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

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571 Ratings

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Ratings: 571
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 20.27%
Wants: 8
Gots: 23 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint.

A: Pours a clear, straw yellow with one finger of off-white head. Decent retention and lace.

S: Sweet malt, some faint corn, a little earthiness.

T: A bit sweet up front, finishes dry with a touch of hops and also the alcohol sometimes peeking through. No off flavors, not bad for the style. After a while, some dry biscuit flavor joins the lineup.

M: Light, smooth, soda-like carbonation.

O: Not a bad beer, again, judging according to the style. Light and refreshing, no off-flavors. Would drink it again if offered, might not seek it out, though. Worth a try.

AmericanGothic, Jul 05, 2011
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MarkyMOD, Nov 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle.

A: clear golden color with a finger of white head. Some lacing which is kind of surprising.

S: Smells like corn with a little malt thrown in.

T: Not really much to it but it is very refreshing. Little bit of sweetness from the malt. Like a bad macro with a slightly more favorable and different approach.

M: Light body with tons of carbonation.

D: This is why I love this beer. Super drinkable and halfway decent taste.

aerozeppl, Apr 27, 2008
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Exceedingly pale yellow, commonly known as straw-colored, with fine suspended bits like dust motes in a ray of pallid sunshine. The cotton white head is rumpled and bumpled on top with lace that looks shot through with buckshot.

The nose at first seemed indistinguishable from any other adjunct lager, but upon closer olfactory inspection, has an additional quality that I like. Sort of a sweet grain aroma that is much nicer than it sounds. It's one of the best 'macro' lager noses that I've run across.

That same quality is present on the palate and, likewise, meets my approval. It's probably corn, but it doesn't taste like corn. The flavor profile consists of sweet grass and grain with a nicely rounded flavor that contains no hint of skunkiness or sourness that is so prevalent in beer of this style.

The mouthfeel is thin initially, descending into frank wateriness on the finish, and the amount of carbonation is just right for easy drinking. Given the agreeable flavor, clean finish and light body, drinkability is fairly high.

I still wouldn't pick Tusker Premium Lager unless nothing else good was available, but for a macro lager it's tough to beat. A pleasant surprise from Kenya.

BuckeyeNation, Oct 29, 2004
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Tusker Premium Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
68 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.