Tusker Lager

Now we head south for a little bit into the wilderness known as Kenya, where there are Kenyans. It’s here we prove that while your beer can be manly that doesn’t make it the best. Which considering from our first review of Highland Park – A scotch made by an man named Magnus and made under a church makes a lot of sense. It was manly too, but it was still just mediocre.


And from the elephant’s mouth we get this

“Tusker Lager has been brewed in East Africa since 1922. Named after the elephant that killed George Hurst, one of the brewery’s founders. Tusker claims that special heritage of being on of the first beers in East Africa. Over the years, this unique lager has become a part of East Africa’s rich tradition.

Tusker is brewed with high quality malt made from equatorial barley grown at the base of Mt. Kenya, choicest hops and water that springs from the renowned Aberdare mountain ranges. Tusker’s famous crisp, refreshing taste and finest quality has continuously earned Gold Medals in the prestigious International Monde Selection Awards.”


Taste: 3.21 – Watery. It feels very light. Tastes like a calorie free soda. Something missing.

Aftertaste: 3.79 – Obviously not heavy, more prominent though.

Aroma: 5.08 – Very lager beer smell.

Manliness: 8.50 – Like it’s not perfect because the taste isn’t perfect, but the creator was killed by an elephant and they named the beer after that.

Value: 4.71

Google Shop Average: $2 a bottle.


Reviewer Scores:

William Henri Neve the IV: 5.5

Justice: 5

BuffaloJern: 4

DJ_Lvl: 4

Swetta Vest: 4

Huanlai: 4

The Bear: 3.5

Metric Score: 25.3/50 |+| Metric Average: 5.06 |+| Reviewer Average: 4.29


Final Thoughts:

Fucken elephants – exotic and esoteric.


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