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
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look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.53/5  rDev +17.7%
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3.42/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pours a goldish color, nothing special but not the worst. Slight head which quickly dissolves upon pouring.

Smell: Nothing unique about the smell at all.

Taste: Not an overwhelming taste, easily drinkable on a hot day for sure. Its not as filling as other lagers we have tried.

Feel: Red Stripe goes down real easy, does not leave an unpleasant taste. Does not fill you up like other lagers might. Can easily have 4-5 of these and not feel like a fat slob.

Overall: This is a good, but not great beer. Definitely recommend it if you are stuck in a rut and want something new. Can usually find a 6 pack for around 9 dollars. It is very drinkable and tasty enough to keep you interested. Good for parties/bbqs. Good for day drinking.

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Review: 500ml Can of Red Stripe: ABV: 4.7%

The taste of Jamaica

On pour we get a light golden yellow colour, that produces a big frothy white head, with a lot of nice carbonation. The beer looks ok.
A nice head that maintains, and some nice lacing.

A slight beery smell on the nose, real lagery aroma. Malts and grains, but overall not a whole lot to smell. Faint.

On taste I get a very nice mouthful of tastes, a filling and refreshing feel in the mouth. Tastes ok, mostly creamy, with some cereals tastes, and a good bit of grain. Nice enough.
There is a very stringent taste though (lemon and lime), that lingers throughout which is not very nice and is very pointed.

But overall has a real lagery taste and is quite sessionable
Hard to rate and not bad, but would like to try again.

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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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