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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 554   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15009) - 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.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ilovedarkbeer (2436) - 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.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kidmartinek (3741) - 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.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BMan1113VR (7902) - 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!

1.7
   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

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
HughConway (829) - Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Bottle. A cheap South American industrial lager. Thin head, pale yellow, forgettable.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
glennmastrange (2424) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Bottle. Smells of grain, straw, grass, flowers, light dough a faint fruitiness and white wine. Head is large, frothy, white, with virtually no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is sparkling clear gold. Flavor is lightly sweet and acidic to start, and finishes lightly bitter. Palate is light, watery and has a lively to fizzy carbonation. Not a whole lot of anything, but light and refreshing with a unique taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thewman (3) - Geelong, USA - JAN 14, 2008 does not count
The Incas might have defeated the Spanish if they had consumed more of this fine lager.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Bottle... Clear, light yellow lager with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Pleasant clover honey aroma and flavor with only an afterthought of bitterness. Medium-bodied with prickly carbonation. Finishes sweet and lightly tart. The label claims it’s an "all malt" beer. Much better than expected!

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Forgettable. Watery and uninspired. It might of had a bit of sourness to it? On the other hand, not bad considering the origin.


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