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
Ratings:
3,216
Reviews:
978
Avg:
3
pDev:
20.67%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
689
For Trade:
0
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Photo of SGR1220
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tstromer
2.52/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JeremyJenkins1983
2.26/5  rDev -24.7%
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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Photo of Nace4
2.82/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of VILJ
4/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of megamick
3.93/5  rDev +31%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Albertdidz
3.31/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.28/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of 29 Jan 2018. Sampled on July 1, 2017. Somehow I have not reviewed this before now.

The pour is pale yellow with a fizzy white head that fades and active carbonation. There is great clarity. It looks like it should for the style.

The aroma brings out corn grits, white bread, grass, and a sweetness. It smells more natural than adjuncted.

The body is light to medium and easy to drink.

The taste is mainly sweet and bready but it ends crisp, clean, and semi-dry. This is a good lawn mower hot summer day beer. No, not a craft beer - but it is good for what it is supposed to be.

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Photo of nobledust
3.05/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BellinghamBiker
2.21/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Spoda1983
2.77/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.61/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Light amber with perfect clarity. Head is fluffy, white and recedes slowly. A thin ring is still present several minutes after the pour. 4.0

Nose:
A bit of sweetness with a earthy hop presence. No DMS. Pretty decent for an AAL. 3.5

Taste:

Earthy with some ester presence. It's interesting and a cut above the majority of american macro's. I am pleasantly surprised by this beer. 3.5

Feel:

Heavier than the Tsingtao, but light enough that you could put back a few. It dries a bit at the back end. 3.75

Overall:

I was really quite shocked how much I enjoyed this one. It's different than what I think of as an AAL. Darker and more flavorful, I could see myself enjoying this one for it's own merits rather than just because my budget isn't endless. Recommended. 3.75

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Photo of NickFry9
3.36/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of msscott1973
3.76/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbehlar
3.73/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
2.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Mancave-Rescue
4.08/5  rDev +36%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fairly refreshing while in Jamaica, but once once youre back in the US, there are choices that will match it for overall texture an taste. Not bad

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Photo of TwiggyCZ
2.69/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Prost76
3.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of monkist
4.3/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of caburdette51
1/5  rDev -66.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of BeerTest
2.19/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Atg1095
3.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
3 out of 5 based on 3,216 ratings.
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