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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.05   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2006
’La cerveza de Los Incas’ indeed. Somehow I don’t think so. Surprisingly dry pale gold Pils owing much to the German style. Bitterly hoppy (Saaz?), with a hint of honeyish sweetness. Head dissipates swiftly. Mine hurts.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
steview (1030) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 20, 2006
not much here; looks like hard cider or something; simple, but lacking intelligence, a bit chalky, a bit rough... you know the drill... drink a few to quench and then slap hands with your frat brothers. in peru. i guess. i have no idea. i don’t like the idea that is this beer, anyway...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Bottle. Poured a very pale yellow with a big pillow top white head, but settled with time. Some light lacing. Ummm.. well that’s the highlights of this one. If you did not have the bottle in front of you, you would swear it’s an American Budweiser. But I guess that is a point there, it did not have that unidentifiable background flavor like many of the other Pils and Pales here in Peru. It was a good American macro stand-in. Light, dry, and lively carbonation. Enjoyed at an Italian restaurant in Chiclayo with goat meat lasagna.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2006
Bottled. Straw gold, fluffy white head but quickly disappearing, gentle condition. Faint initial grassy hoppiness in the nose soon departs, slightly sweet and grainy in the mouth with a touch of chalkiness, quite oily in the mouth but with a developing rough bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Not quite as good as the Cristal, a bit thinner and fizzier or something. It’s an international pale lager with gold foil over the cap. Is that like a bum with a cell phone or a pinto with some 20s? Maybe in between those two.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2006
Pale yellow. Very fizzy. Another international lager. Flavour as you would expect, but it ended with a distinct aftertaste of bile.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
theraven1971 (13) - USA - JUL 8, 2006
Sister-in-law brought a bottle back from her travels in Peru. Inoffensive yet unspectacular in every way. At least I can say I’ve drank a Peruvian beer now.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BENNYH (1) - USA - JUL 5, 2006 does not count
Really great lager, my new favourite! I’ve drunk it in several bars after every bartender seemed to be recommending it so i tried it and it is fabulous!! Really fresh and crisp with a rich aftertaste that just lingers long enough. It knocks the spots of every other Latin lagers - especially the Mexican ones!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hammersm (1) - Oxford, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2006 does not count
The appearance is golden and the aroma is of a fresh beer I think due to the pure ingredients. The flavor is light but still has enough body to be acknolgeded as a qulaity beer. Overall this is my favourite beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2006
Bouteille de 355 ml obtenue achetée à la SAQ. Arôme: Presque rien au nez. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de foin en arrière goût. (Rating #531)

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 40 41 42  43  44 45 46 » 53

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50