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:
#46,209
Reviews:
381
Ratings:
736
pDev:
19.21%
Bros Score:
3.31
 
 
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Ratings: 736 |  Reviews: 381
Photo of byronic
2.92/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlueSpader
3.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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Photo of headlessparrot
3.31/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mkholmes25
2.59/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Phigg1102
3.54/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This was more impressive than I thought it would be. The pure barley taste is something that would not be appreciated in America but I honestly liked it. I would drink this again if I came across it in the states.

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Photo of dbiduk
3.34/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Mmmm....tasty! Me like. (See other reviews for a more coherent review :-) )

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Photo of KYGunner
2.95/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It's an adjunct tasting beer with a bit more of a stale grain taste. No real hoppiness it gets a bit more like a Pilsner as it finishes. Some rice and a little corn it has a cheap barley malt.

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Photo of EdTheEdge
2.43/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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

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

Photo of Greywulfken
2.64/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Weak beer, but not the worst of the bunch. All countries suffer from adjunct lager syndrome apparently. This was a little lighter and crisper than some American BMC beers.

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Photo of Capsfan90
2.71/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BarryCroke
4.01/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Came upon this again out of the blue. Fond memories of Somalia. Could not remember if it was the taste or the fact that I had not had a beer in months. 20 years later I found out. I enjoyed it for not only ability to have a beer but also a very good tasting beer.

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Photo of T-34-85
3.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UrbanCaveman
3.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a mug at ~40 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours a clear straw gold, and forms a large, billowy head of thick white foam with good retention. Lacing was quite noticeable.

Smell: Biscuit malt forms the bulk of the smell, though oddly sweet, with an almost honey-like note to the sweetness. Grassiness is also present, with something vaguely rootlike.

Taste: Again, biscuity malt with that honey sweetness, like eating a biscuit that has honey drizzled over it. Grassy notes abound throughout the tasting process as well, alongside a presence best described as pollen. It's a simple taste profile, though not a bad one.

Mouthfeel: Light, lively, and drinkable.

Overall: Not a bad lager. Not the greatest lager ever brewed, but the honey-sweetness adds a bit of interest that I haven't run across often with pale lagers.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
2.86/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of beaulabauve
3.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ryanjgamache
3.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bongobeer
3.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It 's okay, refreshing and wet...cool to try an African beer!

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Photo of EMV
3.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had in bottle (many times) in Kenya while on Safari

L: This one pours a clear golden color with nice white head that falls rapidly.

S: Malts and faint hops. A little skunk.

T/F: Pretty standard macro lager... would be hard pressed to differentiate it in a taste test from other efforts. Crisp and malty. Very mild hops at the finish. Most bottles had a little skunk but no better/worse than your average macro lager. Pretty well carbonated.

O: No better or worse than your average macro lager, and if nothing else they were crisp and refreshing... especially when out in the Massai Mara park in Kenya. Cheap and a nice change from water. I wouldn't go out of my way for it, but when you're in the middle of nowhere it hits the spot. Also... love the bottle.

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Photo of npachl
3.38/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pat61
3.54/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Brilliant pale straw under a ½” white foam cap that provides thin lines of lace.
S: Something sweet and earthy – almost rooty – on the nose, fresh, light perfume and grains.
T: Light sweet grains with something minerally to chalky on the finish. Very faint tart green apple.
F: Crisp, sparkly finish. Very light and effervescent and refreshing.
O: Unimpressive but drinkable.

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

Photo of Skabiski
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 736 ratings