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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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bleh. That was my first impression and it didn't change.

Even fresh this beer smells skunky. The taste is bizarrely sweet and unappetizing. I purchased it mostly to see what all the hype was about. One does tend to hear about this beer, expecially from people who think it is cool that they once went to Jamaica and bout Jamaican beer... that should have been my first clue.

The beer is uninspired and unimpressive, the flatness, greyish colouration, and the flavour all make for a poor experience.

The one upside is the packaging. The stubby paired with the spot on red and white label is attractive and well composed. Don't be fooled though.

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It is impressive that the brewery has made a beer with lighter color than Budweiser. But the taste is also less than in most of the American "pisswater"-beers, or rather, it tastes like zero, nothing. There is no taste at all in this beer.
The only positive thing about this beer is that it does not taste bad. It makes it slips down quite easily.

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