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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

2,387 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 2,387
Reviews: 888
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 20.47%
Wants: 19
Gots: 115 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +16.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 03:56:45 | More by mfnmbvp
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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +34.2%

02-09-2013 03:25:15 | More by BMan33
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Satanic

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

02-09-2013 00:41:18 | More by Satanic
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3/5  rDev +0.7%

02-08-2013 20:14:09 | More by Chris77McGrath
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zzurn


4/5  rDev +34.2%

02-08-2013 07:29:19 | More by zzurn
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Blue

California

4/5  rDev +34.2%

02-08-2013 05:12:44 | More by Blue
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mjriedl


3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

02-08-2013 01:23:32 | More by mjriedl
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chickensaw

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

02-07-2013 20:54:59 | More by chickensaw
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

02-06-2013 09:11:18 | More by Michaeldmanley
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pointone

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

02-06-2013 00:49:17 | More by pointone
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Poppellian

Florida

3/5  rDev +0.7%

02-05-2013 05:49:27 | More by Poppellian
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GFD400

New York

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

02-03-2013 21:16:43 | More by GFD400
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greencovesteve

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

02-03-2013 01:10:32 | More by greencovesteve
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EatonHops

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +0.7%

02-02-2013 22:38:45 | More by EatonHops
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Colosdog

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +0.7%

02-02-2013 21:33:18 | More by Colosdog
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JackSkerry

New Brunswick (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Small, unique bottle. Can see why this is considered cool.

Poured very pale yellow, very filtered. Not much head, but a bit white. Lacing non-existent.

Relatively new to this, so I can't identify the smell. Sort of smells like junk, perhaps some rice krispie action. Quite sweet smell: corny, ricey?

Taste followed up the smell. Quite sweet. No hops. Ricey and corny notes. Where is the barley?

Very little finish. Still sweet.
I can understand why copious amounts of this get drank on the beach.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 02:04:25 | More by JackSkerry
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yeastinfection

California

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

01-31-2013 06:31:13 | More by yeastinfection
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +0.7%

01-31-2013 03:44:32 | More by tyleeis
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brettmb

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

01-30-2013 19:08:15 | More by brettmb
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alexworsnip

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

01-30-2013 07:01:37 | More by alexworsnip
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

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matjack85

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +51%

01-29-2013 12:20:35 | More by matjack85
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KillaB

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

01-29-2013 09:23:40 | More by KillaB
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 22:30:47 | More by jazzyjeff13
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KateK

Iowa

3/5  rDev +0.7%

01-28-2013 19:25:41 | More by KateK
Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
69 out of 100 based on 2,387 ratings.