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

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720 Ratings
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Tusker Finest Quality LagerTusker Finest Quality Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
Kenya
eabl.com

Style: American Adjunct 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
Ratings:
720
Reviews:
376
Avg:
3.01
pDev:
19.27%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
73
For Trade:
0
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Photo of TX-Badger
3.09/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains on the nose; follows onto the palate. Some sweetness on the palate as well. Finishes with a typical lager finish, lightly sweet.

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Photo of Beer__ME
2.84/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TheHammer
3.65/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured with a finger's worth of head that produced marginal lacing and did not retain. The body is a slightly cloudy brass that boasts abundant slow rising carbonation.

Smell: Has a dominant citrus note, but I can't pin down what exactly. Not bitter enough for Grapefruit, not sweet enough for oranges and note sour enough for lemon or lime. Oddly my mind thinks Passionfruit even though it's not citrus. Weird. Either way, the backround has some mixed barley, straw and sweet corn malt, but it's solid.

Taste: Starts with an almost excessively sweet biscuit and corn malt with a sweet wine note to it, that turns to an unremarkable plain barley note that ends has a a citrus snap that reigns in the hop bitterness without killing it.

Mouthfeel: The transitioning is a little rough. The aftertaste is the very basic starting malt taste with a bit of a dry aspect, that doesn't get out of control and the carbonation does well at the start and end of the beer. Enough for good, but not great.

Drinkability: Light bodied, mild to the system, easy to drink, doesn't leave me belching and adequately refreshing so not a lot to complain about here another then a slight dry aspect and being just a little bit too sweet.

Final Thoughts: I honestly did not expect this beer to be as good as it was. This one was not another "tried one Lager tried them all" as there were enough unique aspects to this one that made me appreciate the nuance. Is it worth the cost of importing? Yeah, I'd say just barely,. I'm gonna give it a thumb up, give it a shot.

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Photo of GangOf1
3.41/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dertyd
3.36/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of arini10
3.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sweet edge that does not become pervasive. Citric fruitiness as an underlying flavor that adds a nice character that differentiates Tusker from other lagers. Nothing standout, but enjoyable.

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Photo of Jtcolella
2.7/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Like the overall taste and the look

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Photo of david18
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of cavemanlawyer1999
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of bresnab
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of ABrewtifulMind
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of microbrewlover
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

This brew pours with a large three finger fluffy white head which takes some time to dissipate. There is light lacing left on the glass; strong carbonation. The beer is a yellow /orange and when held up to the light a lot of sediment (yeast)? can be seen.

The smell is crisp, clean and tangy, maybe some orange and/or lemon zest in there.

The taste follows the nose with a clean, crisp lager taste followed by some lemon peel and orange. The finish is a little dry.

Overall there is nothing amazing going on with this lager, it is not the worst adjunct lager I have tasted but it is not the best either. I would drink it again but I will not go looking for it.

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Photo of TruePerception
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of randylangford
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of torwart68
3.2/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of torwart94
3.2/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of jmn5082
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Kagwe254
4.5/5  rDev +49.5%

Nice and subtle on the tongue. Good Beer here!!!

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Photo of Renard
3.92/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of DJayShah
5/5  rDev +66.1%

Photo of dsshuck
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of bulldogg915
3.25/5  rDev +8%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.25/5  rDev +8%

Photo of BabaBeer
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Tusker Finest Quality Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
3.01 out of 5 based on 720 ratings.
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