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Red Stripe Light - Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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BA SCORE
63
poor

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 2.58
pDev: 24.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Jamaica

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RockyTopHeel on 05-23-2004)
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Reviews by matjack85:
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matjack85

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev +29.8%

I bought a 6 pack of these at the Jewel/Osco store in Glendale Heights, IL for $6.99. It's been awhile since I had a Red Stripe and I didn't even know they made a Red Stripe Light. They come in 11.2oz brown bottles and have the design pained on the bottle rather than using a glued on label. No freshness or born on date.

The beer poured a clear but pale gold color and made a ton of fizzy white head. My glass had over 4 fingers of foam to it and it lasted a little over 2 minutes. No lacing stuck to the glass while the head was receding, but as I started drinking it i could see lots of thin lace hug the sides of the glass with each sip.

This had a green grape/white wine smell to it. Not a bad smell, but not very beer-like.

This tastes more like a wine cooler than a beer. Sweet and fruity is the best way to describe it, with no hop presence at all.

The mouthfeel is light, crisp, and refreshing with medium high carbonation. No complaints with the mouthfeel.

With the low 3.6% abv. there is no taste of alcohol at all in here, so they're really easy to down. The problem I have with it is that it's not really very beer-like.

07-20-2010 00:17:59 | More by matjack85
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tbryan5

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -3.1%

01-16-2013 14:33:42 | More by tbryan5
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JC333

New York

2.5/5  rDev -3.1%

02-19-2014 01:00:22 | More by JC333
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StevenBilodeau

Connecticut

3.38/5  rDev +31%

I poured this beer into a glass from a short stubby bottle, just like the Red Stripe Lager. Now, the picture looks different from what I drank from.

This beer is very, very, very Drinkable. Too Drinkable.

Pours into a glass a very pale yellow color. Little to no head, whatsoever, and doesn't have a impressive smell.

The taste is almost nothing, but it is better than regular light beers. Its around 120 something calories, so it's not like a Bud Select 55. So at least there is some taste in this beer.

The thing about this beer is that you can pound this one, and fast. It's a beer that I see myself having at hot summer parties, when I'm done mowing the lawn, or when I on the beach (Jamaica)

Now, I did enjoy this beer, it is a good light beer. Not a excellent beer, but still a decent summer brew. I would buy this over Corona.

03-07-2010 16:05:01 | More by StevenBilodeau
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.3/5  rDev -10.9%

Another pale fizzy lager, this one is a light straw golde color with heavy streaming carbonation. White head forms thick at first and dwindles quickly down to nothing. Thin speckled lacing not much an eye candy appeal here. Aroma has a grainy cooked vegetable grassy tone to it. Slightly metallic tone going on as well it's really hard to describe because there's not much there. Flavor is light crisp malt sweetness with some harsh grassy herbal tones blended with a metallic finish. Mouthfeel is ligt on the palate but carbonation is really heav for some reason, definitely force carbonated. Drinkabilit overall is an average light lager, it's hard to complain about I know it would be refreshing if in the caribbean, but I'd much rather stick to the original.

05-03-2010 13:30:58 | More by WVbeergeek
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cmwilliq

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -3.1%

02-06-2014 22:46:05 | More by cmwilliq
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.33/5  rDev -9.7%

Big white head slowly settles into a pretty decent lacing above a clear straw golden colored beer.

Sour grains and light corn syrup aroma with maybe a hint of hops.

Sour taste of corn syrup and light grains with maybe a slight bitter hops hint hiding in there.

A very light dry aftertaste on this light bodied affair.

I'll pass on ever intentionally drinking this again.

08-06-2012 22:37:34 | More by LXIXME
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ksiazewski

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -22.5%

05-19-2012 03:43:51 | More by ksiazewski
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cgman1985

Montana

3.25/5  rDev +26%

08-22-2013 06:51:17 | More by cgman1985
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RockyTopHeel

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -3.1%

Beer Review #4 of my cruise on Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas, May 15-22, 2004.

Purchased for my girlfriend just before returning to the boat in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Very, very pale yellow in color, even lighter than most standard ginger ales. Familiar and unoffending to the masses, but completely lacking in pretty much every way to me.

Not much to it, but it's par for the course with light beers, and I might even prefer it to the standard American macros.

05-23-2004 01:32:35 | More by RockyTopHeel
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aval89

California

2.53/5  rDev -1.9%

Poured a light golden colored with bright white 2 finger head.. Actually left a bit of lacing on the glass.

Smelled very sweet..maybe picking up some malts, grain? No hop detection.. Overall light scent not offensive though..

Taste: very very light. Again semi sweet.. Grainy, cooked veggies? Little malts.. Finishes with a slight metallic taste.. Semi dry finish..

Mf is light carbonation.. Light bodied..

Easy to drink but nothing too great..

Cheers!

06-14-2010 08:35:02 | More by aval89
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev +27.1%

Appearance: Pours a very pale foamy color, however I'm disappointed about the lack of foam in this compared to regular Red Stripe once the beer settles. Average to good bubbles.

Smell: Not nearly as sugary as its brother, but I still detect some sweetness. A fairly malty beer for this style. It's mostly just cooked grain. Overall, I'm happy though.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Grain malts with a bit of a metallic (though not unpleasant) aftertaste. Feels kind of watery and leaves a thick, sour aftertaste.

Drinkability: Not that far off from Red Stripe, which is above average.

Overall: Stick with regular Red Stripe.

07-19-2010 21:45:10 | More by tjsdomer2
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

3.05/5  rDev +18.2%

11.2 oz bottle into Wisconsin Brewer's Beer Fest mug.

A: Thin white head, with a light lemon yellow body. Carbonation is present. Small amount of lacing is present.

S: A slightly bold aroma for this light brew. I could not say that I could pick between the light and traditional Red Stripe, from the aroma. A nice bready, deep lager aroma.

T: A bit sweet on the front, which finishes with a very grainy taste. The taste for this brew is not one of its strong suits.

M: Clean on the palate, but the taste does not linger for long, I cannot determine whether that is a good or bad thing.

D: Great for warm weather, a crisp beer. Typical for a light beer, but this one does stand above many others.

07-12-2010 15:51:50 | More by GDBEERMAN
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cjgator3

Florida

2.73/5  rDev +5.8%

11.2oz bottle

A- Short and stubby 11.2oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a pale golden yellow color with a fizzy white head.

S- The aroma is your typical Macro Light Lager with some grain, corn and maybe just a hint of hops.

T- The taste like the aroma starts out with some grains which makes up most of the taste. The finish has just the faintest hint of hops. Not much else to speak of.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, Red Stripe Light is about what I expected it to be. A pretty typical Macro Light Lager that really doesn't stand out against any other in the style. Not horribe, not great either. Probably wouldn't purchase again.

03-16-2010 01:48:07 | More by cjgator3
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Fatehunter

Oregon

1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

Almost a finger of head. Clear, (yellow?) almost colorless body.
Strong metallic smell. Not appealing.
Metallic taste too. Really watery. A metallic bitter at the end. Not enjoyable.
Low carbonation. Light body, but not crisp.
Does anyone really drink this for real?

11-18-2012 03:46:13 | More by Fatehunter
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Hardcore

Hawaii

2.25/5  rDev -12.8%

11-15-2012 15:41:21 | More by Hardcore
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -3.1%

07-16-2012 16:59:11 | More by ChrisL24481
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leinie13

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -3.1%

01-11-2012 02:02:02 | More by leinie13
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HURTemHIZZY

Virginia

2.38/5  rDev -7.8%

IMO far off from the quality of regular red stripe. Color is almost the same, but red stripe light has almost no head and leaves no lacing whatsoever. Looks exactly like bmc to me.

Smell is mostly of grains, although it does have a very slight hint of citrusy hop aroma. Taste is pretty much exactly the same. Almost identical to the american macros, but with a tiny bit more of a hop presence that for me makes it slightly more enjoyable. Very light bodied, almost feels like carbonated water.

03-08-2010 00:57:52 | More by HURTemHIZZY
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev +14.3%

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a small head. Smell is of corn and malts. Taste is crisp, some grains, a tad more flavor than other light beers. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall not the worst light beer I have had, but nothing great.

05-09-2010 13:54:33 | More by tone77
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.03/5  rDev +17.4%

From the 11.2 fl. oz. stubby bottle. Sampled on December 28, 2010. The pour is straw yellow with busy carbonation leading up to a one-inch fizzy white head that simmers down after a bit. The aroma pulls together grass and malts with a hint of hoppiness and accompanying adjuncts. The bidy is thin to medium which is not unusual with a light beer. The taste is also grassy and malty. For a light beer it is fairly drinkable.

12-28-2010 23:07:28 | More by puboflyons
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emerge077

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev +15.5%

Poured from an 11.2 oz grenade bottle, into a highball glass.

Pale gold with fizzy carbonation. Feeble head of foam, fades relatively fast leaving random spottiness around the edges.

Faint aroma of wet barley, apple, and sweet corn.

Taste is pretty basic and utilitarian, wet grain and mild sweetness suggesting apple and corn again. Feels fizzy, yet dry and clean. Super easy to drink without thinking about it. Pretty average lager with no off flavors.

12-25-2010 04:48:04 | More by emerge077
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twentyfour01

New York

3.75/5  rDev +45.3%

06-13-2012 21:47:35 | More by twentyfour01
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buzzed

Texas

3/5  rDev +16.3%

09-29-2012 16:17:30 | More by buzzed
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +16.3%

04-04-2013 10:34:14 | More by bigbeers84
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Red Stripe Light from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
63 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.