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: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Clear yellow pour with a large white head that eventually fizzles away to a thin layer, leaving a bit of soapy lacing on the glass. Pretty typical adjunct aroma, grains, corn, something resembling light hops. Taste is bland with stale malts, corn, corn sugar, light hops with a lingering bitter skunkiness. Light body, and not very pleasing to any of the senses. There's really no need for beer like this ever.

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this beer isnt good. it tastes a little hoppy, but really stale and kinda watery, i know people didnt review it that good but i dont even think its positive. pours out really light straw colored looks champaney, super carbonated.

i guess its cool thats jamacan , they should stick to regge and growing weed, cuz thats what there better at, that sounds kindoff rascist, america makes its own far share of bad beer, worse than this perhaps, but this is the only jamacan beer ive ever had, and likely the last, so nice try jamiaca , but this is bad.

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Appearance - Pours a pale golden yellow with a one finger head, poor retention, and little lace to speak of.

Smell - Smells of sweet, grainy malts and a faint bit of spice.

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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Beer rating: 2.97 out of 5 with 3,278 ratings