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

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RATINGS: 529   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.


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0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, - 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


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ItyMeuh (35) - Danderhall, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Not offensive. I'd rather have this than Beck's, I guess. But not worth your time. Shouldn't be called beer... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fellebag (912) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
33cl bottle. Small white head. Clear pilsener color. Aroma is forest, rain water and malt. Taste is calm malt and rain water leaves.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cimbasso (252) - - NOV 23, 2014
Sampled from a 62cl bottle. A golden colour with a slightly red tinge. Whitish head. The has malty aromas and a creamy malt taste. Surprisingly full tasting, but not much bitterness. Slightly sweet, toffee-like taste and very light hop flavour. Not dreadful, but not particularly great. I like the Inca wall depicted in the glass of the bottle.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lore (1224) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 21, 2014
Clear golden colour, average size white head; aroma of maltyness with some vegetables; taste is the same with minimal hoppy bitterness - drinkable

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NallePalle (154) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle @ Plane Food, London. Not bad lager, not too carbonated, taste is present.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
jonnyguns (1076) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle in Peru. Smell doesn't have much, maybe some light grain. Taste is so light, watery even. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fatehunter (1400) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours a thin head on a straw body. The aroma is mild grain. The taste is grainy with mild bitterness. The texture is crisp with a bit more body than expected. The flavor isn’t too bad. Great with Peruvian food.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2302) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2014
bit beery that quickly fades. bit of dry some creaminess and perfume of fruit. little booze as much else is lacking. light toffee.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2014
My mom brought this one back from a trip to Peru. +++ sampled from a 330 ml brown bottle this beer poured a dark golden color with a small foamy white head that faded and left minimal lacing. The aroma was malty, sweet, tangy, corny and had a bit of citrus. The flavor was sweet and tangy sugar, corn, a bit of yeast, citrus and a hint of sour mash. Medium length finish. Medium body. Basic macro lager style.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
bottle. golden with one finger head. lightly sweet with plenty of corn. very mild hops. below average.


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