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


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RATINGS: 586   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.07/5   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 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
drsordr (2371) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Reasonable flavor for a light lager. No offending tastes, but nothing special. No hops, reasonable malt.. Actually liked the regular better than the malta

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TEJA (2433) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle from Hökarängens cericheria. Big and lasting white head over a clear solid golden color. Big malty aroma with a tiny vegetables tuch. Sweet malty taste with a low bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kto (911) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 14, 2016
0.33l bottle from denner, bb 04/2016. pours a clear deep golden with a small white head. aroma of honey, sweet grains. flavour of the same, butter, quite fruity. not too watery. ok-ish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerRenter76 (834) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
It poured a very light yellow body with adequate carbonation, and the head was thin. Strong aroma of honey, with some grassy hints as well. Flavor was similar to aroma. Overall it was ok, but i wont purchase it again. Originally rated on 10/25/16.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
anstei (1226) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 8, 2016
Bottle. Well, what’s non-obvious can I say about this... Slightly buttery on the tongue, with a soft and light carbonation. Despite the malt sweetness rather dry. Only a little corny. Better than others, or rather different.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
shrubber85 (10756) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle. Corn, barley malt, and straw aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Mildly sweet corn/barley malt and mildly bitter straw flavor. Decent body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Maits (173) - ESTONIA - AUG 12, 2016
Dark golden lager with small white head gone quickly. Aroma sweet corn. Light bodied, taste sweet corn, watery, grass. Carbonation is OK. Overall typical pale lager with some corn notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maxeas (4) - Mendoza, ARGENTINA - AUG 9, 2016 does not count
Dégustée en bouteille de 33cl. Robe dorée. Un nez puissant de céréales aux notes maltés (qui ferait presque penser à une London pride). Le goût est plus léger que le nez et la bière s’efface trop vite en bouche. Même si elle est un peu trop discrète, la cusquena est une des (rares) bonnes Lager d’Amérique du Sud.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DocJitsu (1706) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Imbibed from the bottle at Mar y Tierra Peruvian restaurant in Miami. If you’ve had Cristal, you’ve had Cusqueño. Same corn sweetness and softer carbonation as Cristal.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
wombat23 (761) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Golden color with a small white head. Aroma of corn and light malts. Taste is light malt, stale grass, and corn. Watery finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (6083) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle: (as Golden Lager, but bar code matches this one) Clear, deep gold with a small, off-white head. Sweet corn, barley aroma. Sweet and mild....grain and corn malts. Actually, quite good.....nothing off, no skunk, no harshness. Points also for the very cool molded stone pattern in the bottle’s glass. Enjoyable.

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