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
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#45,176
Reviews:
380
Ratings:
732
pDev:
19.21%
Bros Score:
3.31
 
 
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Photo of Svingjo
2.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a crystal clear pale straw colour with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. The nose starts with a raw grain, wet grass aroma that is surrounded by sweet malts. The taste is quite weak with some slight malt taste that has some lingering bitterness around the edges. The mouthfeel like the taste is quite watery. I suppose in the hot African day a cold one of these who be quite refreshing however I find it falls a bit short. Glad for the chance to try this African beer but unless I'm in African I probably won't be searching this one out.

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Photo of gatheredwaters
2.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Squire123
2.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Who can resist Dumbo?

Something I've picked up from time to time when our paths crossed. Admittedly for the label because there's little else to recommend it.A lightweight lager with minimal hops and malt laden with adjuncts to round out the recipe.

Not worth a premium price but worth a laugh.

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Photo of ThinkAgain
3.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DrMullet
3.56/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a yellow straw color. The smell is a pleasant slightly sweet grain.
Mild malt taste up front with a slight bitter aftertaste.
Pretty average.

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

Photo of connecticutpoet
2.14/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of baconfromwalmart
2.88/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

L: Good carbonation, white head with large bubbles that left a thick lacing. Light gold color.
S: Bit of sour funk - kind of like sourdough bread but really really mild.
T: Doesn't really follow the nose. Rather flat, not complex malt.
F: Thin

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

Photo of tigg924
3.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours gold in color, clear, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is honey and sweet toasted malt. Above average, tasty, clean lager. Not something I would rush out to get, but certainly enjoyable.

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Photo of TimberSwanson
3.62/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derekgw123
2.48/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rale
2.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ArtZan
2/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of curtisjoseph
2.81/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Desimoaj
3.61/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohanM
2.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of MacMalt
3.2/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into pint glass. It pours a clear golden-yellow. Although it is quite carbonated, there is only a very thin, snow-white head and almost no lacing. The aroma is mostly grain and grass; nothing else to speak of. Ditto the taste: mostly grain and grass, although it does have a touch of sweetness; I cannot tell whether it is fruit or corn. It is dry but has no bitterness. I didn't notice any hops. Its feel is very light, almost watery. It has a noticeable fizziness. With its very low ABV, it is exceedingly drinkable. I could imagine sitting in a dimly-lit bar in Mombasa and drinking this all day under a slowly-turning fan. Overall, compared to many other Adjunct American Lagers, Tusker isn't bad. And it's a lot more interesting and fun.

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

Photo of smithj4
2.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.82/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

$ 2.54/12 oz bottle ($ 0.211/oz) at State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD
BB 24 Apr 16 at 42 degrees into SA “Perfect Pint”
Aroma of wet grain
Head average (3.5 cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, diminishing to irregular two to five mm ring and frothy partial layer
Lacing good - partial rings of small to medium bubbles
Body – straw yellow, clear, effervescent
Flavor - slightly sweet and grainy; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate – light, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

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Photo of Franziskaner
2.89/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gold to straw yellow in color with a fingernail of brilliant white on top. There's excellent clarity here. I smell corn and Hallertau hops. No surprise here that I taste corn and Hallertau hops. This is a beer meant for hot weather and is intended to be drank ice cold. The mouth is thin, light, and crisp.

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Photo of Simon_of_Berlin
4.16/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The smell is really strong and fruity but the taste is quite mild with a wheat soda / malta finish. I could drink it like water.

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Photo of stevoj
1.57/5  rDev -48%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Right from the start, this beer was off. Smell was funky, taste was almost non-existant and mouthfeel was watery.I got my first beer from Africa, but it was nothing to write home about. Avoid....

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Tusker Finest Quality Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 732 ratings