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


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RATINGS: 595   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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Fukito (1059) - 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.

kp (10882) - 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

natejgood (512) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - OCT 6, 2008
I just returned from Peru and had a number of these on my trip. It doesn’t have a lot of flavor or body, but is easy enough to drink. It is rather booring to drunk, but other than that I have no real complaints.

beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 26, 2008
pale color no real head smells malty and of maize and almoust no hops as tasteless as in smell almoust no palate deadly booring

ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, light gold body with six to seven lazy, disinterested bubbles floating around. Smell: Pale malts with some light cereal notes. Taste: Palt maltiness, a touch cereal, but not overly sweet. Not much in the way of hop character. More of the same till the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A good beer? Heavens, no! It’s weak and watery. But at least there are no foul or offensive flavors running loose in here. I guess that’s a fair trade.

Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Dankole. Pours a clear gold with a huge 4 finger white head and decent lacing. Nose is light grassy hops and sweet corn. Taste is malt, grain and honey with a minimal bitter hops finish. Light-to-medium mouth feel. Drinkable.

ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Pours a very light pale color with a small almost non existent head. Smells of corn and not much malt. First sip is tad bitter with a slight hop presence but not much flavor. Very light bodied with average carbonation. Very typical for beers from South America. Just enough flavor to be called a “beer”.

ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2008
(Sample at September 12, 2008 Beer Club Meeting) This looks as if it initially poured a deeper color, almost orange, then lightened as its small head bubbled away into the glass. Its smell reminds me of a German brewery. Its taste... I hear someone say, "rusty coins". Great... now I taste rusty coins. It does have a metallic bite to it, but not overly so. This one is malty for a Latin American lager. Sweet, too. I do like this. The tongue swells a little at the aftertaste. This is a welcomed change from the commom skunky Latin American pale lager.

DocLock (10702) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark straw with 2-finger splotchy white head. Nose is grainy pale malt and hopcitrus. Tastes grainy pale malty, with some fruit and hopcitric notes. Gets a bit tart late and loses some flavor, but all in all not too bad.

BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Bottled. Yep it’s a pale lager from Peru. It’s not bad but it’s most redeeming quality is that it provides me the opportunity to mark Peru off my list of countries.

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