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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager - Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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Red Stripe Jamaican LagerRed Stripe Jamaican Lager

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BA SCORE
69
poor

2,850 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 2,850
Reviews: 950
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 20.95%
Wants: 33
Gots: 371 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Jamaica

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-30-2000

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Ratings: 2,850 | Reviews: 950
Photo of Mike7141954
4.88/5  rDev +64.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look I gave a 5 excelellent clarity and beautiful light amber color very close to being a light goldned color.smell wasn't as corny as say bush, I whiffed very light corn aroma. but there;s something in the beer giving it a very slight taste I can't put my fingeron
it lomao maybe it is for maldihyde!!! Joking!, which is one of the reason I like this beer!I give the feeL 5 because I like carbanation! and overall a 5 because It is a primo beer for it's class of cerveza! I have already bought it agin and it sets very well om your head the next day!

Photo of PorterPro125
3.68/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 330 mL Bottle

A- Pours a fizzy golden liquid topped by a thin white head. Typical adjunct appearance.

S- Faint aroma but what I can gather is corn and bready malt.

T- Here's where Red Stripe differs slightly from other adjuncts. Present is the corn and malt of typical adjuncts but with a slight peppery tinge. It's not spicy at all, it more or less just adds to the refreshing characterisitcs.

M- Light without being watery and the right amount of fizzy carbonation. Refreshing like a good Caribbean brew should be.

O- I was skeptical about purchasing Red Stripe because the price was a bit higher than most adjuncts and I know had badly adjuncts can go. Thankfully, I was treated with an excellent brew (for the style) that will make an excellent addition to my summer rotation!

Photo of mdv_062
3.36/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty solid beer. Something I'd buy in a 6 pack.

Photo of Savio
3.67/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good solid beer this. Looks clean, with a nice white head but I find it has no real aroma though. I always find this has a kind of slight peppery taste to it which is not unpleasant and gives it a unique flavour compared to other supermarket bought beers .
A very nice refreshing beer.

Photo of RonJensen
1/5  rDev -66.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Horrible, foul tasting beer, please, stay away from this one.

Photo of brpendergast85
1/5  rDev -66.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Run of the mill adjunct lager.

Photo of rrenjel
2.25/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Taste was very flat overall

Photo of Beeeeeerman
2.75/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nice beer that is made by D & where they have a monopoly on beer being made in Jamaica. I drank a lot of these in my 3 trips to Negril over 20 years ago

Photo of SteveMcQueen36
3.5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Red Stripe is pretty meh.. It's nothing amazing and there are a thousand beers just like it. The bottle is a cool novelty but the logo isn't printed on anymore. Now it's a sticker.

Photo of asharifzadeh1
4.64/5  rDev +56.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

For a "commercial" beer that you can buy at the supermarket, it's great

Photo of Lettsgo3
2/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

We're not in Jamaica anymore so no

Photo of jaydenmeier
4.05/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I like it. Good beer.

Photo of cyoung35
3.5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Easy to drink. Great beer for the beach or after some lawn work.

Photo of stclairvoyant
3.62/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Only marginally better than average, but still a pretty solid beer

Photo of RastaRhino420
3.6/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice herby beer from Jamaica.

Photo of justdropit
3.9/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great bottle for Beersbee (drinking game variation of Frisbee)

Photo of hophugger
2.43/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

rated from previous tasting notes

Photo of aaronm1991
4.1/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orse. Orse. Orse. Orse. Shamazinh

Photo of ryanbp
4.49/5  rDev +51.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Seriously who has voted this down. It's the bollox. Shame on all of you.

Photo of cabelgabel
3.82/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good traditional lager. Try it.

Photo of Safa1
3.16/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When it's hot this beer is great if it is ice cold. It's the true beer drinkers coors light. Coors light folks think damn red stripe is heavy. For the extra bitter India pale fruit basket malted crunch toffee lager drinker...this is a light beer.

Photo of Punisher
2/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

No taste and no aroma

Photo of Weisenbeer
2.34/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Ok, full disclosure. I purchased this in anticipation of my trip to Jamaica next week. I couldn't remember the last time I had a Red Stripe, but it's been years. It's what you would expect. A little skunky and flavorless, but refreshing. It will be just fine for consumption poolside in Jamaica, but that will probably be the last time I drink one until my next trip to that island nation. Ya mon.

Photo of HoppyBastard
2.63/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, pale, yellow color with less than one-finger white head that dissipated quickly until only a ring of small bubbles remained, almost no lacing, slightly less than medium carbonation.

SMELL: corn, grass, syrup and a little skunky, very faint on the nose.

TASTE: initially sweet, some corn and grass and then a mild skunky hop profile, a little watery.

PALATE: light body with less than average carbonation for the style.

OVERALL: this would satisfy me on a hot day after mowing the lawn, it's not offensive but I would never seek this out, there are better, less expensive options available.

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.36/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Bright pale straw color. Poor 1 finger head lasting around a minute. Weak legs with some high activity.

Faint aromas and flavors of corn, herbal spices, fruity orange/banana feel, and slightly skunky. Well balanced between sweet and sour.

Light body with medium carbonation. Short and faint smoky finish ending on the bitter side with a little dryness.

Overall : One step better than the average macro beer but still a little stale and watery.

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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
69 out of 100 based on 2,850 ratings.