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Brewed by Backus y Johnston (SABMiller)
Style: Pale Lager
Lima, Peru

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RATINGS: 501   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.05   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle: Filtered.
Cusqueña is a super-premium lager from Cuzco, the seat of the Inca empire. Brewed since 1911, it uses only the finest natural ingredients, including pure mountain water from a source at 18,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes.


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
edsspoon (327) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle - pours light amber with a head that tries to form but gets nowhere. Aroma is metallic, vanilla and alcohol. Taste of caramel, sweet malts, light toastiness and spiciness, pretty watery. Medium body, medium to strong carbonation. It’s not very lager-like - okay but very weak and watery.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
SDalkoholic (2141) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle from Internacional mercado: Aroma smells awful and smells sort of fruity as if this was apple cider instead of beer. The beer taste just as awful and taste just like a malt drink but with a much flatter carbonation level. It must be old or wasn’t properly bottled because the oxidization has occurred. What a waste of money. I don’t believe I have ever rated a beer so low in scores in my history of my 10 + years as a Ratebeer member despite not being the worst thing I have tasted.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PictouRx (142) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
This beer seems to be the flagship beer in peru, it is basically avail anywhere, restaurants, shops. hotels you name it. So basically it was my go to drink for my vacation....after a bad episode of Pisco Sour resulted in Salamenolla poisioning from the raw eggs....note with beer you will not get this, stick with beer and you will always be good! Anyway, this is s a mediocre beer but it is beer and in Peru this does the job.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma cardboard water and some bitter flavor malts cardboard water and some bitters in the finish

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jtclockwork (8015) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours pale gold with white head. Nose and taste of corn, tin metal, spent grain and skunk. Light bodied.

2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
belgis (123) - LATVIA - APR 10, 2014
Almost no smell, small foam, tastes slightly malty, almost no bitterness, but still drinkable

2.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adodo (51) - Riga, LATVIA - APR 10, 2014
Weak aroma little sweetish but not really anything. Clear orange, no head. Medium sweetness, medium sourness.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hobsch (420) - Cologne, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
Bottle 0.33l. Pours clear golden with white head. Aroma is malty, corn, slightly sour, metallic. Taste is light bitter, medium sweet, corn, malt. Light bodied, watery, bit artificial. Drinkable but nothing special.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
gyllenbock (4433) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle at Supper. (my first one from Peru) Clear golden with a small white head. Thin with butter, bread and something "sour". Really boring. It’s a tick.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ThirstyBird (1483) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2014
Pours a a clear golden color with a quickly dissipating cream colored head. The smell is grain, rich malt, a hint of caramel. The taste is very sweet malt, caramel, diluted molasses ending a bit dry. Medium body and the carbonation is a bit course. This isn’t much fun to drink as it is very sweet and malty without much in the way of interesting taste.


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