Red Stripe Jamaican Lager - Desnoes & Geddes Limited
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Reviews by UnderPressure:
2.25/5 rDev -24.5%
A clear, pale straw colored beer with a snowy white fluffy head.
Light, crisp aroma. Slightly pungent and a little malty.
Pilsner malt and slight hops to give flavor balance. More of a flavor profile than most American style lagers. But, still along the same lines.
Light, refreshing mouthfeel with a crisp, clean finish.
I would consider this a small step up from Budweiser, etc.
12-08-2011 20:04:19 | More by UnderPressure
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
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
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
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
Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
69 out of 100 based on 2,499 ratings.