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

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BA SCORE
70
okay

531 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 531
Reviews: 337
rAvg: 3
pDev: 20.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-18-2002)
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Griffith

Connecticut

3/5  rDev 0%

01-22-2014 02:24:43 | More by Griffith
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Danflurry

Texas

3/5  rDev 0%

12-28-2012 15:41:56 | More by Danflurry
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had a Tusker whilst visitng the Tusker restaurant in the Animal Kingdom of Walt Disney. Tusker Lagar has a clear golden color with decent carbonation which provided a nice white foamy head. The smell and taste are powered by grain, but there is an interesting taste as it comes off the pallete...not sure if that is a malt that they are using or not.. The beer is easy on teh mouth and is best suited to be drank on hot summer days.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 15:49:51 | More by WoodBrew
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tclipse

Virginia

3/5  rDev 0%

04-12-2014 20:47:46 | More by tclipse
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cliff1066

Virginia

3/5  rDev 0%

01-04-2013 17:28:18 | More by cliff1066
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev 0%

11-24-2011 23:33:52 | More by jsnoek
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dhannes

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Purchased at Hy-Vee around 11/2010 as a single, and poured into a Sam Adams Lager glass.

A=Nice foam of 1/2" lasting for at least a minute, but color of beer was a rather light yellow, in between Bud and Bud Light.

S=Fresh bread and hops...expectations increased.

T=Lightly carbonated...very watery, followed by a weird aftertaste...almost a faint charcoal flavoring similar to the old Stroh's, only not as appealing...improved enough that I could finish it.

M=Lighter than average but still quite acceptable.

D=The off-taste that I experienced made this very difficult to stick with.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2011 02:12:46 | More by dhannes
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beersdmf17

Illinois

3/5  rDev 0%

04-22-2014 17:40:05 | More by beersdmf17
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CUbeerfan

Georgia

3/5  rDev 0%

06-24-2014 01:58:04 | More by CUbeerfan
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev 0%

12-03-2013 04:17:15 | More by jaydoc
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Cheld

Maine

3/5  rDev 0%

10-20-2013 04:33:16 | More by Cheld
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wedge

North Carolina

3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brilliantly clear straw color under a tall foamy white head that leaves some patchy lace dripping down the sides. Doughy sweet pale malt aroma with clean fruity honey notes...almost pilsener-like in character. Clean, sweet grainy flavor follows the nose. There is a "papery" taste that cheapens the experience considerably. The body is light but not watery...smooth with a dry finish. Extremely easy to consume and probably quite refreshing on a hot African day. Not bad for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2007 04:23:56 | More by wedge
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a very light pale golden yellow. A large, billowing four inch head of fizzy white foam formed initially on the top and stayed or all of a few minutes. It rested down to just a thin layer covering the top of an otherwise uninspiring looking liquid. Lots of carbonation could be seen streaming up from the top of the glass. No side glass lace was present what so ever, overall this looked to me to be nothing more then the average macro lager.



S - Aroma was light to say the least. Not much here really to pick up on, in fact it was hardly there at all. What I found was a light blend of grain and almost corn or maybe rice that was just strong enough to be picked up. A touch of some grass maybe as well, and a bit of a bready thing, but nothing really too special. Kind of musty in the overall aroma.



T - Ehh, I knew where this one was going already. Shall I say best served very cold? This was just another imported macro and I should have saw that one coming. What flavor was there was light grain and corm, mixed in with a touch of fresh grass, just enough to try and give it some semblance of a flavor. For some reason I kept picking up rice notes in here, not really sure as to why. But the flavor either way way very light and rather bland. Towards the end I started to pick up the slightest amount of some bready malt and possibly the smallest hint of some cereal grain, but again nothing standing out to me.



M - Very very light. To its credit this was very light and refreshing, something that is rather common with the style, and I was outside and it was hot, so this one served its purpose very well at the time. Now other then that I really do not have much else to say. Very light with very little body of presence to it. Just a forgettable lager.



D - Superb when it is hot outside and this is cold. Now reverse those to and it might cause you some trouble. This was actually not that bad at all drinking wise when it was first poured; the only problem was when it started to warm up and just fell flat. Cannot let these things get warm and I know better then that, learned my lesson on this one.



Overall I tried it because it was unique compared to what else was there, however it was really not that special at all. I am glad I chose it over the BMC making up the majority of the rest of the choices however it was of the same vain. I suppose you could do much worse in a selection; however this was really not that great. I would have it again if it was ice cold and I was thirsty and did not have to pay for it, but either then that I will find one from somewhere else.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2007 23:18:51 | More by mikesgroove
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ryanmcd

New Jersey

3/5  rDev 0%

01-26-2014 01:43:12 | More by ryanmcd
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Brent

Kentucky

3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Moderate skunkyness in the nose, despite being packaged in a (light) brown bottle. I noted that Pegasus rated this beer not too long ago, and the packaging was much different. His was a green long-neck, and mine was a brown bomber. Poured up with the whitest head I think I've seen yet.

Some of the skunk carried in the taste, which overall was quite light, bordering on thin. Some mild grassy notes, and what I perceived as a distinct grape flavor, which I sometimes get with some Canadian brewed lagers. Although not too impressive, it was pleasant drinking.

I did note with some curiosity that the bottle had a "best before" notch date which was 9 months later than my purchase. I doubt this beer made it from Kenya to Kentucky in a big hurry, which makes me wonder if the brewer promotes a one-year shelf-life. I've always assumed a six-month shelf life was pretty standard for non-bottle conditioned beer, and I can't imagine a one-year shelf life for a light lager like this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2002 09:07:28 | More by Brent
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Gusler

Arizona

3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer exits the 12-ounce bottle a light gold color with a creamy white head that crowns the body, as it erodes; the lace forms a thin sheet upon the glass. Nose has a sweet malt aroma, almost maple syrup; crisp and clean, start has a fair malt presence, thin at the top, which was expected. Finish has a pedestrian acidity, the hops mild but present, dry aftertaste, a fair to middling beer, a product of its environment, certainly better than many beers from such countries.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2007 21:01:21 | More by Gusler
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stumac

Texas

3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This kenyan brew poured up a pale yellow color with a nice frothy white head. Good retentive lacing on my glassy poo. The aroma was pretty plain jane, sweet corn malts. The taste was also sweet corn malts, a lil bitter hop finish lingering on my black tongue. Pretty full bodied brew with moderate carbo. If I lived in an African desert, this beer would be bomb. But thank God I live in America where I can fart away my whole day and drink waaay better beers. Not shabby tho....

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2010 18:22:29 | More by stumac
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3/5  rDev 0%

10-11-2012 00:46:31 | More by M_C_Hampton
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml brown bottle, best before date clipped into label (same bottle as picture). Pours a bright yellow color with a fluffy 1 inch white head. The foam quickly shrank to a thin ring aroound the edge of the glass. Didn't leave any lacing. Smell was very mild and weak. The taste has some slight grains, some sweetness and a touch of hopat the end. Full carbonation leaves a tingling bite on the tongue, with enough dryness to erase any aftertaste. Clean finish. At only 4.2% it could be a better than average light beer. I thought a bit overpriced, but I guess it is an import.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2005 01:56:30 | More by BigBry
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Beerbuddha

Louisiana

3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- Clear golden color. Had a decent head about inch thick.

Smell- Hops with some malts and maybe hint of fruits.

Taste- Very crisp and dry.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with medium carbonation.

Drinkability- It was okay. I don't know why but I expected a little bit more from it.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2007 19:12:50 | More by Beerbuddha
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porterman66

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev 0%

02-28-2014 21:10:43 | More by porterman66
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ChuckNorris


3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really liked the fact that they still re-use the bottles. Not crush, melt and make a new bottle like in the US. I didn't find this a very flavorful beer but what flavor it did have was nice. It is a decent beer for those hot summer nights. I wouldn't bother trying to save a lot of luggage space to bring some back, maybe a bottle or two.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 02:45:02 | More by ChuckNorris
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CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale golden appearance with lots of bubbly head that quickly disappears. Smell is grassy and malty, but nothing significant.

Has a sweet malty taste with a hint of corn and grain. Slightly bitter and creamy, but overall, the taste is light. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. After taste is almost non-existent, but a bit dry.

When compared to other beers, it's a mediocre adjunct lager, but not bad for a lighter beer and refreshing. Worth it just to try a beer from Kenya.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 04:35:26 | More by CrazyMike
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Rahmel


3/5  rDev 0%

09-28-2012 18:16:15 | More by Rahmel
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chasesitten

Georgia

3/5  rDev 0%

02-21-2012 03:54:17 | More by chasesitten
Tusker Premium Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
70 out of 100 based on 531 ratings.