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: 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:
719
Reviews:
375
Avg:
3.01
pDev:
19.27%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
73
For Trade:
0
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Clear, golden yellow body with a large bubble, foamy white head; sticky clumps of foam on the glass. Cereal and honey nose. Light grain flavors with an underlying mild sweetness; decent hop bitterness at the finish. Light bodied; crisp, clean finish.

Aroma isn't very strong but appealing. Too bad the flavor is rather diffused and weak. Okay overall. Makes for a decent thirst quencher but won't do much for you if you're seeking memorable taste.

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Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head which really has no retention at all. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a clear pale straw that appears as a mix of pale straw and weak lemon when held up to the light. A speck or two of lacing.

Nose- Fairly boring, typical AAL aroma. I get sour grain from the glass while the bottle shows some cornflakes, grain, and a hint of sweet malt. Swirling does little to coax anymore scents- most likely because there aren't any.

Taste- Pretty much as boring as the nose and reflective of it as well. Sour grain, cornflakes, cereal, and a hint of sweet malt (maybe even a little bit of white grape). A very slightly bitter finish that has some earthiness, perhaps even a tinge of woodiness. Not as watery as a lot of AALs but pretty much as boring. The most positive aspect of this beer is there aren't really any off flavors.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with light carbonation. A little bit of a dry finish. It maybe could use a little more carbonation.

Drinkability- Very sessionable but the real question is why would you want to? And at 2.50 a bottle, just go and grab a PBR already.

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S: Mild barley. Nothing else.

T: Barley, malt, other cheap grains. Has a lingering aftertaste, not sure if that is a good thing or not.

M: Light body and carbonation should equal refreshing, but that aftertaste cancels it out.

O: An expensive PBR. I have a fond memory of this beer from college, but upon a real reflection of it I realize that it just isn't that great of a brew. I think I'll pass on it next time I see one and leave that memory (mostly) untarnished.

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Tusker Finest Quality Lager from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
3.01 out of 5 based on 719 ratings.
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