Red Stripe Jamaican Lager
Desnoes & Geddes Limited

Red Stripe Jamaican LagerRed Stripe Jamaican Lager
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From:
Desnoes & Geddes Limited
 
Jamaica
Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #84
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
69
Ranked #29,574
Avg:
2.98 | pDev: 20.81%
Ratings:
3,460
Status:
Active
Rated:
Today at 04:05 AM
Added:
Nov 30, 2000
Wants:
  54
Gots:
  790
SCORE
69
Poor
Red Stripe Jamaican LagerRed Stripe Jamaican Lager
Notes: The great Jamaican Beer we know today has set the standard by which other beers are measured since 1928. Today the company is a subsidiary of one of the largest and most profitable beverage and alcohol conglomerates Heineken.

A beautiful amber lager with low butterscotch flavour, full bodied and a smooth post palate sensation. Lager beer, light gold colour.

Ingredients: Pilsen Malt, Hops, Cassava Starch, Water
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2.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3
by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

Pours crystal clear light gold. A nice foamy white head. Decent retention.

Plenty of pale malt on the nose, along with solid yeast notes. Definitely a healthy dose of adjunct (corn, most likely). A touch of grass in the background for hopping.

Adjunct sweet on the tip of the tongue. The yeast helps spice things up in midstream, I suppose. Very little hops at the finish. Somewhat watery, even for an adjunct lager. Almost harsh in its graininess.

Smooth and drinkable, but a little "flat" on the carbonation front. Thin.

Disappointing. The grainy character is fairly harsh. And it falls "flat," pun intended, in the area where this style can really shine---drinkability and crispness. It's thin, watery, and not refreshing at all.

Today at 04:05 AM
 
2.94 by Arg914 from New York on May 12, 2022
 
2.7 by alexvhrk from Wisconsin on May 10, 2022
 
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3.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Poured from a bottle. Straw in color with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Got a skunked smell, with maybe corn and a sweet hint. Tasted a little skunked also but not overly. Not bad on a hot day.

Mar 14, 2022
 
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3.66/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by TyD98

very refreshing after a long day working in the heat

Mar 05, 2022
 
 
3.61 by RichardOrmiston from North Carolina on Jan 26, 2022
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3.29/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by RobertB412 from Pennsylvania

Pint can (brewed by Heineken in Holland) poured into a pint glass with a pale gold color and quick disappearing white head. Smells of grain and slight hops. Taste follows aroma with a light hay/grain flavor, mild malt and just enough hops to make it not too sweet. Clean, thin body with good carbonation. Overall, good for what it is. Refreshing and light.

Jan 26, 2022
 
3.4 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Dec 31, 2021
 
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3.1 by smithj4 from New York on Dec 10, 2021
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4.14/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
by Lagergal from Florida

Smooth drinking beer. Tasty and not too filling. Flavorful all around taste.

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3.84/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by DillonWheaton

I drank this one straight from a keg in Kingston, Jamaica, and it was one of the first memorable beer experiences I cherish. To this day, I still pick up a 6-pack every now and then. It's never as good, but I always enjoy it strictly due to the nostalgia. If you couldn't tell, this review is biased.

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3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

Decent lager. Resiquite mouthfeel, nothing special, but at this price-point, a nice all-round bbq drinker.

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2.98 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania on Sep 05, 2021
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3.46/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

I bought a bottle nice stumby .
poured a 1finger head into glass.
nice refreshing plain lager taste not much bitterness makes it easy drinking beer .
overall a good beer on a hot summers day.
cheers.

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3.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by ramseye4 from Virginia

Had at bar on St Thomas. Light, inoffensive easy drinking beer. Not bad but not really anything of substance to it. Typical lager fare daily quaffable though

Aug 11, 2021
 
4 by jewellrunner from Missouri on Aug 01, 2021
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4/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by brysonh830

A good drinking beer. Nothing very special here but it goes does smooth, has a decent amount of flavor, and little bit of a bite to it. I like the shit.

Jul 10, 2021
 
3.08 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation on Jul 01, 2021
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3.41/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by rclangk from West Virginia

6/2021 @ the Kirkland’s

Jun 27, 2021
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2.8/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Jule17 from Ohio

Very light, kinda meh

Jun 24, 2021
 
3.5 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin on Jun 23, 2021
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3.38/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by MeanMotaScootah from California

So Red Stripe is just one of those iconic beers you have to try at least once even if you're not into lagers. Nothing crazy here but of course we are talking about a lager sooooo. Pours copper golden color with decent head. The aroma is very lagery, bready and slightly sweet. The mouth feel is crisp and light, not like the Budweiser cardboard finish. The taste is not bad for a lager and very good for the style. It is light and clean and refreshing, slight hops and malty, a nice lawn mower beer for sure.

Jun 20, 2021
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2.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Overpriced for what it is it but refreshing nonetheless.

Jun 08, 2021
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4.13/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by mschrei from Illinois

Great mass market lager. Refreshing, crisp, easy drinking, light alcohol presence with a good flavor and a medium body. Tasty and a lot better than rated.

Jun 06, 2021
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2/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by Sigmund from Norway

Not much flavour here. Carbonated mineral water with some malts and hops added. Probably an OK beach beer in the Jamaica heat, brewing it in Europe seems like a bad joke. Cute bottle.

Jun 05, 2021
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1.85/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
by md3kcn from North Carolina

Purchased as a single bottle from Kroger for $1.49. Poured into a pils glass as part of a sampler flight I made.

L - A clean, pale gold with a one-finger starchy white head.
S - Wet hay, slight diacetyl. Slightly sweet.
T - Taste follows nose. A bit of an earthy, "wet" note is there, but not much else. Sweet, but not too sweet.
F - Well-carbonated. Refreshing. Light.
O - I like Red Stripe. I've had it before on multiple occasions, and despite it being objectively terrible, I like it. That being said, it's still objectively terrible. More complex than a Budweiser, but that isn't saying much. A lot of better beers for the price point. Pretty refreshing on a hot day like today. Will buy again, but I wouldn't say it's much of a go-to.

Jun 05, 2021
 
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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Beer rating: 69 out of 100 with 3460 ratings