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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
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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
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3.16/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Grabbed this one for nostalgic reasons, and half considered drinking it East African style - that is to say warm. Glad I resisted as it was better ice cold.

This beer is what it is: a mass produced lager, and at that Fairly unremarkable. Given the shipping distance, at least my bottle, was a bit off smell wise. But really, overall it was crisp, Light and with out any real discernible hop.

Drinkable. Yes. Collectible? Maybe for he bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bottle from Beltway Liquors, in Baltimore, poured into a Weizen glass

A: Beautiful lager appearance. Nice and yellow/amber, with an impressive two-and-a-half head and champagne bubbles. Looks nice.

S: A bit farmhouse-y, but not hoppy like a farmhouse IPA. Barley clearly present.

T: Average+ lager. Better than, say, Miller, and better than most developing countries' lagers I've had, i.e. Latin American ones.

M: Pleasant bubbles and mild taste = refreshing, if simple

O: Comparing to other foreign lagers, excellent. NOT WORTH the 3.49 a bottle, but still very good!

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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.13/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

At DIsneys ANimal Kingdom sanaa

Clear pale malt color fluffy white head

Smells of rice and pale wheats

Carbonated and finishes smooth, macro and plain in all aspects. Cool to try but nothing special. Rice and pale wheat malts. Some mellow spiced hops.

Average lager that has better than average flavor. And they do it better then the macros here.

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3.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 09-13-2012
Freshness: Best by 12-08-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Mug
Purchased: Single from World Market

My motivation for picking up this beer was to try a beer from Africa for the first time...

Color is golden and clear, topped by a thin white head that fades away quickly. Some lace stays on the glass. Aromas are of bready, light pilsner malts as well as hay and grassy smells.

The taste is clean but not very flavorful. I get low bitterness, light maltiness and a little sweetness. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and crisp, with a thin body. Finishes slightly bitter with some vegetable aftertastes.

Overall nothing too special about the taste of this beer, but it wasn't bad. The website says all of the ingredients are sourced in Africa which is pretty cool. I'd say it is a good example of the style.

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