It's like rice beer. Very similar to a bad Mexican beer.

M- Similar to a Bud.

O- Not a very good beer. Will not buy again unless there is nothing else to drink.

Food Pairing

This beer will go with...... Anything you would pair with a low quality Mexican beer

Enjoy

Photo of BeerDocT
3.2/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance 3.0: Pours out the familiar light yellow, almost clear color of a lager. Weak head and -surprisingly-- OK lacing.

Smell 3.0: Has an interesting bouquet. Malt and a sharp almost acidic smell. Somewhat grapey. Certainly not off-putting.

Taste 3.25: Front is void of any real taste, just cool liquid. Middle is where a wave of light, treacly malt sweetness comes in along with a slight sourness. Also getting some lagery cooked veggies and corn at this level as well. Finish is smooth and somewhat dry with a pleasant lagery finish. Aftertaste is where a slight taste of corn comes back in, but only briefly and is not unpleasant.

Mouthfeel 3.5: Very light and refreshing in the mouth, with an almost perfect level of conditioning for this style.

Overall 3.25: Good beer. I am sure this would be like finding an oasis in the desert if you could drink one (or more) of these on a hot day in equatorial Africa, where it is brewed. This is a good lager and not everyone is fond of, or really appreciates a lager these days...with good reason. Regardless, this is a refreshing beer and worth a try if you are at a restaurant or at a beer store.

Photo of Fastwalker19
3.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bbmaj
2.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NCMonte
3.26/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On the sweet side of Lagers, generally average beer but drinkable. Nothing to hate, nothing to stand out.

Photo of 302BeerGuy
3.45/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leroybrown10
2.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Asics
3.3/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bogdawg
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
2.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Haybeerman
3.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.53/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Very good creamy smooth pale lager.

Photo of TX-Badger
3.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains on the nose; follows onto the palate. Some sweetness on the palate as well. Finishes with a typical lager finish, lightly sweet.

Photo of Beer__ME
2.84/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TheHammer
3.65/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured with a finger's worth of head that produced marginal lacing and did not retain. The body is a slightly cloudy brass that boasts abundant slow rising carbonation.

Smell: Has a dominant citrus note, but I can't pin down what exactly. Not bitter enough for Grapefruit, not sweet enough for oranges and note sour enough for lemon or lime. Oddly my mind thinks Passionfruit even though it's not citrus. Weird. Either way, the backround has some mixed barley, straw and sweet corn malt, but it's solid.

Taste: Starts with an almost excessively sweet biscuit and corn malt with a sweet wine note to it, that turns to an unremarkable plain barley note that ends has a a citrus snap that reigns in the hop bitterness without killing it.

Mouthfeel: The transitioning is a little rough. The aftertaste is the very basic starting malt taste with a bit of a dry aspect, that doesn't get out of control and the carbonation does well at the start and end of the beer. Enough for good, but not great.

Drinkability: Light bodied, mild to the system, easy to drink, doesn't leave me belching and adequately refreshing so not a lot to complain about here another then a slight dry aspect and being just a little bit too sweet.

Final Thoughts: I honestly did not expect this beer to be as good as it was. This one was not another "tried one Lager tried them all" as there were enough unique aspects to this one that made me appreciate the nuance. Is it worth the cost of importing? Yeah, I'd say just barely,. I'm gonna give it a thumb up, give it a shot.

Photo of GangOf1
3.41/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dertyd
3.36/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of arini10
3.34/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sweet edge that does not become pervasive. Citric fruitiness as an underlying flavor that adds a nice character that differentiates Tusker from other lagers. Nothing standout, but enjoyable.

Photo of Jtcolella
2.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Like the overall taste and the look

Photo of david18
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of cavemanlawyer1999
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of bresnab
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of ABrewtifulMind
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of microbrewlover
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

This brew pours with a large three finger fluffy white head which takes some time to dissipate. There is light lacing left on the glass; strong carbonation. The beer is a yellow /orange and when held up to the light a lot of sediment (yeast)? can be seen.

The smell is crisp, clean and tangy, maybe some orange and/or lemon zest in there.

The taste follows the nose with a clean, crisp lager taste followed by some lemon peel and orange. The finish is a little dry.

Overall there is nothing amazing going on with this lager, it is not the worst adjunct lager I have tasted but it is not the best either. I would drink it again but I will not go looking for it.

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Tusker Premium Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
70 out of 100 based on 609 ratings.