“Tusker Lager has been brewed in East Africa since 1922. Named after the elephant that killed George Hurst, one of the brewery’s founders, Tusker claims that special heritage of being one of the first beers in East Africa. Over the years, this unique lager has become a part of East Africa’s rich tradition.
Tusker is brewed with high quality malt, made from equatorial barley grown at the base of Mt. Kenya, choicest hops and water that springs from the renowned Aberdare mountain ranges. Tusker’s famous crisp, refreshing taste and finest quality has continuously earned Gold Meals in the prestigious International Monde Selection Awards.”
The nose doesn’t give away much of anything at all. The beer pours a light straw color with a quick fading head. The taste is light and refreshing, with a hint of sweetness to it, almost a bit of crispness to it – Honey? Lemon? To be frank, it isn’t amazing in that it leaves a lasting impression but it does give you a fresh light taste.
There really is no aftertaste but the after…effect leaves a dry finish. Which is surprising to how light the initial taste is. I don’t know if I would go out of my way to purchase these as an import but if I was there in Kenya I could easily see myself enjoying this beer on a hot summer day. It is also something that I could see myself drinking all day, since there isn’t much to it. It would be hard to get tired of, but then again it is nothing that I could call out if you switched it out with any other nameless beers.
I give this beer a 2.5 out of 5 bananas. My hope is to try this brew next to the source and see if that atmosphere improves the taste to make it something a little more memorable.