Red Stripe Jamaican Lager | Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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Red Stripe Jamaican LagerRed Stripe Jamaican Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Jamaica
redstripebeer.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
In 2012, Diageo moved production of the U.S. supply of Red Stripe from Jamaica to the U.S.; The supply is produced by City Brewing Co. in La Crosse, Wisconsin and the Latrobe Brewing Company in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, which was the main brewery for Rolling Rock for over 60 years. Desnoes & Geddes will still make Red Stripe for Jamaica, Brazil, Canada and Europe.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-30-2000

BEER STATS
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#46,872
Reviews:
990
Ratings:
3,283
pDev:
20.88%
Bros Score:
3.39
 
 
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2.84/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.61/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hooray beer. I cook with this and drink it too.

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2.79/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.22/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Decanted from a 11.2 oz (330 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; best by 14 February 2019.
A: Pours a crystal clear, golden color with very exuberant head formation, leading to a two inch, white head with excellent, retention and foamy lacing.
S: Very spicy with apple and pear notes and a grainy maltiness. Aroma declines rather quickly.
T: Light and refreshing with light maltiness but a somewhat sharper bitterness. Slight metallic flavor and funkiness inconsistent with the style.
M: Light bodied with persistent effervescence.
O: Drinkable, but not the best example of adjunct lager. Off flavors and too much aftertaste.

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3.08/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of adam36
2.3/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of TXGecko47
1.83/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

11 oz bottle poured into a glass. Paired with fish and chips at The Wheel House restaurant. Golden yellow with some streaming bubbles. Fair amount of carbonation and some lacing. Smelled of faint pine needles for some odd reason. Taste was slightly sweet but not cloying. Mouth feel was a little watery but not too bad. Over all was refreshing and smooth. I was fairly certain this was the Jamacian version rather than the American version.

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2.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.54/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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2.31/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Crisp slightly watery. Light in color. Just an average beer

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2.53/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Really watery lager.

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2.08/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is close to awful. I have not had any beer from Jamaica that I have yet to like. They should stick to making rum & jerked chicken. Cheers! D (65-69) score range

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2.18/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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3.36/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Lets face it. This is not something you expect to be a game changer but in it’s own right it is a beer that will always be landmark for me. It is a sessionable easygoing lager with it’s own complexity that makes it excellent to pair with the flavorful, spice driven cuisine that is signature to it’s birthplace. It has a refreshing smoothness with a slightly bitter character that meshs with an earthy almost nutty aftertaste. If I know a curry, jerk or stew dish is going to rain hellfire on my palate an ice cold Red Stripe is my go to.

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3/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.1/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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5/5  rDev +68.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautifully sweet Jamacian import. My personal favorite import. Incredible for cooking with. specifically beer batter for fish. I never drive or wear a frown while enjoying this incredible beer. Strong, yet not overwelming. The best lager I have ever enjoyed. Some say it is an aquired taste to enjoy, and you will have some devilish farts the next day if you finish a 6 pack but always worth it, just avoid on a first date if you stay the night. ;)

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2.99/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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2.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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3.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev +1%
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3/5  rDev +1%
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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Beer rating: 2.97 out of 5 with 3,283 ratings