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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager | Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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Red Stripe Jamaican LagerRed Stripe Jamaican Lager
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Red Stripe Jamaican LagerRed Stripe Jamaican Lager

Brewed by:
Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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

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look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

As of 2012 this beer is no longer brewed in Jamaica for the US market. Its brewed right here in my home state of PA in Latrobe at the former Rolling Rock Brewery by City Brewing.

As a result it no longer tastes like it used to and like so many other brands that are now brewed here like Bass its tastes like crap. While the formula maybe the same the water they use is certainly different and that has a great impact on the taste.

Taste: This tasted like a watered down light lager, their was a hint of malt flavor In the hops department I could detect none.

Mouthfeel: Felt like a typical light lager it was flowing fast with a medium low amount of carbonation.

Smell: It smelled skunky to me

Overal: Used to be good now its not

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A faint rice/grain smell.
Taste and feeling is fizzy, crisp, a little sweet and mild bitterness.
Well, it comes up wanting, but it's from the island mon!

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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Beer rating: 2.97 out of 5 with 3,238 ratings
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