Cusqueña | Compania Cervecera Del Sur Del Peru S.A. (Cervesur)

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Compania Cervecera Del Sur Del Peru S.A. (Cervesur)

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by marzenfannm on 03-31-2014

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 79
Photo of Davepoolesque
2.81/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Light, crisp and not very flavorful. Pretty standard AAL. Some slight caramel malt flavor, but mostly flavorless. Drink iced cold. Perfect for a hot ass day!

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
2.38/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very pale in color with a medium white head on top that disappears quick. Smell is very malty and some sweetness. Can taste pears with some other fruit.

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Photo of Suds
2.71/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I had this beer in a Peruvian restaurant in Chicago. The food was excellent, and I was happy to have an authentic Peruvian beer. However, it was a little of a disappointment. Fizzy yellow in color with a slim white head...the aroma was grassy, with a faint underlying grain scent. Not much of a hop aroma, but a bit of malt. The taste is lightly sweet, and there is a nice balance. Light in body. This is an average macro lager. Not much more.

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Photo of Spikester
3.61/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden with one finger of snow white head that leaves in about five minutes.
Smell is bready malt with a nice grassy hop aroma.
Taste is sweet bready malts with a nice herbal or grassy hop flavor that balances this lager.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is somewhat dry and well balanced between the sweet and bitter.
Overall a beer I enjoyed after a Taco salad dinner. Best before date JUL1016. So this one is not more than three months old.

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Photo of Premo88
3.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz. bottle poured into craft beer glass (wide-mouthed stick)
(Golden Lager printed on label)

L: 100% clear light gold, pushes up a full 1-inch head of white foam off a hard pour, little sticking or lacing, but it keeps a nice collar

S: sweet light barley ... it's close to bready, definitely past cracker

T: sweet light malt, fruity ... almost English pale ale fruity, apricot/peach; some grain, cracker, but the sweet fruity malt flavor is always there

F: classic crisp lightweight ... very nice

O: nothing wrong here ... a flavorful lighter-malt lager with some good barley sweetness; a beer good enough that I could see another 6-pack finding its way into my fridge

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Photo of chinchill
3.18/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

At the Peruvian Folklife Festival in D.C.
Slightly darker, fuller body, and slightly more flavorful this average for style, with the usual high carbonation level.
More malt forward aroma is followed by a hoop dominated flavor.Mild bitterness.

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Photo of tyleeis
4.82/5  rDev +49.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Rating for the style or just overall I think this is a great beer. Only ever seen it at the local Mexican grocery store. It was average priced but much better tasting than the typical Mexican lagers like corona, Pacifica, xx...highly recommend

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.18/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Another Peruvian delight from a friend at work whose lives with "The Peruvian Goddess".
Thanks Kevin!

Enjoyed form the 11.something oz bottle in a pint glass. This lager pours a medium yellow with a light head of foam that dissipates to a thin ring and little lacing. Nose of light grains, light bittering hops, and a touch of honey. Flavors follow the nose with sweet light honey like malts and light grain notes following a light floral hops characteristic that is pleasing. Nice mouth feel, good carbonation, and a light grain finish that is lightly sweet. High session ability. Nice brew.


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Photo of elguru
4.16/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Looks very good, smell and taste over average, great feel, when i first tried it 10 years ago it was the best beer i had, now overall has decreased a bit.

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Photo of Redrover
3.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had several of these at Andina Restaurant in Portland, OR.

Poured into a pilsner glass, the beer is a medium gold with a thin white head.

It has a nose of grains and whiff of floral hops.

The taste is grainy and slightly sweet. The hops add just a bit of bittering balance. No off or odd flavors, but not a ton of good flavors either.

The mouth is average and could be a bit crisper.

I didn’t expect much and the beer delivered that. It did go well with the tasty Peruvian food at Andina, so that is a plus. Maybe I have to sample it closer to the source.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.6/5  rDev -19.5%

Pours a thin head on a straw body.
The aroma is mild grain.
The taste is grainy with mild bitterness.
The texture is crisp with a bit more body than expected.
The flavor isn't too bad. Great with Peruvian food.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3/5  rDev -7.1%

330 ml bottle - label states "All Malt"

pours a crystal clear bright golden color, with bone-white foamy head. bubbles stream to the surface. minimal aroma, need to stuff my nose down in the glass. a bit of grain, cracked corn. mild taste - a touch sweet, no hop flavor. thin body and fizzy higher carbonation.

not a bad refresher for a hot day.

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Photo of marzenfannm
3.87/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just visited Cusco and found this beer a very pleasant surprise. Malty taste and texture. Golden hue with ample and attractive head when poured in pilsener glass. Would highly recommend. Hope I run across again someday.

[I am copying these notes over from RateBeer ... it does not require as long of review. I tasted this some time ago so I can't add anything.]

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Cusqueña from Compania Cervecera Del Sur Del Peru S.A. (Cervesur)
3.23 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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