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
Ranking:
#43,617
Reviews:
992
Ratings:
3,295
pDev:
20.88%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
745
Trade:
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Photo of Spikester
3.94/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wrote a review that vanished when I submitted it . Clear pale gold with two fingers of white head and good rings of lace. Smells like a grain bin. Taste is herbal grassy hops with a balancing amount of malt. Light to medium body. Finishes lightly dry and balanced. This is the Jamaican version. It is very tasty.

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Photo of neckescaper
4/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.49/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mississippi
2.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of iawaska
2.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DavetotheB
3.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hottenot
1.5/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Hispanic Budweiser. Hablo crappy beer? No? well become bi-lingual by trying pothead Bud.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
2.9/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mclusal
3.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Renata78
3.68/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tonyf315
3.62/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cardfan212
3.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank from a 24 ounce glass bottle. Scores are based on the style

Look - The massive "stubby" bottle is intimidating but endearing. I love it. The front sticker is very simple and classy looking, reserving all the words to the back. I love this bottle.

Smell - The aroma of standing outside a grain elevator as they unload the trains. A strong but distant smell. Also a bit of meatiness and dank. Strongly scented, unlike many AALs.

Taste - Very strange and unfamiliar. Hard to pinpoint. Like a pork chop with a bit of peppermint. This beer is baffling and confusing.

Feel - Thin body and strong carbonation, but not a filling burpy carbonation. Like every other aspect of this beer, it's weird.

Overall - This beer is weird, but I think I like it. It's daring and adventurous. It turns the idea of an adjunct lager on its head while still being recognizable as the style. I highly recommend you give it a shot.

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Photo of beerfam205
2.84/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stoutlover7
3.61/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of VoxRationis
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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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
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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Photo of Chilmer
2.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of Mr-Beer
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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Photo of dimwit_flathead
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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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Beer rating: 2.97 out of 5 with 3,295 ratings