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%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
hfmejias (1283) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2013
11.2 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Malts and grain on the nose. Taste is sweet from malts mild bitterness, nothing really special about it a typical pale lager. Refreshing thou.

adamnowek (2709) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2017
Bottle from a trade with CH-303. Thanks! Colour is bright golden with only slightly visible carbonation. No head. Aroma is corn and some caramel. Taste is quite sweet, with banana, apple, and malt. Texture is somewhat heavy and sticky.

luttonm (6270) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle in Lima. Thin white bubbles. A shade darker gold, very clear. Skunky, perfumey corn. Fairly rich "premium" flavor, a bit heavy malt. Not the most refreshing body, with a lighter carbonation. Sweet finish.

MarcoDL (4920) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2017
Can at tasting. Golden pour. Aroma of pale malt and water. Taste has malt and nothing more. Watery, but yeah well, what do you expect.

Karstenborg (1075) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2017
Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is grain, malt and caramel. Taste is caramel, bread and malt

Cokemonkey11 (879) - - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle. Pours golden pale with a thin head subsiding fast. Scent is light apples/honey. Taste is flat pale lager with some sweetness. Finish is slightly apple in flavor. Good.

hawthorne00 (3941) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2016
Bottle. Amber to gold with a white head. Aroma of crackers, corn, some lemon. Watery. Very bland with a little cardboard, caramel, faint bitterness that’s even more faintly grassy. Pretty standard fare - dull but no disaster.

jjgmd (2161) - 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

MarkSachon (1023) - 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.

DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - 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.

TEJA (3056) - 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.

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