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:
#46,188
Reviews:
988
Ratings:
3,273
pDev:
20.88%
Bros Score:
3.39
 
 
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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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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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2.08/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is close to awful. I have not had any beer from Jamaica that I have yet to like. They should stick to making rum & jerked chicken. Cheers! D (65-69) score range

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2.18/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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3.36/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Lets face it. This is not something you expect to be a game changer but in it’s own right it is a beer that will always be landmark for me. It is a sessionable easygoing lager with it’s own complexity that makes it excellent to pair with the flavorful, spice driven cuisine that is signature to it’s birthplace. It has a refreshing smoothness with a slightly bitter character that meshs with an earthy almost nutty aftertaste. If I know a curry, jerk or stew dish is going to rain hellfire on my palate an ice cold Red Stripe is my go to.

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

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2.1/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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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

Photo of Dandabard
5/5  rDev +68.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautifully sweet Jamacian import. My personal favorite import. Incredible for cooking with. specifically beer batter for fish. I never drive or wear a frown while enjoying this incredible beer. Strong, yet not overwelming. The best lager I have ever enjoyed. Some say it is an aquired taste to enjoy, and you will have some devilish farts the next day if you finish a 6 pack but always worth it, just avoid on a first date if you stay the night. ;)

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2.99/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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2.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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

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

Photo of superspak
3.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle into lager glass, best before 6/24/2018. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, cracker, corn, white bread dough,light honey, and light herbal/grassy earthiness. Okay aromas with pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop notes; with solid strength. A bit too fruity/yeasty. Taste of lemon, cracker, corn, white bread dough, light honey, and light herbal/grassy earthiness. Very mild herbal/grassy hop bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, cracker, corn, white bread dough, light honey, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness of pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Nicely clean on lager flavors, not too fruity/yeasty. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin, but not watery feeling. Overall this is a solid adjunct pale lager. Good robustness of malt/corn and mild earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Clean malt/grainy corn flavors with touches of balancing hops. An enjoyable offering, and good style example. Met my expectations.

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3.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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2.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 2.5

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

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2.12/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

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3.51/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Beer rating: 2.97 out of 5 with 3,273 ratings