Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Red Stripe Jamaican Lager | Desnoes & Geddes Limited

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Red Stripe Jamaican LagerRed Stripe Jamaican Lager
BA SCORE
2.97/5
Poor
3,246 Ratings
Red Stripe Jamaican LagerRed Stripe Jamaican Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Jamaica
redstripebeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,587
Reviews:
985
Ratings:
3,246
pDev:
20.88%
Bros Score:
3.39
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
710
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,246 |  Reviews: 985
Photo of BMMillsy
2/5  rDev -32.7%

Photo of tfsimpkins
2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Garlicjosh
1.5/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of Shmobo
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Pillowburn
4.5/5  rDev +51.5%

Photo of kinolust
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of PugsandBeer
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of JohnBeerRun
2.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I tried this beer on vacation in the Bahamas just because it was cheaper than domestic beer over there. This wasn't a bad tasting beer for the price. The look of the bottle is nothing special but that's what they are known for.

Pours a yellow with a medium head
Has a slight bitter taste with a good mouthfeel

 311 characters

Photo of rangerred
3.23/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pour out of a stubby bottle into a pint glass yields a clear straw colored beer with a fizzy one finger head.

Smells skunky at first followed by a light grainyness along with some light grassy hops.

Taste is a mixture of cereal grain and grassy hops followed by a moderate sweetness as the flavors fade. A light bitterness lingers through the finish.

Overall a decent beer although the sweetness is a bit of a turn off for me.

 431 characters

Photo of ceraphin
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Paracatu
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Plantinau
3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of jharkins07
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of yoyogopants
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of bpackertx
2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of cmdmzmjm
2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of GBPackers
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ckollias
2.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this stubby bottle out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden ale with a thin 2-finger white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Zesty malt and grain aroma. Not a huge nose but pleasant nonetheless.

T: Light bitter flavor with tart aftertaste.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This is better than your average lager – better than the watered down beer you normal get. It is easy to drink and refreshing.

 445 characters

Photo of Campodog
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of L1NH
4/5  rDev +34.7%

Photo of hopmeister
2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of rsant
2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of SopwithCamel18
2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Beer rating: 2.97 out of 5 with 3,246 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.