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

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RATINGS: 528   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.


1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 30, 2007
Bottle, a clear pale gold with a foamy white head. A pungent grassy aroma with just a touc of citrus. Very carbonated in the mouth, with a malty flavour and an earthy bitter finish.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle from Floridita for PV’s leaving do. Bless PV for picking a place for her leaving drinks that had two beers I had not rated. Shame that neither of them were any good. Cardboard and corn, you know the score. Very bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Thanks again, Skyview. Yellow color with a large head. Sugary sweet aroma. Taste of very sweet grain with an almost salty finish. Definitely different and not all together bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Thanks to skyview for another crisp, clean lager. Straw colored body with a grainy flavor and a salty tinge I enjoyed.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Picked up a single 330ml bottle at John’s Marketplace in Portland, OR. Pours a clear, golden pale brew with a quick disappearing white head that leaves behind a white ring. Aroma of slight skonk, some sweet caramel multi-grain malt, corn grits, roasted almonds and grassy hops. Taste is light to medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of caramel malt, roasted nuts and some sweet pear. Finish is slightly sweet and then clean cut with no bitter aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4603) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2007
A very good pale lager. Definitely crisp. Sweet and salty. Yellow appearance and drinkable in hot weather.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
almosi (282) - Viña del Mar, CHILE - AUG 6, 2007
Has a yellow dark color. An a moderate white head, that mostly diminishes. has something from aroma to malt, sweet malt and adjunct. Sweet flavor, butter (maybe pop corn). Light body and moderate carbonation. It is a tolerable beer. At some time I drank the Cusqueña brewed in Germany, and it was better than this.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
tenghave (402) - Taastrup, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2007
pale Ale ???? Lys øl uden smag. Minder om en kedelig hof uden kulsyre. Duft ? Smag: Kedelig. Ikke engang en fyraftensøl.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LordBeamish (144) - Boozetown, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2007
330 ml bottle: Props to my pilot bud for bringing this back from Peru. Superior to the other Peruvian I just rated (Cristal) for sure. Mild aroma of sweet malts. Pours light goldish/amberish with a white head that is quick to disappear. Light and crisp with some fruitiness (pear?) in the aftertaste. Overall not too bad.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
guzzler67 (1525) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Clear gold appearance with a small, greyish head and no lacing. Low keyed aroma, some sweet maltiness, slightly vegetal. Light bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with an inoffensive. lightly hopped, grainy, sweet malt taste. Dry, short lived finish.


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