Red Stripe Jamaican Lager | Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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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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3.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: The beer is a pale yellow, with not much of the white head. The head seems to have infinite retention, though, due to an impressive stream of bubbles feeding it from the bottom.

S: The smells is cereal grains and the slight sulfur/skunk smell unique to adjunct lagers

T: The beer is thoroughly unoffensive. The taste is light and grainy, with grassy notes and even a tiny touch of hops.

M: Medium bodied, and actually the fact that there's a large amount of small bubbled carbonation makes it feel creamy.

O: Not a bad beer for what it is. It's drinkable, doesn't have the heavy sulfur taste of a lot of adjunct lagers. Great for the beach or with spicy foods, but not a beer that I would generally sit around drinking.

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Tasted On: 08-31-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 330 ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Schooner
Purchased: Single from Kroger

A: Pale, clear and golden in color. The white head starts at a finger and a half but fades fast. Little in the way of head retention, and a very low amount of lace. Lots of bubbles stream in the glass.

S: Aromas feature grass and hay, plus pilsner malt sweetness.

T/M: Crisp and moderately sweet. Grassy hops give a low amount of bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel on a thin body. Carbonation in the high range. Finishes with a light sweetness and light bitterness, but the flavors fall off.

O: A simple but refreshing lager.

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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
3 out of 5 based on 3,217 ratings.
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