Red Stripe Jamaican Lager | Desnoes & Geddes Limited

Red Stripe Jamaican LagerRed Stripe Jamaican Lager
3,233 Ratings
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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2.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear gold in color with 3 fingers of foamy white head, which laces nicely.

S: Skunky grains and grassy malts

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

M: Nice tingle and good carbonation for an adjunct. Light bodied as you'd expect.

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

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3/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear light straw yellow. The tall white head is somewhere between frothy and creamy. The head is mostly lasting with good lacing. The flavor has a spicy alcoholic quality with a clean finish. Balanced but not very deep. The light body is creamy and lively with a lightly astringent finish. Better than countless other american standards.

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2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz.

Pours a light yellow gold, white head dissipates rapidly.

Smells of adjuncts and barley malts.

Tastes like corn sugar and barley malts, maybe a whisper of hop.

Feels is thin with sudsy carbonation.

So-so, good enough for the style I guess, sessionable and thirst quenching, but nothing special. Only marginally better than the big three.

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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Beer rating: 2.97 out of 5 with 3,233 ratings
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