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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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2,511 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,511
Reviews: 893
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 20.81%
Wants: 22
Gots: 159 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Desnoes & Geddes Limited visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-30-2000)
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Reviews by DoctorStrangiato:
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Alberta (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +23.5%

Poured a 330-ml stubby brown bottle into a draught glass.

Appearance - brilliant yellow beer with a short-lived 1/4-inch head. Fades to ultra-thin surface bubbles but boasts a heavy carbonation factor, fizz secod to none.

Smell - heavy on the corn and cooked veggies. Clean, sweet light malt aromas.

Taste - it is what it is in terms of flavour but the crispness is a major asset for the brew, giving it a life all its own. Some quick tribute to hop extract at the end and a sudden finish.

Mouthfeel - high on the carbonation, sparkle and bite are what you get. If it's what you're looking for you can't go wrong with this offering.

Drinkability - quite frankly, this is better right out of the bottle. Numerous people said I would like this, not even knowing my style preferences and yet they were right. $14 for a 6-pack is too much, and yet this is what it felt like to drink from a stubby back in the day. Neat!

04-03-2010 22:51:16 | More by DoctorStrangiato
More User Reviews:
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4.26/5  rDev +43%

Appearance: The appearance of Red Stripe was of a normal lager. Hard to tell the color due to the brown and unique bottle that it came in.

Smell: I was able to smell the hops within this brew. I thought it was a pleasant smell.

Taste- I really like the taste of this beer. It was smooth and I was able to taste the alcohol.

Mouthfeel- The texture of the beer is very smooth.

Overall- I thought this was a good beer overall and I would drink it again.

02-23-2013 22:23:24 | More by RyanLaCount03
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Newfoundland (Canada)

2/5  rDev -32.9%

09-28-2013 22:54:43 | More by cam477
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

10-08-2012 13:32:31 | More by beerhunter13
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

06-22-2014 02:02:20 | More by DanGeo
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3.38/5  rDev +13.4%

Red Stripe is a mild pilsner with a mild flavor and a slight hop bitterness. Don't look for robust flavor. What you find is a crisp refreshing light ale that is great for the hot but breezy sun of Jamaica. Light on the palate and very drinkable.

Red Stripe is a beer that is best drank within it's environment just like Balashi from Aruba is. Reminds me of a less skunky Heineken. The pickin' is slim in Jamaica so this is my top beer choice.

07-20-2009 16:14:12 | More by ExtraStout
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New York

3/5  rDev +0.7%

06-29-2013 15:46:26 | More by MadScientist
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4/5  rDev +34.2%

09-12-2012 01:27:51 | More by tohe9384
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3.1/5  rDev +4%

Red Stripe Jamaican Lager. Bottle states that for 75 years the spirit, rhythm and pulse of Jamaica has been embodied in this beer... lets see.

A- Pours a very clean light straw yellow liquid that sends a nicly active thick white head in to action. This head then falls leaving a foamy ring around the glass and slight lace retention.

S- I smell sweet corn malts, sugar and maybe even a little hop stank. Kind of a dull overall scent.

T- At first is the very sugery sweet corn and malts followed by a murky thick grain flavor that is overpowering to the finish. Very light notes of yeasty properties at end of taste.

M-D- Mouthfeel is almost an artifical smooth feeling on my tongue tricking it to allow the beer to go down, almost to thick feel.
I will give this one a plus on drinkablity, it contains nothing that would stop a party beer from happening... its from Jamaica mon!

05-04-2009 05:13:18 | More by wesbrownyeah
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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-16-2013 14:33:02 | More by tbryan5
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1.5/5  rDev -49.7%

12-12-2013 04:09:50 | More by SuomiHobbit
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Rhode Island

3/5  rDev +0.7%

04-09-2014 15:52:13 | More by MikeC144
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5/5  rDev +67.8%

03-25-2012 00:28:05 | More by markallmon
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1.5/5  rDev -49.7%

06-22-2014 02:07:46 | More by jonny1138
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Alberta (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

08-21-2013 15:16:55 | More by FadetoBock
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1/5  rDev -66.4%

08-03-2012 01:51:28 | More by TheAdamConners
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

08-13-2012 19:25:46 | More by danthehopslamman
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3.6/5  rDev +20.8%

12 onz brown bottle No freshness date .

The appearance is golden color with nice (did'nt expect) white head.It smells like something mustard not bad. A really nice taste hop and some bitterness but very low. It can dry your mouth.One is good the other one maybe other day.

06-23-2007 04:17:33 | More by BeerDreadz
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2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

05-15-2014 03:27:42 | More by DaftPatrick
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3.1/5  rDev +4%

A- The beer has a good golden color with a foamy white head.

S- The smell of a pretty yeasty sweet adjunct beer.

T-The Taste isn't too bad for what it is. It has a more European taste then the typical sweet cervezas and American pilsners.

M-The beer is very carbonated, which makes it more refreshing.

D-Very light and drinkable. This beer sits well and is definitely something you could crack open at someone's party and not be in pain like drinking a Coors.

Beer is beer, and when you're sitting around with your buddies and they toss you a Red Stripe, you got to take it for what it is and just enjoy life.

05-12-2010 09:37:06 | More by 3HovsepiansBrews
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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

08-25-2012 03:15:44 | More by BK2084
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

08-06-2014 04:11:31 | More by Afroman
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

04-06-2012 17:55:32 | More by DWolf
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1.5/5  rDev -49.7%

01-08-2012 22:28:34 | More by WuAnquo1
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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Presentation: 12oz custom brown "shorty" bottle with a red & white painted label. No freshness date. Label states: "For over 65 years Red Stripe has embodied the spirit, rhythum and pulse of Jamaica and its people." -- hey, I thought that was marijuana that did that?

Appearance: Clear pale gold in colour with lively carbonation and a healthy creamy white lace of a head.

Smell: Faint hop and grain aroma, with a touch of sulfur.

Taste: Light to medium body. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth and creamy on the palate (from the carbonation). Upfront dextrin sweetness followed by a rather lemon/lime hop bitterness, a slight crisp snap and a brush of coarse hop leaf on the palate. Finishes with a light grain dryness and grain/steely flavour.

Notes: Not a bad brew. Refreshing. Goes great with jerked foods or one of my favourites, curried goat. They sell it at Rhythm & Spice Caribbean Grill in Central Sq. Cambridge, MA. An excellent match with all of their food.

11-30-2000 23:02:43 | More by Todd
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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
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