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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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BA SCORE
69
poor

2,616 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 2,616
Reviews: 900
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 21.14%
Wants: 20
Gots: 200 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Desnoes & Geddes Limited visit their website
Jamaica

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-30-2000)
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Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
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2.31/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2013. Picked up from Tesco a little while back. The label mentions that this is brewed in the UK under licence (boooo).

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A crystal-clear straw colour with light carbonation. Forms a decent head of white foam that lasts for a minute or two before settling as a thin surface layer. Aroma of very faint malt with hints of corn and stewed veggies. There is a strange fruit-like solvent note that is reminiscent of apples; harsh and unpleasant. Not a nice smelling lager.

Tastes of ultra-light malt with a mild, dry finish. Weak notes of adjunct and overcooked veg, along with an artificial solventy hint in the background. Slightly sweet. Little bitterness to speak of. Mouthfeel is light and tingly, with decent carbonation but a thin, watery body. Aftertaste of slightly harsh stewed leaves and watery malt.

Extremely bland and quite unpleasant. Perhaps the weak flavour is it's saving grace - I would certainly mark it lower if the off-notes were anything more than a suggestion. You could be forgiven for not realising this is beer; the malt is barely there and hops seem to be completely absent. Some nasty solvent undertones in the aroma/flavour. A dull, sub-par macro. Take my advice and avoid this - your money can be spent on better things.

jazzyjeff13, Jan 28, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of RyanLaCount03
4.26/5  rDev +43%
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.

RyanLaCount03, Feb 23, 2013
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2/5  rDev -32.9%

cam477, Sep 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

beerhunter13, Oct 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

DanGeo, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of ExtraStout
3.38/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

ExtraStout, Jul 20, 2009
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

MadScientist, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +34.2%

tohe9384, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.1/5  rDev +4%
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!

wesbrownyeah, May 04, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

tbryan5, Jan 16, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -49.7%

SuomiHobbit, Dec 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

MikeC144, Apr 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +59.4%

mediumrare, Sep 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +67.8%

markallmon, Mar 25, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -49.7%

jonny1138, Jun 22, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

FadetoBock, Aug 21, 2013
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1/5  rDev -66.4%

TheAdamConners, Aug 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

danthehopslamman, Aug 13, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev +20.8%
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.

BeerDreadz, Jun 23, 2007
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2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

DaftPatrick, May 15, 2014
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3.1/5  rDev +4%
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.

3HovsepiansBrews, May 12, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

BK2084, Aug 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

Afroman, Aug 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

DWolf, Apr 06, 2012
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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
69 out of 100 based on 2,616 ratings.