Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tusker Premium Lager

This here is an interesting premium lager, not because of what is brewed into this but where it is from. This is Tusker Premium Lager 4.2% ABV, from Nairobi, Kenya. This Lager is named after the elephant that killed the brewer's founder, hence the elephant head on it's label. Tusker has a nice sessionable quality to it and has a good, lower abv. Tusker pours a bright golden yellow color with a half of a finger head that fades really quickly into somewhat of decent lacing, but not a lot. Lots of tiny carbonation bubbles on this and plenty of light stream though the glass. The aroma is a little barnyard like but not to overly powerful. There is nice faint bready scent there with a tiny bit of grain around it. The aroma reminds me of a nice sunny day. The taste is nice crisp with grains and a tiny amount of sweet honey to it. Mouth feel is mild, crisp and refreshing. This really cleans up very well after each sip. The finish is just as clean, sweet, crisp, and refreshing. Tusker's aftertaste is great with sweet honey and grains, but doesn't really stick around long, but is good none the less. I'm giving this a B-, better than most American lagers and some Latin lagers. But yes there as even better lagers out there. I wouldn't mind having this again, a solid lager beer. So please remember to head over and see me at Mike's Discount Beverages, 4700 Park Rd, Charlotte NC  28209 for all you fine wine and beer. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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