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

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591 Ratings
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Ratings: 591
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 20.2%
Wants: 11
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
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East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries) visit their website
Kenya

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-18-2002)
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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.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The TUSKER I tried was the one brewed in TANZANIA! Beer drinkers say that it is better than the Kenyan original. It is a light beer with only 4.2% alc. good for a hot day in DAR. Taste and aroma are neutral. Good for thirst quenching but not for pleasure.

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Tusker Premium Lager pours a golden yellow with a thin white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is sweet and grainy. I can taste a fair amount of malt and lots of grain, there's not much more to it. Very light bodied. This is a decent enough lager, worth a try.

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500ml bottle served in a pilsen glass.

A: Pours an absolutely clear pale yellow color forming a medium fluffy and bubbled white head. Medium retention and lots of lacings left in the glass

S: Strong sweet malts in the nose. Very bready and biscuity. Notes of adjunct malts, mainly rice. Light notes of flowery hops

T: Follows the nose. Strong notes of sweet malts. Quite biscuity and crispy. Again, some notes of adjunct malts. Light hops bitterness in the end

M: Very light body and medium carbonation. Crispy malty aftertaste

O: Drinkable and not that bad for an Adjunct Lager

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Tusker Premium Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
70 out of 100 based on 591 ratings.