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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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2,751 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,751
Reviews: 910
rAvg: 2.97
pDev: 20.88%
Wants: 30
Gots: 275 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-30-2000

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Reviews by cottonkoozie:
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3.81/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Slightly better color than most adjuncts, but the head still still disappears in pretty much no time and theres no lacing.

S - Sweet corn smell and somewhat of a grassy smell.

T - Similar to the smell, lots of corn grains. Slightly skunky. However there is a little bit of hop character and depth to this beer, which makes it slightly above average for an adjuct.

M - Fairly watery, nothing special, nothing offensive.

D - Very drinkable as most adjucts are.

Not bad for a macro adjuct. Not my favorite of those out there either, but better than many. I would drink this if it was cheaper, but I'd rather have a Pabst for about half the price.

Edit... Can vs. bottle

Tried the new cans and noticed some changes.
A - notcied much better head and for the style good retention, even some lacing.

S - similar

T - Similar, but better, this time without the skunk taste and with more malt character instead of as much of a corn taste.

M - slightly fuller

D - Still very drinkable

One of my favorites in the style now. I've always been one to prefer cans, and I think this may be a good example of what the oskar blues brewing company has been trying to tell everyone. The can seemed to do a lot to preserve the freshness of this beer. Planning to visit Jamaica in March, hope to see if the taste varies there, and can't wait to try dragon stout

More User Reviews:
Photo of RyanLaCount03
4.27/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of cam477
2/5  rDev -32.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of DanGeo
2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ExtraStout
3.35/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

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3/5  rDev +1%

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2/5  rDev -32.7%

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4/5  rDev +34.7%

Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.08/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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!

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3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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2.38/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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1.5/5  rDev -49.5%

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3/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +59.9%

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5/5  rDev +68.4%

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3/5  rDev +1%

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1.5/5  rDev -49.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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1/5  rDev -66.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.55/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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2.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of 3HovsepiansBrews
3.08/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
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