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

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580 Ratings

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Ratings: 580
Reviews: 343
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 20.53%
Wants: 9
Gots: 24 | 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 Bouleboubier
3.58/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(purchased at Binny's Beverage, Marcey St., CHI - no freshness date - poured into a half pint)

A: pale, faded, corn gold color... relatively clear... good bit of white foam forms on the pour, holding longer than expected, leaving a cap riddled with big bubbles

S: sweetish malt with shades of pancake... not all that different from your average mass-produced lager

T: basic pale lager taste with some interesting nuances... no clear cut indication anywhere whether this is all-malt or not, but it sort of tastes like it could be... corn muffin, shortbread flavors, light toasted notes... no hops, minimal balancing bitterness

M: feels like an all-malt lager, a bit fuller than a rice or corn beer... clean, soft, mellow... no bite

O: pretty decent... wouldn't mind drinking a few of these if it was the only thing around

Bouleboubier, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +49%

ordybill, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of wethorseblanket
3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours from a 12 oz bottle a clear pale yellow with a one-inch thick ivory white which fades to the rim and a thin cap leaving clumpy lace.

N: Barley, malts, grainy, yeast, biscuits, faint lemony citrus.

T: Crisp, slightly skunked corn, malty, earthy and rather bland.

M: Light body and semi-medium carbonation. Semi-dry and clean finish.

O: Just another adjunct lager (JAAL), this time from Africa.

wethorseblanket, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
1.5/5  rDev -50.3%

XmnwildX12, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of ToddMopps
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

ToddMopps, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of StangT5
1/5  rDev -66.9%

StangT5, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of leaddog
3.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Pours a straw gold with a finger of bubbly head that quickly recedes.

Smell - sweet malts, corn adjuncts, grains, apple.

Taste - Pretty much similar to the aromas. A very standard American adjunct.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes dry and and sweet malts linger.

Overall - A simple easy drinking American adjunct. Nothing really stands out here from other American adjuncts. This brew would be good after doing some yardwork.

leaddog, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of blasass
2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

blasass, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of lakersfan16
2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

lakersfan16, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of KAF
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

KAF, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of moshea
3/5  rDev -0.7%

moshea, Jun 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Cynic-ale, Jun 29, 2014
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2/5  rDev -33.8%

bostonryan, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +32.5%

wrightst, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of DeanFan
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

DeanFan, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of JMS1512
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

JMS1512, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of CUbeerfan
3/5  rDev -0.7%

CUbeerfan, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of CrusinforaBrewsin
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

CrusinforaBrewsin, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of graybayou
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

graybayou, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of atrocity
2/5  rDev -33.8%

atrocity, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of aasher
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

aasher, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.61/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Henrietta, NY. First beer drank from Africa!

Pours an effervescent, fizzy, golden yellow, classic adjunct lager look. A big 2.5 inch fizzy head forms.

Doesn't smell like a whole lot, smells like sweet grain, with a bit of corniness, and the slightest bit of grassiness.

Nice little bite up front, a kiss of hops, but the bite mostly comes from the carbonation. Finishes a bit sweet and corny. For an adjunct lager, this isn't half bad, honestly. I'd get it again.

Light bodied, slightly thicker body than typical for the style. High carbonation, very refreshing and drinkable.

I'm surprised at how tasty this was.

GreesyFizeek, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of CAcker
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

CAcker, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3.31/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Straw gold filtered with a moderate to low number of large bubbled carbonation, a finger of white head.

S: Canned peas, offal, malt, yeast, like a good old lager beer from the west but done in Africa, with a cool elephant on the label to boot.

T: Malt, yeast, offal, canned peas, but balanced, smooth, well done for this style.

M: Light body, medium carbonation. Dry finish.

O: Great for an African beer. Again, cool bottle and label, and unique coming from Africa. This was my first beer ever at the University of Guelph years ago. Nice to have found it again today in Port Perry, ON.

patre_tim, Jun 04, 2014
Tusker Premium Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
71 out of 100 based on 580 ratings.