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
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#44,538
Reviews:
984
Ratings:
3,245
pDev:
20.88%
Bros Score:
3.39
 
 
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1.5/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of pegelstrand
2.47/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of henrycjones4
1.87/5  rDev -37%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Red Stripe is the type of beer that you would see in a grocery store and buy just because the bottles look funky. Besides from the very "retro cheap" look to it, Red Stripe has very little else going for it. It's signature taste has a strong essence of sour grains in it that makes for a very rough taste that does not go down smooth at all. When it comes to the world of cheap beer, this is not an option I would recommend.

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Photo of Kav16
2.9/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of puck1225
2.79/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not as good as Budweiser. Poured from a can into a pint glass. Clear yellow, thin head and lacing. Sweet grassy smell and taste. Thin feel. Bought on a whim at a bottle store.

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Photo of brewnme
2.49/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Solid little American style lager. I used to think this was pretty cool. Jamaica 'mon. Now I realize it's just ok.

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Photo of Zanico
2.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TerryMills
2.18/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I'm judging it for what it is , a cheap aal.

That being said , its still bad lol. Weird skunk flavor with some odd burnt plastic type smell ...

Glad I tried it, like I am with all beers but.... I would never buy it again lol.

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3.39/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Moir1994CT
2.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I get the flavor they were going with this for being a jamaican style lager beer. But it just isnt my thing really. The flavor is odd for my tastes. Not bad , just not to my tastes.

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Photo of JustCamIt
2.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.18/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dirtyharry2489
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

Photo of sineone
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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Photo of baldy00
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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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Beer rating: 2.97 out of 5 with 3,245 ratings
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