Red Stripe Jamaican Lager | Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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70
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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:
3,206
Reviews:
977
Avg:
3
pDev:
20.67%
 
 
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44
Gots:
683
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0
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Photo of Jodio
2.82/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
2.45/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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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Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Tigerbrau
1.7/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Edie
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tracker83
3.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpt2222
2.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
2.67/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Pro_Magnon
2.54/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jgiordano88
3.18/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Schlitz74
2.25/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This beer is slightly below average for a lager. It has a taste that is neither good or bad. it is over priced for a subpar lager. There is nothing special here.

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Photo of theBubba
2.47/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not much to say here. The lace lasted...surprise. Otherwise this is just another American adjunct beer. Jamaican style? Give me a break. This tastes like a Pabst Blue Ribbon with a tad more bitterness. It's sad that many of the once notable beers from other countries (Kirin, Harp, Becks, Lowenbrau...I could go on and on) have been bought by corporate America's bean counters and marketing geniuses for their name and past reputation. This is quite possibly the reason for the craft beer surge. We know better. Excuse the rant. Back to Red Stripe. No worse than a Heineken, if you get my drift. American adjunct lager? Go for a Narraganset if you can find one.

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Photo of acmurphy696
2.74/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This is a nice beer that has just enough character to be enjoyable.
It's pale color leaves a lot to be desired mainly due to reminding drinkers of the standard adjunct lagers it resembles.
It's smell is pleasant and inviting.
The taste is hard to define. It's certainly not off putting, but It's difficult to consistently detect.
While there is a bit of character in its feel, there's not much.
Overall, Red Stripe is a pleasant experience.

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Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bongobeer
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jacob17
2.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of cfcairns
3.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chestertonian82
3.41/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pkalix
3.57/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

first beer of the day, straight out of the freezer, on a warm September afternoon..... is why i give this baby a FOUR on taste! but seriously.... it's not bad. on par with a Coors i suppose....

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4.23/5  rDev +41%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Usernames
3.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Red Stripe Jamaican Lager from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
3 out of 5 based on 3,206 ratings.
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