Red Stripe Jamaican Lager - Desnoes & Geddes Limited
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Reviews by cottonkoozie:
3.85/5 rDev +29.2%
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
Serving type: can
01-21-2010 03:45:24 | More by cottonkoozie
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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 2,398 ratings.