Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear pale gold colour with fast fading rocky white head.Tangy mild malt nose. Tangy malt taste with bitter sweet finish.
DuffMan (8051) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad, middle-of-the-road. Pale gold, bready aroma predominates. Malt-dominated palate, a little too sweet. Better when served ice cold.
johndoughty (4442) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden yellow appearance. Dryish, reasonably refreshing and left no lacing.Inoffensive and bland.
legion242 (2336) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Another example of one that probably would taste really awesome in it’s home country- perhaps while os a safarii to hunt elephabts for their ivory.
Boutip (5207) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2012 500ml bottle: Poured a very pale yellow color lager with nice foamy with head with better retention then expected. Aroma of malt and hops are very faint and almost non-existent. Taste is refreshing with some malt and very little hops. The surprising thing about this one is that it is not skunk even though is traveled 5000 miles in a light brown bottle.
Re-rate late 2011 drank fresh at the source (Kenya): Not bad but still too sweet for my taste. Corn can still be felt.
Tmoney99 (12050) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Belmont Package in Fort Wayne. Clear amber with small white head that was gone instantly. Small grain aroma. Light body. Little flavor with short sweet finish.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Watery golden colour with a medium white head. Light sweet malty, grainy aroma and a thin sweet taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2005
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is now brewed under licence across the border by Tanzanian Breweries (SABMIller). Not sure if they have an exclusive contract but all the Tusker I saw in Kenya and Tanzania in Sep 2005 was brewed by Tanzanian Breweries. Surprising, as the brewers used to be arch rivals. Anyway, this is not a patch on the Tusker malt lager. It’s a typical sugary-corny African lager. Hello taste? Pale gold, thin head. Aroma of corn starch and sugar water. The palate is thin and fizzy. Flavourwise, it’s corn and sugar water, with a light metallic bite from TB’s piss-poor bittering hop.
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At fist sip I was a bit concerned...the bitterness of the hops seemed to threaten a coup. As I pushed throught the undergrowth I came into contact with the wisps of vanilla and touch of banana that gives this little lager its drinkability. Not wonderful, but far from bad.
joergen (23823) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pale yellow coloured with a white head.
Aroma of malts and grain with bitter notes.
Flavour of malts and grain with notes of hops and butter.