Tusker Lager

Tusker Lager

Rated 2.712 by BeerPals
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Brewed by East African Breweries Limited / Kenya Breweries

Nairobi, Kenya

Style:  Pale Lager

4.2% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 9975 Last updated 16 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank46748
Overall Percentile4.5
Style Rank952 of 1642
Style Percentile42
Lowest Score1.3
Highest Score5.0
Average Score2.698
Weighted Score2.712
Standard Deviation0.624

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RETROMAN 140 reviews
rated 2.9 13 years ago

Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

Poured a nice golden yellow with a decent enough thick head. Decent head retention and some lacing. Aroma is malt/corn with little hop note. Taste is very neutral. Very refreshing however - I wish I had drank it in Africa instead of after hanging drywall all day in KY. Either way it's worth a try.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    I picked this beer up from Wine Gourmet in Roanoke, VA at the request of my bro-in-law. He said it wasn't a bad lager and he's right. It's refreshing and it hit the spot. Crisp and clean. Not a bad beer at all.

  • TONE77 221 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a light golden color. Smell is mild, some grains. Taste is malts and grains, slightly bitter at the finish. Overall this is an easy drinking lager.

  • RICHSBEER 1731 reviews
    rated 2.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    very pale yellow color, with a decent head that stayed around for a bit. Over all a bit of a boring typical pale lager taste, but like most pale lagers good on a hot sunny day, which i imagine they have quite a few in Kenya.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 1.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    Yeah, what can you say about this typical grassy not too flavorful light lager? At least it's not a bud light I guess and now I can cross Kenya off the list...

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 2.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    I did not like this. Nothing but water and corn here. Under-carbonated too, which weighs down the mouthfeel and allows the off-balanced flavor to show. Wanted to try another brew from Africa, and for 1/2 figure I'd try since I wouldn't even attempt the $3.50 asking price for a pale lager. Was hoping I would strike something decent for under $2, but wouldn't even pay 50 cents for this. Can get an entire 6-pack of Genese Cream Ale which is similar (Kolsch) for $4, and probably even better.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 2.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    decent for a pale lager...refreshing when cold and non-offensive as it warms, but when non-offensive is used, you know you're not talking about a good beer, but a passable beer. mostly lightly sweet malt in the aroma and taste with a hint of hop bite on the swallow. easy drinking. i'm running a time trial today and had this last night...hoping since it's from Kenya it makes me faster!!!

  • HEDDYMUGGZ 135 reviews
    rated 2.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    WEll, first off, I paid too much. Imports are high in Germany. But i was determined to drink one anyway. Trap is right. I think it would be fine very cold and sitting in E Africa. it was so pale with a decent head and light tingle . Not horrible, but not comparable to everything i have here. I will gulp it happily if ever I get the chance to be THERE. Im well informed! i listen to Toto. I can handle it! :)

  • TRAPEZEMONK 71 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    When you are sitting in E. Africa, this is the beer to drink, its good when ice cold and does the trick. I don't think it has formaldahyde like some beer allegedly has in Africa. But when you need a beer you may try anything.

  • UPSTATEDAVE 853 reviews
    rated 3.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Interesting, If I remember correctly Hemmingway mentioned Tusker in some of his works. Poured quite pale with small white head. Flavor, aroma and mouth feel were pretty typical lager. It is fine when it is good and cold. Worth a try just to say you have

  • BIGRED00 326 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz long neck bottle into a pint glass. There appears to be no freshness date. Appearance: The body very light and has a very pale straw color with very good clarity. Its head is bright white in color and made of a loose foam which light and quickly fades out. Smell: Light grain and clean wet straw notes are just noticeable in the modest light nose. Taste/Palate: As expected the body was light and thin with a very clean bready/cracker like pale malt. Hops added pale straw like flavor, balanced bitterness and a crisp finish. Underneath is just the very slightest hint of a white grape skin flavor note. Notes: Overall this is your basic pale thin hot weather lager. It was clean, drinkable and well, boring. Anyway I can now say that I have had a beer from the continent of Africa!

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