Red Stripe Jamaican Lager - Desnoes & Geddes Limited
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Reviews by TheHammer:
3.65/5 rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I've been meaning to try this beer for a while, and after a brutal day at work, I just want something simple.
Appearance: Hey, this ain't too bad at all. Crystal clear Lager gold that boasts good carbonation. A generous pour produced a finger of head that surprisingly laces and retains somewhat. More then I would ever expect from an adjunct lager.
Smell: A slight tinge of skunk permeates the brew with notes of corn with a touch of tropical fruit scent. It does carry itself decently, even with some warming. Not exactly that great, but you could do worse.
Taste: Sweet malt with a hint of corn and what I think might be pineapple of all things (odd I know). It then turns to more grain and fruity taste that turns to a light dusting of grassy, fruity and citric hops. Simple, but not too simple, especially for the style.
Mouthfeel: A slight acidic aftertaste ends the experience but it quickly gives way to a more grassy fruit aftertaste. Mouth is neither too dry or moist and the carbonation does a good job of accenting the beer, just well enough.
Drinkability: Very refreshing, and yet somehow manages to not come off as watered down. Very light bodied so drinking it all night isn't an issue and decently smooth going down. That being said, the acidic touch stops it from being a guzzler and it does leave me belching a bit. Still, I could drink it all night though.
Final Thoughts: After having Banks, I was hoping that Red Stripe would not follow the same tread as that god awful Caribbean beer. However this beer surprised me, and apart from the smell, is a good beer, especially for an adjunct. Really, the only thing else that needs to be said is, Hooray Beer!
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2009 05:47:14 | More by TheHammer
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2.95/5 rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Stubby 11.2 ounce bottle.
A: Pours a clear straw yellow with a 1" thick white head which lingers and leaves semi-rings of lace.
N: Corny, grainy, malty and yeasty. Not too exciting.
T: A bit estery with very faint banana notes, yeasty and mildly sweetish malts.
M: Light body and medium carbonation. Semi-dry with a crisp and clean finish.
O: Easy to drink and it was refreshing on a warm afternoon.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 01:42:06 | More by wethorseblanket
Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
69 out of 100 based on 2,405 ratings.