Red Stripe Jamaican Lager | Desnoes & Geddes Limited

Red Stripe Jamaican LagerRed Stripe Jamaican Lager
BA SCORE
2.97/5
3,233 Ratings
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:
#43,854
Reviews:
980
Ratings:
3,233
pDev:
20.88%
Bros Score:
3.39
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
702
Trade:
0
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3.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.78/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The look and smell are good, nothing special. But I really like how this one tastes. Much more flavor than the standard American Lagers. Goes down smooth. Very easy to drink.

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3.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.18/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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1.98/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Photo of rbovareto
3.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Josephclark
1.13/5  rDev -62%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1

Just terrible. Busch light is better than this, and that is terrible beer.

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Photo of maclean25
3.42/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of choll
2.28/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Got it because I saw it in the background of James Bond in Dr. No. It's ok, doesn't really taste like anything though. Shaken not stirred.

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3.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikeinportc
3.55/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best by date : 8/23/17 | Brewed & bottled by DESNOES & GEDDES Limited, Kingston, Jamaica.

Pours clear gold, with white head.

Aroma is sweet, bready malt,wet straw, and some floral hops.

Taste is similar to aroma, but less sweet, and less intense/saturated. There is a light, pleasant, bitterness on the finish.

Feel is light/watery, sliding into light/oily, with very fine carbonation tingle, that works with the light bitterness to provide a dry, crisp finish.

AALs are NOT my thing. The aroma is especially what turns me off. HOWEVER....., this stopped just short of that, then surprised me with better flavor, & a nice crisp bitterness, rather than a rounded-off corn sweetness. I actually like it, and wouldn't mind having it again, from time to time.

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3.71/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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

Photo of buffaloipa23
3.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StormAles
3.07/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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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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2.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JeremyJenkins1983
2.26/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Not the best beer at all but not the worst. I won't get it again.

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2.82/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

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3.93/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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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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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Beer rating: 2.97 out of 5 with 3,233 ratings
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