Pilsner | East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)

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East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BlackHaddock on 09-02-2007

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.53/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a super clear yellow color pilsner with a medium size pure white foamy head with average retention. Aroma of light semi-sweet malt notes with no adjunct really detectable. Taste is somewhat thin with notes of semi-sweet malt with thin floral undertones. Body is light with OK carbonation. This is the type of beer that is best enjoyed very fresh after doing a full day of safari.

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Photo of dasunder
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.38/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I obtained this during a visit to Kenya, I drank a bottle while sitting at the pool in a hotel in Kisumu, on the banks of lake Victoria. Would it taste as good in the UK on a cold Saturday night?

Brown 500ml bottle, exp date 27 Jan 08, drank Sept 07.

Poured into two Veltins pilsner glasses.

The liquid was very pale, straw yellow and crystal clear with a good carbonisation. The head was white and hung around for a while before becoming wispy. It looked the part, it looked like a pilsner.

Lagers, Pilsners, even Dorts, have no great aroma to me, I just can't find the smells others claim to be able to extract. This beer is no exception, I couldn't find an aroma other than a bit of yeast and a vauge malt wiff. I tend to give an average 3.0 for smell,and this is what I am giving this beer.

The ingrediants are as follows (according to the label); barely malt, sugar, corn starch, hops, CO2 and water. Well the ingrediants have come together and produced a crisp, light tasting pilsner that isn't too bad. No extreme flavours or overwhelming taste, just a normal lagery/pilsner feel to it.

Because it is so light, the aftertaste is very subdued too.

This is an ideal drink for a hot climate, what a pity global warming hasn't effected Great Britain yet, apart from giving us more rain.

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Photo of spinrsx
2.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Tall can brought back from Africa for me

Appearance - Clear light yellow colour with a small size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for only a few minutes.

Smell - Corn, breads/grains

Taste & Mouth - There is a very high amount of carbonation and I can taste corn, cooked vegtables and bread/grains. There are also some hay/straw and it ends with a slightly hoppy aftertaste

Overall – Not bad, pretty refreshing and not offensive.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
2.98/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Azpittil57
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mfalme65
4.88/5  rDev +60%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer, is legend and being Kenyan....i love this beer. it has a feel in the mouth that can only be savoured by every sip its appearance may be simple but that cannot compare to the quality of the beer and the work put in to make it...simply put eas africa breweries made the mark in Kenyan beer history with the creation of Pilsner Lager!!

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Photo of nausicaa-taos
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

There's never any reason to hope for a Pilsner (nor any of its bandmates), but you never want to be the guy to take the last White Cap or Guinness. It can be especially cheap, will a surprisingly sheer glean when poured into a thin kitchen glass.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.18/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WoostaBia
2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.87/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, pale yellow body with a thin, white head.

Smell: Slight aroma of weak, pale malts with notes of sundried weeds.

Taste: Light cereal flavor with only a very vague sweetness. Brief, fleeting hop bitterness on the clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty routine for a little lighty pilsner.

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Photo of 1759Girl
2.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance> Looks JUST like a standard pilsner which is funny because the name is "Pilsner Lager"... that aside...
pale and clear. Lively. BIG, frothy head.

Smell> Cereal, metal, apple cider

Taste> Initially very good, fruity. Full grain. nice balance.. what? woah? what's next? a metallic hang! Boo!

Mouf> I am reminded of poprocks... my companions say it feels "fine", so, split the difference.

Drinkability> meh. I think I'll stick to the lagers in Kenya... er. I mean, the lagers that aren't pilsners.

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Pilsner from East African Breweries Ltd (Kenya Breweries)
Beer rating: 3.05 out of 5 with 12 ratings