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


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RATINGS: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, - MAR 4, 2006
hmmmmm, another pale lager, except this one is from Peru. Grabbin a bottle opener. Pourin into my favorite taster, a 20 oz british "Nonic" glass. Pours a very standard pale yellow, with a very friendly looking very stable head of tiny pure white bubbles. carbonation seems to be fairly high. Aroma, well from about a foot away it smells very VERY much of co2, but I will now bring it to my nose. metalic malt is dominant, not very intresting. Palat is thin and a little sandy. the taste is pretty awful. metaicly sweet with a heavy dose of skunk. no undertones, no plesantness, just awful. Aftertaste is sickley sweet. Drain pour. Bassed on the other ratings, I’m thinkin mabby mine is spoiled. Cheers

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
jjgmd (2040) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle, with Josh and Audrie, at dinner in Santiago, Chile at D’leite....pours a clear golden color with an ephemeral small white head. Nose is grainy and bland. Taste , or more to the point there is no taste, bland and watery. Must be the Corona or Bud of Peru...would have happier with a coke ! Quaff Score 2 / 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkSachon (958) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2016
12 oz bottle from Nazca Mochica Restaurant in Dupont Circle,Washington, D.C. Cost was $8.00 Tasted rather crisp and very clean. Maybe a bit on the weak side but went well with the cuisine.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1175) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Aroma - is pretty straightforward, a combination of toasty and caramel malt. Appearance - the body is a slightly hazed, light amber. The head is white and around 1/2" and settles slowly. Taste - has slight toast, corn, and caramel malt flavor. Hops are pretty muted, but there is some grass hop deep in there. Palate - medium body, smooth texture, average carbonation, and a brief sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TEJA (2536) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle from Hökarängens cericheria. Big and lasting white head over a clear solid golden color. Big malty aroma with a tiny vegetables tuch. Sweet malty taste with a low bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kto (985) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 14, 2016
0.33l bottle from denner, bb 04/2016. pours a clear deep golden with a small white head. aroma of honey, sweet grains. flavour of the same, butter, quite fruity. not too watery. ok-ish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerRenter76 (845) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
It poured a very light yellow body with adequate carbonation, and the head was thin. Strong aroma of honey, with some grassy hints as well. Flavor was similar to aroma. Overall it was ok, but i wont purchase it again. Originally rated on 10/25/16.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
anstei (1360) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 8, 2016
Bottle. Well, what’s non-obvious can I say about this... Slightly buttery on the tongue, with a soft and light carbonation. Despite the malt sweetness rather dry. Only a little corny. Better than others, or rather different.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
shrubber85 (10885) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle. Corn, barley malt, and straw aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Mildly sweet corn/barley malt and mildly bitter straw flavor. Decent body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Maits (199) - ESTONIA - AUG 12, 2016
Dark golden lager with small white head gone quickly. Aroma sweet corn. Light bodied, taste sweet corn, watery, grass. Carbonation is OK. Overall typical pale lager with some corn notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maxeas (4) - Mendoza, ARGENTINA - AUG 9, 2016 does not count
Dégustée en bouteille de 33cl. Robe dorée. Un nez puissant de céréales aux notes maltés (qui ferait presque penser à une London pride). Le goût est plus léger que le nez et la bière s’efface trop vite en bouche. Même si elle est un peu trop discrète, la cusquena est une des (rares) bonnes Lager d’Amérique du Sud.

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