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“Best beer in Ecuador” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cherusker

Cherusker
Joaquin Pinto E7-85 Y Diego De Almagro, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-601-2142
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Ranked #164 of 583 Restaurants in Quito
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Berlin, Germany
1 review
“Best beer in Ecuador”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

OK, that is not so hard in a country where the local brews are only few and sadly all pretty weak in taste.

BUT, I can say that even by European standards all the Cherusker beers are great. I tried the Rubia (Blonde) which is a type of Münchner Helles, very tasty and the Dragon Rojo which reminded me of a trappiste but not quite as strong in alcohol. They have two other varieties which I did not try. The beer is made in their own brewery and up until now exclusive to this pub and Biergarden. Important for beer aficionados: beer is on tap and has a perfect temperature, comes with the typical German style foam on top (Blume), most other places in Ecuador only serve bottled beer.

Nice atmosphere, very helpful and friendly staff. Also some German food (sausages, potato salad, sauerkraut) which tasted great together with the beer. Very short walk (1 min.) from Plaza Foch.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Quito, Ecuador
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Crappiest place in town, BEWARE!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I will divide my comment in 5 sections
1. “Great Beer” – It is true that in Quito you can only find regular pale lagers, so it is not "the" place for beer, but even though, the beer at Cherusker has less quality than a regular one from the draft; so, for somebody that knows about beer this one is simply not good.
2. “Unique Ambiance” – Looking for a pub ambiance? A place to enjoy a good chat with a friend? Please do not come here! The place is crappy, the music is also crappy and incredibly loud (like inside a discotheque) it is almost impossible to have a conversation.
3. “German style food” – Nachos with guacamole, a typical German delight!
4. “Good service” – We asked for another couple of beers, the waiter answers “I wont give you anything more” we asked why, his answer “I don’t like you”. We went to the administrator and he says “there is nothing I can do for you guys”… and I thought that service at the airports was bad, I was so wrong!
5. “DANGER” – Beware, it is located in one of the most dangerous corners of the pink zone, if you leave the place after midnight be extremely careful.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Ayampe
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“finally good beer in Ecuador”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I am from Germany and of course I like beer. So I am happy that I found this place where the German owner Florian makes his own beer, They have 4 different beers so there will be a taste for everybody.
There are always a lot of people, even a lot of Ecuadorian go there, so if you want to meet people this place is perfect for you.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hamburg, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good prices, unique ambiance and nice beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The prices are not very low, but fair and adequate.
The house is really spectacular: good music, diversified ambiences, security and nice people.
They offer four types of their own beer. A German Hefeweizen, an Belgian Ale, an english Out-Meal Stout and something like an Hoppy Reddish Ale.

I dont know all the brewpubs in Ecuador, but in Quito Cherusker is definitely the best one.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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La Paz, Bolivia
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“May think its beer is good, but from an expert, this is far from the truth”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Even if it might have been a bad set of batches, the beer at Cherusker is off. Although they make their own and have more than the normal set of tasteless lagers, those at least taste like lagers. The red ale was not red, nor an ale, while the black beer was unfinishable. It may just be an issue of not having used the correct yeast, which may be a simple limitation of being in Ecuador, but it made every beer very tart and sour. Their blonde would have passed as a quite tasty blanche or wit beer if it was labelled as such, despite not being made out of wheat. If you are looking for good beer in Quito, avoid this place, keep looking.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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