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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager - Desnoes & Geddes Limited

Red Stripe Jamaican LagerRed Stripe Jamaican Lager

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BA SCORE
69
poor

2,174 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 2174
Reviews: 869
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 20.4%


Brewed by:
Desnoes & Geddes Limited visit their website
Jamaica

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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Foxman

New Jersey

2.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours a crystal clear and carbonated pale straw yellow. Two fingers of blinding white head sustain surprisingly long. Peaks of lacing mount the inside of the glass.

The aroma offers strips of sweet malt, niblet corn, and metallic spicy hops. It's dispersed, adjunct-y, and ho-hum.

Upon tasting, a tongue-robing malt sweetness is augmented by sugary corn and a general fruitiness. The hops are more muted here, and a peppery piece is exposed. A short-lived finish is fairly crisp and hints at a vague bitterness. It's neither offensive or engaging, and at best is utterly average.

Very light bodied, it passes and flows as though it has a gravity of 1.000.

I'm going to forego the countless cliched Jamaica references, short of saying this is a distant second, at best, to the island's other renowned intoxicant. I think this may be just the thing for some sweltering Kingston afternoon, but removing it from time and place, it pales. Still, hit me with the sun, heat, and sweat, and this will feel alright going down. If I have to drink something macro-esque, I could do worse.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2007 17:43:50 | More by Foxman
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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
69 out of 100 based on 2,174 ratings.