Red Stripe Jamaican Lager - Desnoes & Geddes Limited

Not Rated.
Red Stripe Jamaican LagerRed Stripe Jamaican Lager

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
69
poor

2,863 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,863
Reviews: 956
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 20.95%
Wants: 34
Gots: 388 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Desnoes & Geddes Limited visit their website
Jamaica

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (13) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view more.
Ratings: 2,863 | Reviews: 956
Photo of pat61
3.17/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Spritzy brilliant gold under a 1” white foam collar that grips the side of the glass.
S: Light grain and traces of apple but not a lot of aroma
T: Light grains, some light apple, some bitterness on the finish but the hops have a little bit of an acrid, almost dirty quality – not skunk but not altogether pleasant.
F: Light, slightly above average carbonation with a little carbonic acid bite on the finish.
O: A pretty beer with bad hops.

Photo of Kon_Doc-08
2/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Taste like skunk piss. But i have had worse

Photo of WineGuy3000
2.81/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Quick review. Looks boring, smells & tastes corny (literally). The mouthfeel is pleasantly sneakily malty, but that might be the only redeeming quality this beer offers (for me anyway).

Photo of Libeertarian
2.81/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Lighter than straw, very thin and very clear in appearance. Head is delicate and wispy, going down in a hurry but forming a decent film. Smells of grain, adjunct, maybe esters. Taste and aftertaste are both strong of honey, indicating heavy use of corn in the bill. Touch of lemon. Slightly bitter, almost rindy up front, more bready on the finish. Medium to high level of carbonation. Not as thin as you might expect but still light-bodied. Crisp and refreshing, not the cleanest finish though.

Photo of Germanstylefan7896
2.05/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

More of a beer marketed for fun and the beach. Taste is just a step above like a Coors. Pretty run of the mill. They taste a bit fresher closer to the Carribean. I have seen this beer on sale for less than a Bud/Coors. I would go for it if you have never had it, comes in a short bottle makes it seem like you drink them faster.

Photo of bkeithward
2.78/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

My first beer ever (might have given it more than it deserved). I had it in Jamaica when I was 18. Looking back Red Stripe began my search for the world's best beers.

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.

to view more.
Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
69 out of 100 based on 2,863 ratings.