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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A: clear gold body with small amounts of white foam trying to make a head, but just doesn't do it, no lacing

S: light malt, rice, slight really subdued hops

T: balanced between subdued hops and malts, but there's really nothing there

M: light to medium, sessionable, no aftertaste or finish

O: an average AAL, decent to come back to in the summer, not sure why I had it recently

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Light, crisp aroma. Slightly pungent and a little malty.

Pilsner malt and slight hops to give flavor balance. More of a flavor profile than most American style lagers. But, still along the same lines.

Light, refreshing mouthfeel with a crisp, clean finish.

I would consider this a small step up from Budweiser, etc.

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Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
3 out of 5 based on 3,221 ratings.
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