Red Stripe Jamaican Lager | Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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2.97/5
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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:
#44,266
Reviews:
993
Ratings:
3,306
pDev:
20.88%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
750
Trade:
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Photo of Winter48
3.51/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PMakowski
3.87/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - straw yellow color with a couple inches of foam and some lacing on glass
Smell - Very sweet smelling like cornbread. Very slight almond extract aroma. Unique smell for a lager...
Taste - Well this is interesting, nothing i have ever tasted before. It's got almost like a candy apple flavor like you would find at a fair. Sweet apple, grains, very slight and i mean slight hop presence. Medium carbonation. Has a pale profile that reminds me of Rolling Rock.

Overall, I've never had a lager that tasted like this, it's unique. It's not outstanding but i will look for this again, it was good. Grade is a B+

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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

Photo of JohnnyDanger
4.18/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnDon
2/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JimboBrews54
3/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bankboy66
2.76/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of daydayjigz
3.46/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A refreshing. Easy to drink lager that’s a personal favorite when paired with a great slice of pizza pie. Born to go together

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Photo of BlueTomorrow
2.39/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jsrsd
3.1/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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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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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

B04

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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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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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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Beer rating: 2.97 out of 5 with 3,306 ratings