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

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:
#46,083
Reviews:
381
Ratings:
736
pDev:
19.21%
Bros Score:
3.31
 
 
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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- (80-84) score range

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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

Photo of coopdog1000
3.06/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Beer flavored water, but more in the "easy to drink" sense than "piss water" sense e.g. bud light. Fills a niche

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

Photo of desint
2.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Nolster
3.19/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ronniebruner
2.81/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dharmelink
3.3/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of imbibehour
3.26/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass. Bottled May 14th 2016, best before May 14th 2017!

Really nice clean and crystal clear body, with a real good orange to dark yellow body color and faint trickling streams of nice carbonation. Very good sized capped bleach white head, nearly making three fingers. Great staying power too, with a clumpy chunky ring lace and head creamy hanging on. Great looking for a lager.

Aroma bends a bit sweet. Hits slight adjunct corn but slightly paper like malt character. Doesn't get horrificaly sweet though at least, with nothing nearly for hop aroma not even a touch.

Palate unfortunately keeps to simpler things. A sticky slightly pale yeast flavor marked by quite a bit more corn like sweetness. Finishes a little wet with a bit more sugar than anticipated. Some faint hits of light bread that even gets a bit of honey treatment, but gets just a bit too sweet.

I am quite surprised how many of these mass lagers are just so sweet tasting. This is drinkable at least, you could be doing far worse.

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Photo of SkylerShores
3.52/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Tusker Finest Quality Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 736 ratings