AmazonMatt (285) - - MAR 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really enjoyed this treat that my wife brought back from Peru. It is refreshing and simple, perfect for the tropical heat of Panama. Less complexy and esery than true German hefes, but light, and grassy and truly refreshing. Not cloying, not full, I drank the whole 660 ml before the bottle got cold in near 90 degree tropical heat. Perhaps made for a mass market, but quite drinkable. I wish that I had more.
Rodriguez (264) - Quito, ECUADOR - AUG 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cusqueña beers don’t fit too well in typical styles. This is a wheat beer, but it is more like a lager, grainy, but with hints of wheat and a little bit sweet. Smells more like a lager too. It has medium body and it is very drinkable, not like a weissbier or an American wheat, but it is better than any american style lager.
Mcbertola (104) - BRAZIL - OCT 13, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cerveja leve, sabor bem leve de trigo, se nao fosse a coloração e o visual turvo, daria até para se enganar com outro estilo de cerveja, pelo sabor fraco do trigo.
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Lgsantos80 (75) - - OCT 2, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Até que fez uma bela espuma no copo, porém sem aroma e com sabor um pouco doce, mas sem presença. Achei fraca demais. Uma versão de trigo para as american lagers.
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sm89walt (1764) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle - a restaurant in Ollantaytambo, Peru. Poured a hazy yellow with a creamy, lasting and lacing one-finger white head. A gentle incline from the standard in that the bar characteristics of Cusquena are present with additional, but subtle, notes of lemon, wheat, esters and spice. Light to medium body, soft to medium carbonation, a crisp and fresh mouth feel finishing soft and lightly bitter.
Minderbinder (1887) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours blond/whitish with low white head. Aroma is of citrus, malt. Taste is of citrus, malt, sweetness, wheat. Palate: Ligth body. Overall: This one is more fair than I would have thought. A tad cloying, but not too bad.
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A hazed golden wheat beer with a thin white head. In aroma, faint fruity malt with light mineral notes. In mouth, a light fruity wheat beer, with light banana esters, so-so.
ElGaucho (2217) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Dragon’s Palate in Cusco. Nondescript aroma with no discernible wheat aspect. Hazy gold body with nice whispy white head. Serviced ice cold. I detect a hint of hops!! Label says "limited edition" but menu said available as a seasonal Jan-May. Really nice flavor. Some wheat comes through in the flavor. A pleasant surprise. I also like the fact that the bottle and the Cusquena glass it was served in have relief impressions of the ancient Inca stone walls that are ubiquetous in Cusco.
LBarouf (114) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
620ml, from Wong supermarket, Peru.
Nice fresh aroma of citrus, cereal and herbs. notes of Banana hints at a fruity taste.
Nice opaque white robe of Belgian whites, medium carbonation creating a nice light neck that lasts (not very long, but does not disappear in 5min!).
Medium sweet, a little bitter taste, medium body,with a creamy texture. A nice long refreshing finish. This is by far my favourite beer from this brewery and a great white from a mass consumption beer. Only available during south american summer.
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2011
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330mL found in a hole in the wall store in Salinas (the salt plains in the Sacred Valley outside Cusco, Peru). There is a little convenience store here that sells artisanal salt mostly to Japanese tourists. They have Cusquena de Trigo (wheat). I never saw it anywhere else in Peru. The pour is a fully hazy bright yellow with a massive, bright white head. Huge retention and big sheety lace. Looks like sediment at the bottom. Definitely unfiltered and looks like it was bottle refermented. Nose is candy corn, sugar, sickly grain. Taste is sweet, sugar, lemon, bland overall with some "sting" of sharp cereal grain. Soapy palate. Not much bread, dough, or density. As it warms it gains sourdough and loses metallic flavors. Very small banana and dough component. Ends up being pretty refreshing and fuller in body. Not bad. Definite something worth seeking out to get away from all the lagers.
oh6gdx (20616) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled@Monks Café Sveavägen, Stockholm. Slightly hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma is wheat, mmild bananas as well as some sweet malty and grainy notes. Flavour is wheat, mild banana, some cardboard as well as some spices. Refreshing, but thin as for the palate.