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


on tap

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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.05   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zach8270 (3423) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2006
(bottle - 12 oz) Straw yellow pour with a very thin white head. Aroma is dry grass with some bitter and stale hops. Flavor begins with a dry corn flavor followed by a bitter hop middle and a bitter and sour finish. Aftertaste is very sour and bitter with some dry hops at the very end.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2006
355 ml bottle. Clear golden color lager. Skunky aroma. Medium carbonation. Chemical taste. Not good, really didn’t like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ha1ag (711) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2006
35.5 cl bottles, 5% alc, but different label than the one shown here. Very nice light yellow color, hard head, medium-to-high carbonation, in scent some hoppy mouthfeel. Very nicely composed terrace beer, matches the climate perfectly.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dorqui (2104) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 6, 2006
Dense and frothy head, medium duration. Yellow pale color, rather fizzy and bright. A lot lean and watery scent. Decidedly ordinary also the taste, with light notes of cereals, straw and dry grass. Much simple and top heavy. Modest bitter and decidedly inconsistent on the end.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2006
Picked this up from Selfridges thinking mmm Peru eh ! why do we do it ??? Run of the the mill tasteless overpriced crap.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2006
UPDATED: APR 11, 2006 Light golden yellow color with a sour malt nose. Light, not skunky, good summer quencher. Better than other mass produced lagers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2006
Yes to seriously rubbish lagers in one nite is something i havnt done for quite while, but here goes. Aroma is better than expected, but maybe some sort of hop character trying to keep cardboard and corn hidden away. Taste is not smooth, harsh cardboard and carbopnation leaves the mouth to dry, however this does make it easier to finish then the last beer i had.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
hmmmmm, another pale lager, except this one is from Peru. Grabbin a bottle opener. Pourin into my favorite taster, a 20 oz british "Nonic" glass. Pours a very standard pale yellow, with a very friendly looking very stable head of tiny pure white bubbles. carbonation seems to be fairly high. Aroma, well from about a foot away it smells very VERY much of co2, but I will now bring it to my nose. metalic malt is dominant, not very intresting. Palat is thin and a little sandy. the taste is pretty awful. metaicly sweet with a heavy dose of skunk. no undertones, no plesantness, just awful. Aftertaste is sickley sweet. Drain pour. Bassed on the other ratings, I’m thinkin mabby mine is spoiled. Cheers

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3771) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
Bottle in Sub Lounge, Birmingham. Golden Lager, with a hard carbonation. One of the better Lagers I’ve had recently, with an icey smoothness on the back of the throat. Some almons maybe and cakey malt perhaps. Had some weight.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ghawener (1457) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - FEB 26, 2006
Bottle: The most notable about this one is that it is my first Peruvian beer. Besides that, it’s what you’d expect, spicy, plain, unmemorable.

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