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

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Brewed by:
East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)

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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3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a standard water glass in Djibouti. Nice golden straw appearance, clear, and provided some head and mild lacing. Nice skunky aroma like some European or German lagers. Actually flavour was better than expected. Some breadiness, some mild bitterness, and some mild metallic taste. Mouth feel is light to medium bodied, refreshing on a hot summer afternoon in East Africa. Overall a very average lager but would drink again if the situation arises.

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3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (50 cl.), tasted in 2011.

Appearance : clear yellow color, with white foam head (not persistent).
Smell : light malty and grassy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : mild grainy with a slight bitterness into the finish.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Pale lager.

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3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Special thanks to AndoBrew, who brought this beer, along with many others, back from his recent trip to Africa, the Dark Continent.

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body with a... white head? Hmm. Curious.

Smell: This smells exactly like the White Cap lager produced by the same Kenyan brewery.

Taste: This tastes almost identical to the White Cap lager. Very mild malt taste with an equally light sweetness. Hint of stale grain husks and flowers. The finish holds tastes of chicken broth and simmered veggies.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Another okay, but odd African lager!

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Photo of Suds
3.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

An unbelievably impressive head is the first thing I noticed on this unimpressive beer. The head is tall, thick, and rocky. It’s got serious stability and stickiness, leaving tufts of foam all the way to the bottom of the pilsner glass I drank from. (It’s unfair and probably irrational, I know, but the head was so thick and stable that my first thought was cobalt sulfate.) Other than the appearance, the beer is forgettable. Not much of an aroma….maybe a very faint grassiness. It’s a little watery, but initially somewhat sweet. Crisp, but average finish, and pleasantly drinkable.
Also, I was amused that the bottle had the raised words “beer only”.

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3.01/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a lager glass.

A: Dull golden straw color. No real head to speak of, it doesn't stick around. Tiny dots of lacing.

S: Dusty sort of grainy scent. Vague light fruits. Pithy, lemony hops. Hay and grass.

T: Earthy, dusty grain. Odd pervasive sweetness. Grape leaf and vague fruitiness. Grass and hay. Clean. Drying grainy finish.

M: Light bodied. Some malty firmness. Moderate carbonation.

O: I can see how this would be refreshing in its native climate, but then again I'd probably chug any beer you put in front of me while the hot African sun was beating down me. A pretty average "Euro" feeling lager in every respect.

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

Bottle shared at August THT. Pale yellow, thin white head. Grains, corn, low bitterness.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Appearance: Pale golden straw color to it not bad, with a visible frothy white head does leave behind semi decent specks of lacing not bad. Aroma: Lemongrass, light and airy a touch of herbal hop note very mild smell to it, but nice and simple. Taste: A nice blend of semi sweet graininess with, very clean tasting lager with a touch of grassy hops there. Mouthfeel: A light bodied lager with a fizzy note to the overall texture. Drinkability: Very refreshing the type of beer I would consume if residing in Kenya, there's is nothing offensive it's just a clean tasting lager with a nice citrus grassy note to the overall flavor.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Had a Tusker whilst visitng the Tusker restaurant in the Animal Kingdom of Walt Disney. Tusker Lagar has a clear golden color with decent carbonation which provided a nice white foamy head. The smell and taste are powered by grain, but there is an interesting taste as it comes off the pallete...not sure if that is a malt that they are using or not.. The beer is easy on teh mouth and is best suited to be drank on hot summer days.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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

The beer exits the 12-ounce bottle a light gold color with a creamy white head that crowns the body, as it erodes; the lace forms a thin sheet upon the glass. Nose has a sweet malt aroma, almost maple syrup; crisp and clean, start has a fair malt presence, thin at the top, which was expected. Finish has a pedestrian acidity, the hops mild but present, dry aftertaste, a fair to middling beer, a product of its environment, certainly better than many beers from such countries.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Tusker Finest Quality Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 734 ratings