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

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East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
European Pale Lager
Ranked #190
Ranked #28,916
3.03 | pDev: 19.14%
Nov 11, 2023
Jun 18, 2002
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.
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Ratings by bankboy66:
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Rated by bankboy66 from New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sep 11, 2021
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Rated: 3 by RMW66 from Australia

Nov 11, 2023
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Rated by Njiwe

4.36/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Great beer with a good head. Best when chilled
Jun 15, 2023
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

2.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Nov. 2012: Shared 500 ml bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgård. ABV is 4.2%. Pale golden colour, low white head. Very moderate aroma, some sweetish and grainy, hints of hay. At least it is not offensive. Light bodied as expected. Clean pilsener flavour, too little of everything, but again: not offensive. Might work well in the Kenyan heat, not on a late autumn day in Norway.
Mar 03, 2023
Rated: 3 by CRObighit2 from Canada (ON)

Jan 23, 2023
Rated: 3 by BucBasil from Rwanda

Feb 03, 2022
Rated: 3.18 by HopBelT from Belgium

Jan 27, 2022
Rated: 2.84 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 18, 2021
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Reviewed by dkoehler42 from New York

2.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
It's not everyday I come across an African beer, and this Tusker lager is just that. It pours a golden straw color with a white head. The aroma is very sweet, almost all malt. The taste is what I describe as a "rounded" sweetness. There's no apparent bitterness, and the entire thing disappears from the palate after a few seconds. I'm glad I tried it, but it's not my thing.
Oct 13, 2021
Rated: 3.58 by Taenim from Maine

Oct 04, 2021
Rated: 3.03 by TheRatCage from Connecticut

Sep 17, 2021
Rated: 3.29 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Jul 25, 2021
Rated: 3.96 by beerrat from Virginia

Jul 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Hayesbro from Pennsylvania

3.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Light and pale, a little malty aroma and flavor but not much. Easy drinking feel. Not bad, though. My brother reports that it drinks best when relaxing after safari.
Jul 11, 2021
Rated: 3.21 by BEZMEZ

May 29, 2021
Rated: 3.6 by uncleotis from Illinois

May 23, 2021
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Reviewed by BPVandenbroek from Canada (AB)

3.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Tusker is crystal clear and as pale as any lager I've ever seen. The head is cloudy, white, and has decent retention.

Tusker smells like the better class of mainstream lager. It's smells smooth, crisp, and refreshing with no overtly obvious off aromas. Up front, Tusker smells like sweet corn with pale, bready malts giving support. Sweet corn continues into the center where it mingles with hints of sulfur. The finish gives me hops in the form of fresh cut grass.

At first blush, Tusker tastes like it could be smooth, crisp, and refreshing. Closer examination though quickly takes the wind out of those sales. Up front flavors of sweet corn mix with a more pronounced sulfur presence than what I found on the nose. This combination gives the lager a bit of an off flavor which interferes with its overall refreshability.

Overall, the sulfur makes Tusker taste just a little bit off. Sulfur gives Tusker's flavor a sort of tartness that in my opinion just doesn't make for a tasty, refreshing lager.
May 16, 2021
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.46/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A sessionable brew from the cradle of Earth - Africa, and it's a decent lager too...

Yellow with orange highlights topped off with a froth head and some staying power. The smell is what I would call a roasted wheaty scent with a muted wheaty flavor as accompaniment. Mouthfeel is well carbonated, not too distracting, and overall I find it solid. Nothing spectacular but better than I had expected.
Feb 12, 2021
Rated: 3 by NickThePyro from Washington

Dec 21, 2020
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Reviewed by Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

1.32/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1
Review: 500ml big brown bottle of Kenya Tusker Lager: 4.2% vol.

My first beer from the country of Kenya, a nation more known for its long distance runners less so for its beers ok let’s see how this goes.

Available in bottles, cans and on tap in selected outlets.

Big brown bottle featuring the iconic logo of an African elephant, with the theme “together forever” printed. Stands out, no doubting this is an African beer.

On pour I get the standard lagery look, creamy white head that looks good on the pour but fizzles out quick, and a light golden coloured beer. Just the look of a regular lager, ok.

The aroma is very faint but can pick up a sweet malty grainy smell, but nearly odourless.

The taste is very grainy and malted barley, but all on the faint thin level.

It has the feel of a regular lager, but not going to set the world alight, and truth be told it is a little boring to drink, light and thin, and has an overall flat taste to it all.

Novelty factor in having a beer from Kenya but nothing else at all there for me to return. A light lager that is boring. Definitely not worth entertaining again.
Oct 13, 2020
Tusker Finest Quality Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
Beer rating: 70 out of 100 with 792 ratings