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

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567 Ratings

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Ratings: 567
Reviews: 341
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  rDev -0.3%

Oakenator, Oct 12, 2013
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ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

TastyIsBeer, Sep 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a very pale yellow with two fingers of frother white head. Many tiny bubbles rise to the top quickly. They head stays for a good period of time, and has good lacing.

Strong smelling. Sweet upfront, with a sort of biscuity malt backround. Hops are present as well. More complex than I expected.

Malty taste upfront, but unfortunately quickly followed by a metallic flavour. Sort of an apple juice aftertaste.

Watery and fizzy mouthfeel.

Everything was going good until the taste. If you're looking for a top quality macro, this isn't it. Do yourself a favour, and get a Red Stripe.

jayc333, Jun 04, 2006
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

cadaugherty, May 09, 2013
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DrunkinYogi, Aug 02, 2014
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JF1917, Aug 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

CreekyJarls, Nov 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

DenisKolkin, Jul 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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

Archemedies, Oct 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought a single 355mL bottle from Everett's in South Beloit, IL for $1.99 in Summer 2011.

Pours a very light yellow color that is clear with a slight head. Very similar looking to Miller Lite. Scent has some slight grassy tones mixed with wheat. Taste is what you can expect from an adjunct lager. The taste reminds me a lot of Red Stripe and Red Dog. It does however have a little thicker texture and a quite crisp finish. I enjoyed trying a beer from a different country but this was a rather ordinary tasting beer.

Lemke10, Nov 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this beer last night and didn't write down any of the finer points of the beer for a sophisticated review, and that was because there really wasn't much to record and there were no real qualities that jumped out. This is an adjunct lager, with a slightly drying salty finish, there was plenty of cooked veggie, musty lager aromas and tastes. This was entirely mediocre beer that I didn't finish

albern, Jun 14, 2009
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Jho3325, Dec 07, 2013
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andrenaline, Sep 07, 2013
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Schmoog, Jan 18, 2014
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olafphysics, Dec 02, 2012
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slipperysoup, Sep 23, 2014
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rorjets, Apr 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Driven solely by curiosity, Bucky nervously picked up a bottle of Tusker Finest Quality Lager ("Tusker") brewed by the East African Breweries Group of Kenya. Tusker came in a brown, 500 ml bottle with a best before date of October 6, 2013 printed on the reverse label, and was 4.2% alcohol by volume. According to the brewer's web site, Tusker has been brewed in East Africa since 1922 and is named after the elephant that killed George Hurst, one of the brewery's founders. The brewery is located in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi, and key brands include Tusker Lager (the flagship brand), Tusker Malt Lager, Pilsner, White Cap, White Cap Light, Senator, Guinness, Allsopps and President Lager.

Tusker poured a very clear yellow/gold colour with plenty of rising bubbles visible. Pouring produced about 1.5" of pure white head that lasted for several minutes, leaving a considerable amount of lacing all down the far side of the glass. Its aroma is quite simple, bready light malts and not much of anything else. The beer's flavour begins with a fleeting light malt sweetness and finishes with a very, very subtle hop bitterness and no aftertaste. Despite the quantity of visible bubbles I found the carbonation to be quite light, and I would describe the mouthfeel as light and watery. I guess this makes sense...if I was living in an African climate I probably wouldn't be looking for a hefty porter or stout. The good news...my first African beer was drinkable. The not so good...I found Tusker to be too light in aroma, flavour and body for my particular taste. Though it wasn't a bad beer, I doubt that I'll be buying this one again. Tusker was selling for $3.35 per 500 ml bottle at the time or writing.

BuckyBeerBeaver, Apr 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Gregwa, Jan 05, 2012
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jmathis, Jul 24, 2012
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Petey_the_Quiet, Jan 25, 2014
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lpayette, Feb 04, 2012
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BTHU, Mar 30, 2014
Tusker Premium Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
70 out of 100 based on 567 ratings.