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

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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: Euro Pale 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:
722
Reviews:
376
Avg:
3.01
pDev:
19.27%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
73
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Photo of stumac
2.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This kenyan brew poured up a pale yellow color with a nice frothy white head. Good retentive lacing on my glassy poo. The aroma was pretty plain jane, sweet corn malts. The taste was also sweet corn malts, a lil bitter hop finish lingering on my black tongue. Pretty full bodied brew with moderate carbo. If I lived in an African desert, this beer would be bomb. But thank God I live in America where I can fart away my whole day and drink waaay better beers. Not shabby tho....

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Photo of BigBry
2.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml brown bottle, best before date clipped into label (same bottle as picture). Pours a bright yellow color with a fluffy 1 inch white head. The foam quickly shrank to a thin ring aroound the edge of the glass. Didn't leave any lacing. Smell was very mild and weak. The taste has some slight grains, some sweetness and a touch of hopat the end. Full carbonation leaves a tingling bite on the tongue, with enough dryness to erase any aftertaste. Clean finish. At only 4.2% it could be a better than average light beer. I thought a bit overpriced, but I guess it is an import.

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Photo of fullsweep
2.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500 mL brown bottle poured into a pint glass.

Thick, frothy head of about 2.5 fingers. Off-white foam sits atop a very pale yellow beer.

Grassy grains and a mild hint of coconut in the aroma. These disappear into the pour.

Sweet grains (and perhaps some adjuncts?) in the taste with a mild bitterness on the finish. There are some unusual flavors here that I don't recall having elsewhere. I wasn't sure what to expect from a Kenyan beer, but it's not bad.

Mouthfeel is a bit lacking--very thin and light, but not necessarily in a good way.

Wouldn't refuse if offered, but won't seek out either.

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Photo of inebrius
2.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A fluffy white head to rival the snows of Kiliminjaro. A pallid gold. A soft wind whispers aromas of distant hayfields and spun sugar. A malt and hop symmetry at once right and good but quickly lost to a sickly corn aftertaste that lingers badly. A wholly average lager, but likely top notch when on safari in the green hills of Africa.

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Photo of JohanM
2.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Svingjo
2.99/5  rDev -0.7%
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 Marius
3/5  rDev -0.3%
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 -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3/5  rDev -0.3%
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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Photo of dsauter
3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Skabiski
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Danflurry
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of WoodBrew
3/5  rDev -0.3%
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 -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -0.3%
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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Photo of dsshuck
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Tusker Finest Quality Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
3.01 out of 5 based on 722 ratings.
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