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


on tap

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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.06   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2008
Bottle@Home. Grainy and hoppy aroma. Yellow color, irregular white head, few lace. Light sweet, light bitter, grainy/malty. Medium body. Not bad, just uninteresting.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (1833) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2008 [330ml bottle from Asda High Wycombe] 28/12/2007: Rather nice packaging - we’ve taken to calling it Peruvian Goldtop. Surprisingly deep amber for a lager, reminds me very much of Fosters. Otherwise just another average world lager really... nothing bad here, refreshing enough cold, but also nothing to make it stand out. This is one for the Budweiser crowd do drink and boast of their "exotic" tastes, without having strayed out of their comfort zone. Boring. 20/6/2008 re-rate: Enjoyed this much more on a second taste - perhaps I wasn’t in the mood the first time. A nice soft mouthfeel, strong taste of honey with grassy hops in the aftertaste. Ratings given are average of two tastes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blutt59 (6264) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2008
bottle, straw color with malty mexican beer taste, slightly bitter and tinny finish, it was a typical cheap beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Pours yellow and fizzy. Smells of dry malt, caramel, apples. Tastes of sweet caramel, some corn, apples, touches of bitterness. Some straw on the finish. An okay lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15649) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2008
33cl bottle on Virgin train from Euston to Liverpool. Gold, lasting off white head. Not unpleasant lager aroma, some hop on there. Slightly creamy in mouth. Very acceptable lager. Good hop sting on finish. Would drink that again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ilovedarkbeer (2503) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2008
Taste with BMan1113VR. Listed as malt liquor. Hmm. Light yellow body with some bubbles and no head. Sour nose with some wheat corn adn water. Nose is of nothing maybe some metal in the taste and nose. Crap.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kidmartinek (3977) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2008
Clear pale golden pour with a 1/8 inch head. Well behaved on the pour. Not overly carbonated like most pale lagers coming out of the bottle. Aroma of cream corna nd not promising. Flavor makes up for it a little by being a little bitter, but lets you down when you tastes the sweet corn malt, corn syrup, and water. Decent bite, despite little bubbling in the glass. Fizzy, carbonated mouthfeel. Are all these pale lagers worldwide brewed from the same recipe of corn malt, corn syrup, and city water supplies? Putting "Andes Mountains" and "Gold of the Incas" does not make up for having crappy corn, water "beer" in the bottle.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 12, 2008
Drank with ilovedarkbeer. Quickly, fully disapating white head. Aroma of pale lager with rotten fruit. Rotten fruit taste. Not good!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
haf (525) - Gijon, SPAIN - APR 2, 2008
botella 330 Ml. Todas estas cervezas solo son bebibles con mucha sed y a falta de agua

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Bottle. A cheap South American industrial lager. Thin head, pale yellow, forgettable.

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