Tusker Finest Quality Lager | East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
Kenya
eabl.com

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Tusker Premium Lager

Together. Forever. When you open a bottle of Tusker you are joining the world in celebrating one of Africa's great original beers. Tusker has been brewed with care, craft and love since 1922. Every crisp, clean mouthful summons up the taste, sunshine and love of life of its African roots.

Added by kbub6f on 06-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,844
Reviews:
384
Ratings:
745
pDev:
19.21%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
82
Trade:
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Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TrojanRB
2.33/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pours pale gold with very little head or visible carbonation

Smells malty, graham cracker

Taste is watery, thin malt. Slightly peppery

Smooth, very little carbonation

Overall very disappointing. Basically malt water.

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Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.36/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mississippi
2.25/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SaveWaterDrinkBeers
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of staubot
2.73/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not a whole lot going on here. Looks clear with a passible head that leaves a small film. Smell is almost not there and taste has some light malt, watery. Feels smooth and clean but over all I'll save money and go for cheap domestic light beer if I want something like this.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
2.92/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from 355ml bottle into glass. Label has bottling date as '01DEC17' and best by date as '01DEC18'.
Clear, straw colored body. Slight, bubbly white head upon pouring settles to interrupted islands and bubbly ring. No lacing.
Aroma is minimal and vague, with a slight fruity aspect.
Taste is like cardboard, soaked in some fruit. Dull and hay like. Hardly a mention of spicy hops.
Thin mouth feel. Lower carbonation.
This does taste like a fermented malt product, but there is nothing that calls for a refill.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SimplePhi
3.58/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ewpass
3.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

ABLE 2018. Clear gold with a modest head. Light malt nose. Mild sweet flavour, some crispness but overall average. Coolest aspect is Kenyan source.

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Photo of Nass
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Let's start off by saying that I really like how that this brewery puts a bottled on & best by date on the label. This is quite a tasty pale lager. I am not getting any off flavors like corn syrup on the backend. This is more pleasant than I presumed it to be. I would like to try this a little more fresher sometime, but for now lets go with a low B- on this score. Well now I can tell my friends that I have had a beer from Kenya, Africa. Cheers! B-

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Photo of jbehlar
3.23/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of monorailred
4.13/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VoxRationis
2.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) brown bottle into a conical pint glass; best by April 25, 2018.
A: Pour a nearly clear dark golden approaching amber color with a one inch, foamy white head with low to moderate retention and soapy lacing.
S: Very little nose, but can make out aromas of bread rind, pepper and, at first, a little lemon.
T: Very dry and bready. Peppery hoppiness.
M: Light bodied and low effervescence.
O: Nothing to really distinguish this from other attempt to simulate a European Pale Lager. Drinkable, but just.

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Photo of Foyle
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thin white head drops quickly with some spots of lacing. Color is slightly hazy light golden, mild streaming carbonation. Aroma is mild malt with some grassy hops. Mouthfeel light and watery with a mostly dry finish. Flavor also mild with some lightly toasted malt, a bit of grain, and a hint of hops for balance. Overall it is not offensive, just very mild.

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Photo of redleg64
2.92/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of travelguy
3.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of detgfrsh
2.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 355ml bottle marked best by 09 Oct 17. Pale orange color with a lacing of bubbles. Sweet corn aroma. Thin feel. Honey sweetness and a touch of hops. Decent for a lager, but not really something to seek out.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.88/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jcubz
2.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Reidrover
2.11/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

12 oz, single bottle purchsed from Liquor Outlet in Salem OR. $2.39 Clear, bright yellow colour with a white head..that dissapears but leaves lace. Oh aroma! weird like burnt plastic and paper mache . Taste is not so repellent..sweet honey malts and the slightest touch of lemon hops. Mouth feel Ok for style ..thin yet medium carbonation. Not good but happy to try.

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Photo of Sparky44
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cryptichead
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Tusker Finest Quality Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 745 ratings