Brewed by Desnoes and Geddes (Diageo PLC)
Style: Pale Lager
Kingston, Jamaica


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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.9   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Red Stripe Light is D&G’s alternative to the original. It has a smoother taste, and besides having a lower alcohol content, it is also ’less’ of a beer as it comes in 10.5 oz. bottles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5458) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Thin yellow with no head or lace. Light malt, paper, lemon on the nose. Lemon, wet paper flavor. Thin and fizzy but drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2010
The aroma is weak and inoffensive with just malt and a touch of grassy hops. The appearance is very straw gold with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin like most of the style. There really isn’t much to say about this beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
anwegmann (17) - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Not a bad light beer, but not a good beer at all. It’s good for the bottle, and for session drinking -- that is, if you don’t want to drink Bud Light and shell out around $9.00 for a six-pack. To be honest, it was what I expected: a decent light beer with a great bottle and a fun spirit, nothing more.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Suttree’s Nothing else to do in Mid-February Tasting. Sample from a bottle shared by me. Clear yellow, white cover. Aroma is crisp, faint corn. Taste is more corn, simple and not as buttery as the regular Red Stripe.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
zach8270 (3863) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2010
(bottle - 330 ml) Clear gold with a fizzy head. Faint aroma of grass, corn, and malt. Dry malty flavor at the beginning with a faint fruity sweetness near the middle. Finishes clean with a light sweetness followed by a little bitterness. It’s a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2010
11.2oz bottle @Suttree’s Nothing else to do TN Gathering. Thanks lithy-pours a white ring for a head and straw color. Aorma is sweet grain/corn, some spice hops. Taste is sweet grain/corn, some spice/grass hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2010
11.2 ounce stubby bottle - $1.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body with a head that quickly fizzles out into a thin white ring before you’ve even set the bottle down. Smell: Smells like somebody opened up a bag of Fritos! I’d rather have the Fritos, to be honest. Taste: Incredibly faint maltiness though with very little sweetness. There’s a carry over of the corn chips from the disheartening aroma. No real apparent hop presence. Weak, watery, corn-laden finish. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-light carbonation. Drinkability: Hooray Beer-lite! While it probably has a place served up on a hot, sunny beach somewhere, it’s just not too terribly enjoyable here in Georgia during the waning days of Winter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Suttree (5548) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2010
It tastes like Red Stripe, only less so. I brushed my teeth this morning. I have on a blue shirt.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
PorterPounder (6220) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - 10.5 oz bottle (yes - I feel jipped!) . Pours a crystal clear very light golden with little to no head - painted bottle redeems it from a 1 for appearance. Aroma has some metallic essence to it. Flavor does not have much more to offer. Same metallic dullness permeates throughout with a hint of seltzer water. The palate is where this really goes downhill - throat clenching harshness as it goes down - very thin as well. Pass on this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2010
12oz stubby. Pours clear, light yellow. Thin white head. Aroma of grassy hops, very light. Flavor of pale malt, some cardboard box. Very watery, overly light bodied. Ok if you’re looking for something to pound down, not if your looking for flavor. Good for that neighbor that doesn’t drink beer.

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