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


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RATINGS: 487   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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   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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jtclockwork (7132) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours pale gold with white head. Nose and taste of corn, tin metal, spent grain and skunk. Light bodied.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
belgis (99) - LATVIA - APR 10, 2014
Almost no smell, small foam, tastes slightly malty, almost no bitterness, but still drinkable

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adodo (40) - Riga, LATVIA - APR 10, 2014
Weak aroma little sweetish but not really anything. Clear orange, no head. Medium sweetness, medium sourness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hobsch (373) - Cologne, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
Bottle 0.33l. Pours clear golden with white head. Aroma is malty, corn, slightly sour, metallic. Taste is light bitter, medium sweet, corn, malt. Light bodied, watery, bit artificial. Drinkable but nothing special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
gyllenbock (4091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle at Supper. (my first one from Peru) Clear golden with a small white head. Thin with butter, bread and something "sour". Really boring. It’s a tick.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ThirstyBird (1217) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2014
Pours a a clear golden color with a quickly dissipating cream colored head. The smell is grain, rich malt, a hint of caramel. The taste is very sweet malt, caramel, diluted molasses ending a bit dry. Medium body and the carbonation is a bit course. This isn’t much fun to drink as it is very sweet and malty without much in the way of interesting taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pjtaelman (33) - SPAIN - FEB 15, 2014
One of the better peruvian beers. Tastes great in Peru, but I bought it from the supermarket and thought it was just an average lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (717) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Appearance: a clear golden/amber with finger thick white head. Aroma: Floral, corn, biscuit and pepper. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitter and sourness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt malty quite sweet but generally balanced finish. Comments: tasty and surprisingly enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
s_hartshorne (647) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle sainsburys. Light amber colour shorlived head. Aroma is pale malts. Not bad strong pale malty flavour. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty good larger.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mr_Pink_152 (293) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Bottles from supermarket. A very typical golden fizzy lager. Would be nice for a summer BBQ

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