Red Stripe Light | Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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Brewed by:
Desnoes & Geddes Limited

Style: American Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 54
Reviews by TMoney2591:
Photo of TMoney2591
2.38/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Not sure why, but I felt compelled to try this tonight. It pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of lightly dirty-white foam. The nose is nearly nonexistent, with only a vague powdered-sugar-like sweetness and a mild cornmeal finding their ways to my 'strils. The taste holds notes of hard water, rocks, very light and vague vegetable matter, and a tiny touch of sweetness. Man, this stuff is more like weird-tasting water than a beer. The body is pretty damn light, with a light moderate carbonation and an unsurprisingly watery feel. Overall, a pretty sad beer. ...I got nuthin else...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of JC333
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of E7taylor
2.44/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of StevenBilodeau
3.31/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

I poured this beer into a glass from a short stubby bottle, just like the Red Stripe Lager. Now, the picture looks different from what I drank from.

This beer is very, very, very Drinkable. Too Drinkable.

Pours into a glass a very pale yellow color. Little to no head, whatsoever, and doesn't have a impressive smell.

The taste is almost nothing, but it is better than regular light beers. Its around 120 something calories, so it's not like a Bud Select 55. So at least there is some taste in this beer.

The thing about this beer is that you can pound this one, and fast. It's a beer that I see myself having at hot summer parties, when I'm done mowing the lawn, or when I on the beach (Jamaica)

Now, I did enjoy this beer, it is a good light beer. Not a excellent beer, but still a decent summer brew. I would buy this over Corona.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.31/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Another pale fizzy lager, this one is a light straw golde color with heavy streaming carbonation. White head forms thick at first and dwindles quickly down to nothing. Thin speckled lacing not much an eye candy appeal here. Aroma has a grainy cooked vegetable grassy tone to it. Slightly metallic tone going on as well it's really hard to describe because there's not much there. Flavor is light crisp malt sweetness with some harsh grassy herbal tones blended with a metallic finish. Mouthfeel is ligt on the palate but carbonation is really heav for some reason, definitely force carbonated. Drinkabilit overall is an average light lager, it's hard to complain about I know it would be refreshing if in the caribbean, but I'd much rather stick to the original.

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Photo of goast8127
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of cmwilliq
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of LXIXME
2.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Big white head slowly settles into a pretty decent lacing above a clear straw golden colored beer.

Sour grains and light corn syrup aroma with maybe a hint of hops.

Sour taste of corn syrup and light grains with maybe a slight bitter hops hint hiding in there.

A very light dry aftertaste on this light bodied affair.

I'll pass on ever intentionally drinking this again.

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Photo of ksiazewski
2/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of cgman1985
3.25/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of RockyTopHeel
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beer Review #4 of my cruise on Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas, May 15-22, 2004.

Purchased for my girlfriend just before returning to the boat in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Very, very pale yellow in color, even lighter than most standard ginger ales. Familiar and unoffending to the masses, but completely lacking in pretty much every way to me.

Not much to it, but it's par for the course with light beers, and I might even prefer it to the standard American macros.

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Photo of aval89
2.57/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a light golden colored with bright white 2 finger head.. Actually left a bit of lacing on the glass.

Smelled very sweet..maybe picking up some malts, grain? No hop detection.. Overall light scent not offensive though..

Taste: very very light. Again semi sweet.. Grainy, cooked veggies? Little malts.. Finishes with a slight metallic taste.. Semi dry finish..

Mf is light carbonation.. Light bodied..

Easy to drink but nothing too great..


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Photo of tjsdomer2
3.27/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a very pale foamy color, however I'm disappointed about the lack of foam in this compared to regular Red Stripe once the beer settles. Average to good bubbles.

Smell: Not nearly as sugary as its brother, but I still detect some sweetness. A fairly malty beer for this style. It's mostly just cooked grain. Overall, I'm happy though.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Grain malts with a bit of a metallic (though not unpleasant) aftertaste. Feels kind of watery and leaves a thick, sour aftertaste.

Drinkability: Not that far off from Red Stripe, which is above average.

Overall: Stick with regular Red Stripe.

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3.12/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle into Wisconsin Brewer's Beer Fest mug.

A: Thin white head, with a light lemon yellow body. Carbonation is present. Small amount of lacing is present.

S: A slightly bold aroma for this light brew. I could not say that I could pick between the light and traditional Red Stripe, from the aroma. A nice bready, deep lager aroma.

T: A bit sweet on the front, which finishes with a very grainy taste. The taste for this brew is not one of its strong suits.

M: Clean on the palate, but the taste does not linger for long, I cannot determine whether that is a good or bad thing.

D: Great for warm weather, a crisp beer. Typical for a light beer, but this one does stand above many others.

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Photo of cjgator3
2.68/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle

A- Short and stubby 11.2oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a pale golden yellow color with a fizzy white head.

S- The aroma is your typical Macro Light Lager with some grain, corn and maybe just a hint of hops.

T- The taste like the aroma starts out with some grains which makes up most of the taste. The finish has just the faintest hint of hops. Not much else to speak of.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, Red Stripe Light is about what I expected it to be. A pretty typical Macro Light Lager that really doesn't stand out against any other in the style. Not horribe, not great either. Probably wouldn't purchase again.

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Photo of Fatehunter
1.48/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Almost a finger of head. Clear, (yellow?) almost colorless body.
Strong metallic smell. Not appealing.
Metallic taste too. Really watery. A metallic bitter at the end. Not enjoyable.
Low carbonation. Light body, but not crisp.
Does anyone really drink this for real?

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Photo of Hardcore
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of ChrisL24481
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +58.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Red Stripe Light brewed by Desnoes & Geddes Limited, with an ABV of 3.60% This brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a small white head. The smell is sweet with grains, malts, and hit of hops. Red Stripe Light has a nice light clean taste. You pick up on grains and malts. The is a nice sweetness in the taste of this brew. The mouthfeel is nice, clean and relishing. There is nothing bad about this brew. Red Stripe Light has a nice balance to it. Desnoes & Geddes Limited did a nice job with this brew. I would buy this brew again. Overall I'm giving Red Stripe Light a solid 4 out 5. Nothing to write home about, but nothing bad. This is a nice drinking brew.

I would buy this brew again ggggllllooooddddd

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Photo of leinie13
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of HURTemHIZZY
2.37/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

IMO far off from the quality of regular red stripe. Color is almost the same, but red stripe light has almost no head and leaves no lacing whatsoever. Looks exactly like bmc to me.

Smell is mostly of grains, although it does have a very slight hint of citrusy hop aroma. Taste is pretty much exactly the same. Almost identical to the american macros, but with a tiny bit more of a hop presence that for me makes it slightly more enjoyable. Very light bodied, almost feels like carbonated water.

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Photo of SpdKilz
2.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tone77
2.99/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a small head. Smell is of corn and malts. Taste is crisp, some grains, a tad more flavor than other light beers. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall not the worst light beer I have had, but nothing great.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

From the 11.2 fl. oz. stubby bottle. Sampled on December 28, 2010. The pour is straw yellow with busy carbonation leading up to a one-inch fizzy white head that simmers down after a bit. The aroma pulls together grass and malts with a hint of hoppiness and accompanying adjuncts. The bidy is thin to medium which is not unusual with a light beer. The taste is also grassy and malty. For a light beer it is fairly drinkable.

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Red Stripe Light from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Beer rating: 2.53 out of 5 with 163 ratings