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

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BA SCORE
70
okay

520 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 520
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 19.93%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | 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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harpus

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

09-26-2013 15:34:01 | More by harpus
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kyle86

Michigan

3/5  rDev -0.3%

09-22-2013 12:57:12 | More by kyle86
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3/5  rDev -0.3%

09-21-2013 19:16:22 | More by TastyIsBeer
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DefinitelyNotMichigan

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-17-2013 20:56:51 | More by DefinitelyNotMichigan
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

09-10-2013 12:34:10 | More by ChipMurray
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jawnzer

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +8%

09-09-2013 18:44:25 | More by jawnzer
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Duncanster

New York

3/5  rDev -0.3%

09-09-2013 02:05:33 | More by Duncanster
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -0.3%

09-07-2013 02:52:52 | More by andrenaline
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herrburgess

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -0.3%

09-03-2013 23:35:45 | More by herrburgess
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Dmart1223

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-02-2013 03:12:00 | More by Dmart1223
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GraduatedCashew

California

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

08-29-2013 18:23:47 | More by GraduatedCashew
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beergoot

Colorado

3.09/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear, golden yellow body with a large bubble, foamy white head; sticky clumps of foam on the glass. Cereal and honey nose. Light grain flavors with an underlying mild sweetness; decent hop bitterness at the finish. Light bodied; crisp, clean finish.

Aroma isn't very strong but appealing. Too bad the flavor is rather diffused and weak. Okay overall. Makes for a decent thirst quencher but won't do much for you if you're seeking memorable taste.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 22:22:32 | More by beergoot
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JF1917

Georgia

3/5  rDev -0.3%

08-16-2013 12:48:56 | More by JF1917
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OgreSanchez

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-12-2013 01:27:48 | More by OgreSanchez
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charlesjwinkler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -0.3%

08-11-2013 14:07:37 | More by charlesjwinkler
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

08-08-2013 22:57:04 | More by mpalestino
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remitrom

Illinois

1/5  rDev -66.8%

08-07-2013 03:02:35 | More by remitrom
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-05-2013 00:45:15 | More by IPAchris
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

08-04-2013 00:20:07 | More by ygtbsm94
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prdrums77

Ohio

3/5  rDev -0.3%

08-02-2013 22:19:51 | More by prdrums77
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +8%

07-31-2013 14:57:19 | More by dgherm
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betterbitter

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

07-29-2013 17:51:33 | More by betterbitter
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artoolemomo

Oregon

2.7/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head which really has no retention at all. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a clear pale straw that appears as a mix of pale straw and weak lemon when held up to the light. A speck or two of lacing.

Nose- Fairly boring, typical AAL aroma. I get sour grain from the glass while the bottle shows some cornflakes, grain, and a hint of sweet malt. Swirling does little to coax anymore scents- most likely because there aren't any.

Taste- Pretty much as boring as the nose and reflective of it as well. Sour grain, cornflakes, cereal, and a hint of sweet malt (maybe even a little bit of white grape). A very slightly bitter finish that has some earthiness, perhaps even a tinge of woodiness. Not as watery as a lot of AALs but pretty much as boring. The most positive aspect of this beer is there aren't really any off flavors.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with light carbonation. A little bit of a dry finish. It maybe could use a little more carbonation.

Drinkability- Very sessionable but the real question is why would you want to? And at 2.50 a bottle, just go and grab a PBR already.

Overall- Very mediocre to almost poor. We've all had this beer before and it's pretty much the reason why many of us are so obsessive about craft beer- we want a beer that tastes like something. This doesn't. You can pass on it.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 00:03:15 | More by artoolemomo
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Clear golden, very little head even with a roughish pour, and no retention. Almost fascinatingly little foam (read: none) after a very short while. Lazy bubbles.

S: Mild barley. Nothing else.

T: Barley, malt, other cheap grains. Has a lingering aftertaste, not sure if that is a good thing or not.

M: Light body and carbonation should equal refreshing, but that aftertaste cancels it out.

O: An expensive PBR. I have a fond memory of this beer from college, but upon a real reflection of it I realize that it just isn't that great of a brew. I think I'll pass on it next time I see one and leave that memory (mostly) untarnished.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 06:57:57 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +8%

07-25-2013 06:28:58 | More by foxyaardvark27
Tusker Premium Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
70 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.