Red Stripe Jamaican Lager | Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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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
Ratings:
3,221
Reviews:
979
Avg:
3
pDev:
20.67%
 
 
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44
Gots:
695
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0
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Photo of Prost76
3.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of monkist
4.3/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of caburdette51
1/5  rDev -66.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of BeerTest
2.19/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Atg1095
3.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.08/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wac9
2.81/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

better then I thought it would be doesn't have that watery taste or feel like other crappy not too bad

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Photo of ONUMello
3.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle (Jamaica version) best by 9/18/17 poured into a pint glass
A: Pale yellow, 1/2-finger head
S: Malt/corn/grain
T: Also mostly corn, some malt
M: Light-bodied, moderate carbonation
O: Fairly refreshing, on par for the style, just zero complexity

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Photo of Hackattack
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This has a nice importy, rich, and a little skunky taste. The price is not too bad either. I think it was better when America got the stuff that was actually brewed in Jamaica, though. Maybe that's why it is cheaper now then when we got it from Jamaica in the good old days.

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Photo of jsbirnba
2.8/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Acat114
3.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear gold and smells of malt and grain. Tastes like corn, malt, biscuit, and maybe a little honey and fruit. Funny that someone who did a recent review mentioned it tasted like Barrio Blonde as I just had that earlier today and completely agree. Not a bad adjunct actually. If I had to choose an adjunct lager to drink this would probably be near the top of my list.

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Photo of gatornation
3.68/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank loads of this 11.2 oz bottle while in St Marteen , have to say it hit the spot between mixed drinks, had a dank citrus baked bread taste with some sweet malts , medium carbonation this is a tasty lager ,

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Photo of tucson_brewson
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Used to drink these on special years ago for $2 a bottle, been a while so picked up some and tried it in a pint glass.

L - Pours a light, golden straw yellow with little lacing and no head. Very thin.

S - Slightly sweeter and maltier, some artificial fruit smell that reminds me of a blonde ale.

T - Corn, cereal grains, biscuit malt, a hint of tropical fruit (mass-produced Jamaican beer living up to its origin). Not much on hops at all, just a malty sweetness.

F - Drinks like the local Barrio blonde ale I get a lot. Light to medium body, a little thicker and creamier than other lagers. Best ice old straight out of the bottle.

O - An okay adjunct lager that's honestly a bit overpriced for what you get:

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Photo of tpauer
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BoJengs
3.59/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best on tap in Jamaica. Pairs nicely with the beach and a fatty.

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Photo of nater919
1.79/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Gemini6
3.2/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.78/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bought a 12-pack $13.46 Sam's Club
Clear golden color
Light mouthfeel
Medium-high carbonation
Sweet, light malt flavor, clean tasting, refreshing
Overall an ok beer, better than Bud. Nothing special about it, great for hot weather drinking.

What made me buy it is that Sam's had both the made in Jamaica and the fake Red Stripe Style made in America for the same price. I was happy to find the real made in Jamaica version since I haven't seen it anywhere else. I prefer to buy the real versions of beers and not the fake made in America/Canada versions that have been happening more often.

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Photo of dylan_r
3.65/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From bottle to pint glass. Pale yellow/straw in color, not much head. Smells of grain and corn. Taste is sweet, crackers and cream corn. Smooth feel. Could totally toss a few back on a hot day. Not something I'd seek, but wouldn't turn it down if offered.

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Photo of Timc32
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of broadway848
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bum4ever
3.18/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerdeathexperience
2.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ahh, Red Stripe. A light tasting, crisp beer. This baby looks a bit like urine, but its taste is far superior to that bodily excretion. Slightly bitter, slightly sweet, a bit grainy. Occasionally one catches a taste of hops, if I recall correctly. It feels thin in the mouth, but there is a slight, grainy texture almost imperceptible. A good beer to casually drink, in a unique bottle.

Ultimately, Red Stripe seems to be a slightly better Budweiser for a slightly higher cost.

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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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