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

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551 Ratings

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Ratings: 551
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 3
pDev: 20.33%
Wants: 8
Gots: 17 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

07-29-2013 17:51:33 | More by betterbitter
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1.5/5  rDev -50%

12-30-2011 19:52:57 | More by Mario61Aler
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev 0%

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.

06-04-2006 19:18:16 | More by jayc333
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New York

3/5  rDev 0%

09-09-2013 02:05:33 | More by Duncanster
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3/5  rDev 0%

02-21-2012 03:54:17 | More by chasesitten
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3.43/5  rDev +14.3%

Bought 2 500ml bottles the other day and drank them on two distinct evenings. I was actually able to detect the subtle flavors better in the second bottle. The beer pours very very pale yellow (almost clear towards the bottom of the glass). Decent head, moderate density. Though it has the same color as many macros, none of the metallic macro smell. In fact, there is little smell at all outside mild honey. Subtle herb flavor, plus a decent undertone of honey. Definitely a refreshing beer - perfect for the deserts of Kenya (country of origin). Good mouthfeel and drinkability - a refreshing drink but you have to search to find its distinctive qualities.

08-26-2004 00:19:17 | More by beals
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +41.7%

04-28-2012 03:15:04 | More by disruptor32
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2.53/5  rDev -15.7%

In my effort to diversify sources, picked up a Kenyan brew.

Beer pours cloudy Serengeti grasslands yellow. Some fizzing, no head.

Clean smell, can't detect much of anything except grain.

Pretty carbonated, clean and crisp. It's thin, offering less than most Asian macros, maybe a little more than most American macros.

This brew doesn't offer that much (even ice-cold) but it doesn't include anything unexpected either. Glad I tried it...on to something else.

12-14-2005 03:24:08 | More by BamaScholar
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3.85/5  rDev +28.3%

A: A classic golden yellow. A medium pour produces 1/2 inch of coarse white head that quickly fades to near nothing. Average.

S: Actually pretty good. Some biscuitty maltiness with grassy notes and some metallic features. Butter husk too.

T: Hmmmm..I'm actually impressed. There is quite a bit here. Some refined malty grassy notes with just a hint of metallica. Hops kick in with a creamy finish coming in at the end. Above average in complexity and very well balanced.

M: A medium body that goes light due to some dryness. CO2 is a little too high in my opinion.

D: An excellent, drinkable, refreshing beer. Cheers.

08-08-2008 05:07:41 | More by Mryup
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

03-30-2012 21:23:03 | More by Kharkov
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2.68/5  rDev -10.7%

A - light goldish
S- malty, like malt liquor
T - tast like a malt liquor, not like King Cobra cheap malt liqor, more like a German style malt liqour (there is a differnce)
M- smooth crisp finish
D- not my style of beer, but i have had them and they are slightly appealing
Kinda cool to say you have drink a beer made in Kenya but its not $2.99 worth of beer, domestic brewery's make way better lagers for a lot cheaper, mainly paying for importing price

12-04-2010 08:17:55 | More by Cummins9110
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4/5  rDev +33.3%

12-06-2011 06:18:49 | More by zipyth3pinhead
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S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

09-17-2013 20:56:51 | More by DefinitelyNotMichigan
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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

06-29-2013 19:38:33 | More by jimbrinkruff
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3.43/5  rDev +14.3%

Poured from bottle into an ale glass (I know). Transparent golden yellow beer with a short lived finer of foam. Good clean taste is above average for an american style lager. Nice mouthfeel with slight residual carbonation. Above average drinkability.

07-17-2009 18:35:11 | More by ProfessorCJ
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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

01-02-2014 03:58:26 | More by nrweigand43
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2.63/5  rDev -12.3%

Poured this into a pilsner glass, as it was all I had in the house at the moment.

A: A golden, straw-like colour. Looks like a standard lager. Less carbonation than I expected, however.

S: Smells quite good, actually. A little sweet, with a touch of hops at the end of the nose. I was surprised actually, considering it was shipped from Africa.

T: I'm not going to lie, I was a little disappointed. Maybe it was the green in the bottle, but I may have had something a little skunky. It was flat- the carbonation in the glass didn't transfer onto my palate. I was also thrown off- I couldn't taste any of the malt, and the hops were overpowering a in a lager.

M: Not pleasant to drink, but not unpleasant. I'd have a couple of these, but it would only be if I were planning on having some food with it.

O: Overall, I wasn't entirely impressed- but not turned off. This is actually the first African beer I've ever had, so I'm looking forward to exploring other flavours and styles.

05-01-2011 02:31:04 | More by tgorgz
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4.25/5  rDev +41.7%

09-04-2012 03:51:34 | More by Dcor
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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

03-02-2014 21:12:05 | More by ESchweers
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3.9/5  rDev +30%

A bottle purchased with dinner at the Phoenix Emporium in Ellicott City, Maryland. There was a Beer Menu on each table. I ordered this beer solely because I'd never had an African beer before and did not know it was a lager.

Appearance was exceptional: clear, pale straw color; and a moderate head that it retained much longer than expected.

Aroma was good: mild floral hops, and a malt character more pronounced than I've ever experienced in an American Premium Lager.

Taste was good: crisp, dry, a very low sweetness, and balanced.

Mouthfeel was good: a light-medium body and well-carbonated.

Drinkability was very good. I don't care for lagers, in general, but ordered a second because it was so smooth.

07-09-2007 02:17:21 | More by RDAdams
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Alberta (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -41.7%

03-26-2012 00:26:50 | More by Hewsinator
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3.53/5  rDev +17.7%

This lager pours a nice clear birght yellow with a massive head that lefts it's mark as it was consumed. Fruity/Floral sweet smell with a little vienna malt aroma (probably not vienna but that is what it smells like). Heavier on the tongue that most lagers with a nice malt character to it. The hops are very well balanced with plenty of malt to back it up. A clean and tangy taste with a kind of dry aftertaste. A good example of the lager style.

01-20-2007 18:52:32 | More by Musky
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Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

09-09-2013 18:44:25 | More by jawnzer
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North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +34.3%

After reading the reviews I was kinda scared of this one but I persevered - Poured from 500 ml bottle into a pilsner glass - Color a clear gold with tight bubbles - Taste was full and clean and refreshing - Maybe the American Macro Lagers should be called African Macro Lagers

03-29-2006 23:20:26 | More by Cindirene
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2.6/5  rDev -13.3%

A: Pours a pale straw color with one finger head. Shrinks to a thin film with nice lacing.

S: VERY clean...very little aroma to mention. Slight scent of grain with a barely detectable herbal hop note.

T: Crisp, cracker-like grain flavor. Very little malt character. There is virtually no hop flavor, although a slight herbal hop bitterness becomes present with the finish. Finishes dry. Overall, a little bland.

M & D: Light bodied with strong carbonation. The sensation on the palate is a little thin. Very drinkable, but there's not much complexity here to entice me to drink more than one or two. This beer definitely has two things going for it though - it's damn refreshing and not offensive in the least. I guess I was just hoping for a little more flavor and aroma.

07-04-2008 15:16:28 | More by deciding39
Tusker Premium Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
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