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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: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Tusker Premium Lager

Added by kbub6f on 06-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,468
Reviews:
377
Ratings:
726
pDev:
19.21%
Bros Score:
3.31
 
 
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Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer exits the 12-ounce bottle a light gold color with a creamy white head that crowns the body, as it erodes; the lace forms a thin sheet upon the glass. Nose has a sweet malt aroma, almost maple syrup; crisp and clean, start has a fair malt presence, thin at the top, which was expected. Finish has a pedestrian acidity, the hops mild but present, dry aftertaste, a fair to middling beer, a product of its environment, certainly better than many beers from such countries.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- Clear golden color. Had a decent head about inch thick.

Smell- Hops with some malts and maybe hint of fruits.

Taste- Very crisp and dry.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with medium carbonation.

Drinkability- It was okay. I don't know why but I expected a little bit more from it.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ChuckNorris
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really liked the fact that they still re-use the bottles. Not crush, melt and make a new bottle like in the US. I didn't find this a very flavorful beer but what flavor it did have was nice. It is a decent beer for those hot summer nights. I wouldn't bother trying to save a lot of luggage space to bring some back, maybe a bottle or two.

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Photo of CrazyMike
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale golden appearance with lots of bubbly head that quickly disappears. Smell is grassy and malty, but nothing significant.

Has a sweet malty taste with a hint of corn and grain. Slightly bitter and creamy, but overall, the taste is light. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. After taste is almost non-existent, but a bit dry.

When compared to other beers, it's a mediocre adjunct lager, but not bad for a lighter beer and refreshing. Worth it just to try a beer from Kenya.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Re-reviewing the first and only beer I've ever tried from Kenya. 500 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. purchased for $3.45 CDN.

Appearance - Very clear, plae golden beer with 1 finger of soft white head was poured. Modest retention of a few minutes and no lacing left behind. Carbonation is moderate as well.

Smell - Grain with a healthy dose of sweetened corn and caramel. Not much else going on.

Taste - Comes across quite sweet again with corn flavors, sweetened and coated in caramel. some mild bitterness on the back end. Watery tasting too, as the flavors don't really stick that much to the mouth.

Mouthfeel - Light, but well carbonated and becomes a bit gassy. Spritzy carbonation on the tongue.

Overall - A decent representation of the style and better than most. Something I might drink on occasion, if it wasn't as expensive as it is. As far as AAL's from Africa goes though, a brewery would be hard pressed to top this one. Rating didn't change from initial insight, so actually pleasantly that I got this one spot on from my earlier beer tasting days.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tusker Finest Quality Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 726 ratings
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