Red Stripe Jamaican Lager - Desnoes & Geddes Limited
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
2.1/5 rDev -29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
I picked up a stubby 24oz bottle of this at a gas station.
A - Yellow/gold and crystal clear. Lots of tiny bubbles stream up to a fluffy white head that goes away pretty quickly. A little bit of dry lace is left on the glass.
S - Crisp and salty saltine cracker aroma. Pretty basic pils smell....this smells much more pilseneresque than most macro lagers!
T - Again, salty saltine crackers and lemony zing. Almost has a wheaty quality. A biting lemon juice acidity combines with a metallic "sucking on a penny" taste to make this pretty rough...but not really bad. At least it has character.
M - Thin and weak, but not quite watery. There is some malty substance there. I don't think this has adjuncts or at least as high a percentage of adjuncts as some other beers.
D - As expected, this is very drinkable. It's a basic cheapo pils that, to me, stands out amongst American macro lagers. I would much rather drink this than Bud or Miller. The problem is that it's much more expensive! If you are gonna pay the extra cash you might as well get something tasty...so, if this were competing with 40oz of ghetto swill, this would be a shining star. Alas, around here it's usually about the same price as a lot of microbrews.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2007 04:42:21 | More by pmcadamis
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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 2,404 ratings.