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

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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

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

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

I bought a single 355mL bottle from Everett's in South Beloit, IL for $1.99 in Summer 2011.

Pours a very light yellow color that is clear with a slight head. Very similar looking to Miller Lite. Scent has some slight grassy tones mixed with wheat. Taste is what you can expect from an adjunct lager. The taste reminds me a lot of Red Stripe and Red Dog. It does however have a little thicker texture and a quite crisp finish. I enjoyed trying a beer from a different country but this was a rather ordinary tasting beer.

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I had this beer last night and didn't write down any of the finer points of the beer for a sophisticated review, and that was because there really wasn't much to record and there were no real qualities that jumped out. This is an adjunct lager, with a slightly drying salty finish, there was plenty of cooked veggie, musty lager aromas and tastes. This was entirely mediocre beer that I didn't finish

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

Driven solely by curiosity, Bucky nervously picked up a bottle of Tusker Finest Quality Lager ("Tusker") brewed by the East African Breweries Group of Kenya. Tusker came in a brown, 500 ml bottle with a best before date of October 6, 2013 printed on the reverse label, and was 4.2% alcohol by volume. According to the brewer's web site, Tusker has been brewed in East Africa since 1922 and is named after the elephant that killed George Hurst, one of the brewery's founders. The brewery is located in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi, and key brands include Tusker Lager (the flagship brand), Tusker Malt Lager, Pilsner, White Cap, White Cap Light, Senator, Guinness, Allsopps and President Lager.

Tusker poured a very clear yellow/gold colour with plenty of rising bubbles visible. Pouring produced about 1.5" of pure white head that lasted for several minutes, leaving a considerable amount of lacing all down the far side of the glass. Its aroma is quite simple, bready light malts and not much of anything else. The beer's flavour begins with a fleeting light malt sweetness and finishes with a very, very subtle hop bitterness and no aftertaste. Despite the quantity of visible bubbles I found the carbonation to be quite light, and I would describe the mouthfeel as light and watery. I guess this makes sense...if I was living in an African climate I probably wouldn't be looking for a hefty porter or stout. The good news...my first African beer was drinkable. The not so good...I found Tusker to be too light in aroma, flavour and body for my particular taste. Though it wasn't a bad beer, I doubt that I'll be buying this one again. Tusker was selling for $3.35 per 500 ml bottle at the time or writing.

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Tusker Finest Quality Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 735 ratings