Red Stripe Jamaican Lager - Desnoes & Geddes Limited
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Reviews by biboergosum:
2.63/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
I remember this brand as the heavily-pushed special at a famous local seafood concern in the Okanagan many moons ago, and the combination of the elevated temperatures (for Canada, anyways) and the lakeside humidity, made it seem like an ideal choice for a round or two at the time.
Now, under more clinical eyes, this 330ml bottle pours a clear, very light golden yellow hue, with three fingers of puffy, thinly foamy, and fizzing soapy white head, which leaves a bit of sparse sudsy lace around the glass as it quickly melts away.
It smells of mildly sugary rice pudding and creamed corn, additional spoiled white wine must fruity notes, a bit of plastic phenols, and a moderate vegetal skunkiness level. The taste is basically the same - a more or less sweet 'n muddled adjunct graininess, a nondescript, but all the same unpleasant mustiness, estery alcohol sans the heat, with no hops anywhere in sight, just a meek, blithe cooked veggie astringency.
The carbonation is middling in its chalky frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, quite thin-seeming, and rather clammy and pithy, as if it majored in those subjects in community college. It finishes off-dry, and still clunky in its adjunct-riddled sweetness, with a subtle dank skunkiness lingering for a wee spell longer.
Not particularly offensive overall, but not good by any stretch of the imagination, either - ok, maybe one - as an adequate patio thirst quencher in hot, humid weather, as that memory remains. Bonus points (somewhat) for continuing to employ the stubby, a woefully under-represented and forgotten packaging style around these parts.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2009 07:05:57 | More by biboergosum
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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 2,407 ratings.