1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Red Stripe Jamaican Lager - Desnoes & Geddes Limited

Not Rated.
Red Stripe Jamaican LagerRed Stripe Jamaican Lager

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
69
poor

2,720 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,720
Reviews: 905
rAvg: 2.97
pDev: 21.21%
Wants: 27
Gots: 232 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 2,720 | Reviews: 905 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mfnmbvp:
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.48/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

24 oz. (1 pint, 8 fl oz.) bottle, with no bottled on date just a code 11D12 4 and 12:27 time stamp. My first bottle of Red Stripe Jamaican Lager, not expecting too much, but I'm going in unbiased. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours the typical clear, golden amber colored lager fare. Not much head on my first pour, just some fizzling bubbles rushing to the top. Second pour yielded about a half finger of head also. Doesn't look like much, but it looks clean.

S - Potent malts, some vague toasted seed smell, and some stale dusty apples. Not a whole lot happening, but it smells a lot better than the typical American adjunct lager.

T - Smooth, sweet, malty, well-balanced taste though. Wasn't expecting much, and I'm pleasantly surprised because of that fact. A hell of a lot better than the American adjunct lagers that are actually brewed in America, that's for sure. Very impressively bodied, very nice level of carbonation which is a treat for sure when used to sippin on deathly bloating beers like Miller Lite, Coors Light, or Bud Light.

M - Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, with maybe just a tad bit of a fruity sweet stickiness lingering about.

Overall, a lager I would try again. Of course I would try any lager again over the typical opposing swill like Coors Light and Miller Lite. Red Stripe Jamaican Lager has a nice smooth crisp taste and just feels a lot more cleaner and more natural than the standard American trill adjunct beers, and has a nice drinkable 4.70% abv. While it is definitely not as good, the closest thing I can compare this beer to would be to Samuel Smith's Organic Lager Beer which was also very smooth and clean tasting. Definitely a beer I would go to again!

Red Stripe Jamaican Lager ---3.5/5

More User Reviews:
Photo of RyanLaCount03
4.26/5  rDev +43.4%
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%

Photo of beerhunter13
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of DanGeo
2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ExtraStout
3.38/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of MadScientist
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ccapurso
2/5  rDev -32.7%

Photo of tohe9384
4/5  rDev +34.7%

Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.1/5  rDev +4.4%
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!

Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of SuomiHobbit
1.5/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of MikeC144
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mediumrare
4.75/5  rDev +59.9%

Photo of markallmon
5/5  rDev +68.4%

Photo of bulldogg915
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jonny1138
1.5/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of FadetoBock
2.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of TheAdamConners
1/5  rDev -66.3%

Photo of danthehopslamman
2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.6/5  rDev +21.2%
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.

Photo of DaftPatrick
2.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of 3HovsepiansBrews
3.1/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of BK2084
3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
69 out of 100 based on 2,720 ratings.