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

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560 Ratings

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Ratings: 560
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 20.27%
Wants: 8
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries) visit their website

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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Photo of Ashlyn
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Ashlyn, Jun 24, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -41.9%

beerbtl, Jun 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Boone757, Jun 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

williahd, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of soju6
2.34/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a pale yellow color with a small head with bits of lacing.

S: Aroma is quite mild with just a bit of corn sweetness and not much else.

T: Taste is quite bland with a bit of malt sweetness. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Light body, just a bit of crispness and no flavor at all.

O: A non-offensive beer that is bland and has no character.

soju6, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of SonOfKyuss
3/5  rDev -0.3%

SonOfKyuss, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of JackRB
3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

JackRB, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of beernads
2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

beernads, May 31, 2013
Photo of Olek4374
2.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I had a sample of this beer at the Edmonton international beerfest having never had an African beer before. Basically, this beer is meant to hydrate - it`s got pretty weak flavour, but what it does have is resembles a good beer - not some garbage adjunct lager. It goes down extremely easy, which I suppose makes it easy to become intoxicated off of, but this beer is pretty expensive for one bottle, so that probably isn`t the most practical use.

The colour is very pale yellow like a light lager would be, but it tastes better than one. It`s not super flavourful, but not unflavourful too - it`s really weird.

I likely wont buy a bottle of this again, but it was basically what I expected would come out of a hot place like Kenya - a refreshing and not intensely flavoured lager, but pleasantly not full of adjuncts. Nice work at making a good adjunct lager - where the adjuncts are not the first thing you notice.

Olek4374, May 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

magpieken, May 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

MAUEX_MFA, May 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Slatetank, May 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

johntfox, May 21, 2013
Photo of Cramshawbar
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Cramshawbar, May 19, 2013
Photo of bmwats
2.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner.

A: Transparent, hay colored hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Rising effervescence. Thick beer ring lacing.

S: Pungent malt. A little peanut, and rubber.

T: Pale malt with a slight synthetic sweetness, and soapiness.

M: Crisp and fairly light. Sticky and washed out.

D: Session lager.

Atmosphere is decent. Light hue, nice head, and thick lacing. Nose is pungent and nutty. Pale and washed out malt with a synthetic sweet/soapy palate. Overall, this is a pretty average quaff.

bmwats, May 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

KStark, May 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

RedneckBeerz, May 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Evil_Pidde, May 14, 2013
Photo of hardy008
1.96/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Clear light gold with a one finger white head with decent retention and lacing. The aroma has cooked corn and is somewhat sour and unpleasant.

The taste has a combination of sweetness from the malt and a bit of the sourness I picked up in the aroma. Doesn't seem to come together very well.

Light bodied with average carbonation. Nothing special here, just a typical Adjunct Lager. I am glad I had a chance to try this. Too bad the beer wasn't better.

hardy008, May 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

cadaugherty, May 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

dsauter, Apr 28, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -58.5%

Pecafaced, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Tone
2.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear, straw color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of pale malt, rice, hint of hops, and a hint of sorghum. Fits the style of an American Adjunct Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight dryness. Tastes of rice, pale malt, hint of hops, and a hint of sorghum. Overall, decent appearance, but otherwise average at best in all other categories.

Tone, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +49.5%

Lobstertainment, Apr 21, 2013
Tusker Premium Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
70 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.