BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2003
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Doesn't taste BAD necessarily, it just doesn't TASTE. I was sampling this by a fire, in the virtual dark, and I could still see right through it. I thought it was a Sprite. Kenya's entry into the specialty water arena.
McWhite (107) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (in Tanzania, so possibly fresher?) Orange color with a sweet, yet slightly metallic smell. Watery, smooth and slightly grassy taste. Not too bad given the selection of beers I came across in Tanzania, but I'd rather have a Safari Lager.
Side note: the label I have from Tanzania lists it as brewed in Tanzania, and brewed in east africa since 1923. What's funny is it also says "Its famous refreshing taste and finest quality has earned Tusker over 16 gold medals in the International Monde Selection beer awards."
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. This beer commemorates the memory of the owner of Kenya Brewery, George Hurst, who died in 1923, the year after he founded the company. It is called Tusker because he was killed by a charging elephant during a hunt. Refreshing enough.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Another in the list of "I bought this based on the packaging" (my gf likes elephants.) Grassy hop notes and aroma. pale yellowy god colour, with little head. Would not buy again... to drink anyways.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is a dinkable lager nothing special. Grassy and malt flavor. Finish is plain and light.
TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2003
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Palate? What palate? My well water has more flavor than this beer. Wasn't much impressed with this beer, it had a slight fruity, sweet flavor that was gone before I swallowed. Though I suppose if you live in Kenya anything liquid and cold would be thirst quenching.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2003
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
I was at Spirit Haus in Amherst, MA last night, and i was like, "hey cool, a beer from Kenya!" Now i have to say up front that i didn't have hugely high expectations for this beer to begin with. I poured it and it had a huge frickin' head on it. so much so that at first i thought i had a glass full of foam, nothing else. then the foam decided to give me some beer. i kinda wish the foam had kept the beer. It had absolutely no taste. I had this outside by a fire late at night. it was almost pitch dark out and i could see through the beer clearly. i think the Kenyan army must look through glasses of this beer in darkness because of its night vision capibilities. The taste was reminiscent of...hmmm, it's somthing i've had before, oh yes, water. it was like i was looking at and tasting water. i thought elephants were supposed to never forget anything...the elephant on the front of the beer obviously forgot to put the beer in this water.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pale yellow, thick white head with a bland malty smell. mildly sweet malty flavor with a wierd rice finish. Not anywhere near good, but I guess it would be alright it an equatorial summer
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light golden hue. Grassy grainy nose. Small, big bubbled, white head. Starts with pale malts, light body, finishing with a hint of hops, grassiness, and a weird sweetness.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty light, straightforward, sweet, mild hop finish, mild graininess. Decent thirst quencher.