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45
style
Brewed by Backus y Johnston (SABMiller)
Style: Pale Lager
Lima, Peru

bottled
available

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RATINGS: 593   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
daknole (10923) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Gold pour, small white head. Aroma is pure corn and malt. No real body, sweet corn flavor and light malts. Not overly carbonated which makes it relatively smooth, but not worth drinking again.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (4936) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Bottle: Poured a golden color with a white head. Aroma is sweet grass. Taste is malt and slight grass.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
KnutAlbert (6746) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2008
At last, a bottle of lager from Peru! Slightly bready aroma. A little rubber, some sourness, all together another nasty exotic lager. tick

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
altacyr (144) - Campinas, BRAZIL - DEC 7, 2008
Perfume e sabor suaves. Coloração âmbar, com espuma suave. Superou as expectativas.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Had from the bottle that was purchased in Monterrey, Mexico. It pours a clear yellow with a nice fluffy head. It smells of corn and malt with a slight hint of hops. It is smooth but earthy and malty and not generally pleasing. I imagine on a hot day it would be OK.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
tgncc (3118) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2008
The bottle I got from the store was much cooler than the one pictured on the right. The aroma is standard for the type: a mix of malts, hops, grass, adjuncts. Common straw color with white head, strong carbonation. Flavor is corn, sweet malts, salt, cereal, light hops. The finish has a light hoppiness which is reasonably ok. Somewhat salty throughout. (Must be the water they use). In a disparaged beer category, this one is not bad for the type.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
lithilorn (281) - Covilhã, PORTUGAL - OCT 25, 2008
pale gold body and white head. grainy and herbs aroma. sweet and little salty in the flavor. watery and refraishing. Not bad for a south-american beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Picked up at Maruhn Getränke in Darmstadt. Pours a medium golden yellow color. Aromas of hops, grains, and a touch of something fruity. Flavor has a nice hop action going for it, with a cheerios like taste.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fukito (1031) - Santiago, CHILE - OCT 16, 2008
Can, october 08. Clear, golden color with fizzy carbonatation and a small, disappearing white head. Flavor is not that ba for a pale lager. Chilled, but with an almost perceptible malt backbone and decent bittersweetness. A bit of skunk and a salty finish. Aroma is a bit of skunk and the faintest touch of herbal hopiness. Palate is a little bit fuller than most pale lagers, firm too. Almost a bit of flavor while remaining refreshing. King among leppers.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Name: Cusquena
Date: 09/13/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

Appearance: clear gold, wispy white head, bits of drippy lace,
Aroma: light malt aroma with light floral hops,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, light floral hops, light bitterness,

Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 6/20
Rating: 1.9/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: 4


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