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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S: A little skunky to begin followed by light notes of grains and a little breadiness.

T: Ah, I'm not really sure how to describe the taste here. Any flavors are very mild and subdued. A little bit of graininess, some malts and a little bit of yeastiness.

M: Medium amount of carbonation for an incredibly light bodied beer. In fact, almost not body to speak of.

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S: Skunky grains and grassy malts

T: Sweet corn, grains, all outlined in a mildly sweet skunk.

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O: A nice change of pace from typical American adjunct lagers. An easy drinker with some real unique character.

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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
3 out of 5 based on 3,201 ratings.
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