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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2.4/5  rDev -20%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Light golden yellow with a white head that dissipates quickly, leaving no lacing. At least the carbonation is good though.

Smell: Sweet malt, cereal grains, sweet corn.

Taste: Sugary/artificial sweetner, a little yeasty/doughey, corn with sugar.

I suppose the sweetness could impress someone, and it is easy to drink, and it's not really offensive. It might even be refreshing on a hot day or with strong flavored meals, but this beer is a low quality crappy ass brew.

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2.85/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Light pale golden with a large soapy white head.

S - Mild aroma of sweet grainy malts, corn.

T - Grainy, sweet corn flavor throughout. Light grassy hops evident towards the finish. Ends with lingering graininess, slightly musty.

M - Thin and watery. Average carbonation, smooth.

O - Red Stripe is a decent cheap mainstream lager. The flavor is clearly lacking, but there is nothing extremely offensive about it. Good drinkabilty. Refreshing on a hot summer day.

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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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