b33r (869) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had in Peru on vacation. This was my favorite of the very small selection I had to choose from. It was a darker gold color than Pilsen and Cristal with a stronger malt flavor.
KingGambrinus (117) - Santiago, CHILE - JUN 16, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle). It was pretty surprising. Has a sweet malt aroma, with honey and grain notes. Pleasant flavor, malty, hoppy, and sweet, but weak in bitterness and body. If it was less watery this could be a lot better, because it’s not a bad macro, it’s totally above the rest of most South American macros.
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had Cusquena in the back of a Restaurant in Ollataytambo, Peru. We were finishing the second to last day of a 5 day trek to Machu Picchu. It was a cool way to wind down from a pretty arduous trek, we played cards in the back of the restaurant and drank Cusquena with a couple of folks from South Africa.
Now that I’ve set the mood...
Cusquena was light in body, but very refreshing and with a good malty flavor. It tasted more like a German lager than an American Macro Lager, possibly from munich malt? It also had a nice, noble hop aroma to it.
I might have had a different experience with this beer because I drank it very close to where it is brewed.
By the time we left, we plowed through quite a few of the big bottles, which we shared.
JPDIPSO (6000) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light golden color with a hint of tan. Modest lid of 0ff-white bubbles. Grain and light wort aromas, along with hints of earth, corn and herbs. Grainy flavors in the beginning. Alcohol shows itself early in the middle and carries to the finish. Some woody bitterness near the finish along with some metal. Not very clean.
dutch23mp (317) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle full head that holds. normal taste of a lager beer. had this while traveling to Peru
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Grainy and hoppy aroma. Yellow color, irregular white head, few lace. Light sweet, light bitter, grainy/malty. Medium body. Not bad, just uninteresting.
wheresthepath (2229) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2008
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2008 [330ml bottle from Asda High Wycombe] 28/12/2007: Rather nice packaging - we’ve taken to calling it Peruvian Goldtop. Surprisingly deep amber for a lager, reminds me very much of Fosters. Otherwise just another average world lager really... nothing bad here, refreshing enough cold, but also nothing to make it stand out. This is one for the Budweiser crowd do drink and boast of their "exotic" tastes, without having strayed out of their comfort zone. Boring.
20/6/2008 re-rate: Enjoyed this much more on a second taste - perhaps I wasn’t in the mood the first time. A nice soft mouthfeel, strong taste of honey with grassy hops in the aftertaste. Ratings given are average of two tastes.
blutt59 (6552) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle, straw color with malty mexican beer taste, slightly bitter and tinny finish, it was a typical cheap beer
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours yellow and fizzy. Smells of dry malt, caramel, apples. Tastes of sweet caramel, some corn, apples, touches of bitterness. Some straw on the finish. An okay lawnmower beer.
harrisoni (17692) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle on Virgin train from Euston to Liverpool. Gold, lasting off white head. Not unpleasant lager aroma, some hop on there. Slightly creamy in mouth. Very acceptable lager. Good hop sting on finish. Would drink that again.