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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3.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall white head that quickly reduces to a thin patch covering most of the surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: The aroma is mostly grainy malts with some lighter hints of bready malts.

T: Slightly sweet but not as sweet as you usually find in this style. Overall the flavors are pretty mellow with some graininess, some bready malts, and a little bit of yeast spiciness.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Overall this is a very easy to drink beer that one could definitely consume many of during a single session. Seems like it would be best in hot weather, at the beach, with spicy food, or all of the above.

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2.69/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a pale golden color with a two fingered foamy head that quickly recedes to a rocky foam on top of the brew. Carbonation bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom.

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.

O: This beer is average at best. There's very little noticeable flavors and is mediocre at best.

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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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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Beer rating: 2.97 out of 5 with 3,256 ratings