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:
#46,122
Reviews:
381
Ratings:
736
pDev:
19.21%
Bros Score:
3.31
 
 
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Bottle at Abyssinia restaurant, Philadelphia, waiting to get into Fiume Bar above to try Founders CBS. Not bad. Smoky taste late. Grassy. Hard to evaluate through bottle. So-so.

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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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Refreshing on a hot day the first time I Had it, the second time was less lucky: a rainy cold day. Worse, Tusker's malty character indicates it would go with mild foods and I had it with Indian food. My bad.

Nonetheless, it is a nice simple lager whose carbonation and balancing hops cleaned the palate for more Indian food.
Did its job as well as it could.

Listed in the "1001," it is one of the best-selling beers in Africa. So as a book seeking to be global, the "1001" editors had to put it on the list.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

500mL can poured into a table glass. Pours a crystal clear light straw, forming a 1 finger foamy white head, which recedes gradually to leave minimal lacing. Nose is clean lightly roasted malts. The palate is less saccharine than the malt-dominated lagers of the US, and reflects a more European sensibility in its malting than that found in the Americas (both North and South - e.g. Salva Vida). Mouthfeel is relatively smooth, light-medium in body, and crisp without being overly watery. Overall, far more inoffensive than anticipated. There's a certain nostalgia here for Austrian lagers that biases this review, but the beer is undeniably drinkable, and well rounded. The fuller, more savory predilections of the beer are nicely reminiscent of an older lager tradition from the other side of the Atlantic.

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Tusker Finest Quality Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 736 ratings