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

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.91   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Red Stripe Light is D&Gís alternative to the original. It has a smoother taste, and besides having a lower alcohol content, it is also ílessí of a beer as it comes in 10.5 oz. bottles.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Suttree (5050) - 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.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
PorterPounder (5367) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4133) - 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 youíre looking for something to pound down, not if your looking for flavor. Good for that neighbor that doesnít drink beer.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
CheersMate (1305) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2010
12 oz. bottle. This is a new thing in Georgia, I believe. Head didnít last but a few seconds. Gold transparent appearance. Aroma is heavy on the grass (no, not cannabis), and there is a slightly sweet caramel malt aroma in there as well. Fairly pungent brew. Goes down easy with the same thing(s) i.e. grassy flavor and slightly sweet caramel malt flavor. Overall, not bad, and fairly smooth. Not dangerously smooth, but smooth enough.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
italarican (1475) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2010
I had a ton of these during my honeymoon in Jamaica when the goal was purely to get drunk without adding too many calories since I was gorging on all-inclusive food. Not very good. A bit of corn and a slight sourness. Very little else going on.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Bottled. Lighter in color and more water presence... otherwise a very similar brew. Corn makes that same sour then sweet feel ending lightly bitter.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 22, 2009
On tap in Jamaica. It isnít nearly as watery as most light lagers and it still tastes relatively close to the original. Not much to it, but itís par for the course with american macro light beers.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VertBaconStrips (2063) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
Another successful beer run for my dad on a holiday has brought RSL to my lips. Poured out a crystal clear light gold brew, average white foamy cap and more random lacing than more low % brews. Also, a thin cap has been retained throughout the entire sampling. Hey! This sucker only has 35 calories! If I drink ten of them not only will I not be drunk but Iíll also be bloated and disappointed too. 95% grain and 5% sweetness for the aroma. Not totally flavourless but just as I expected: dull, grain and a weak hop. Very gassy, a bit drying that I think Iím confusing with tons of grain. Finishes with a light bitterness. As far as light beers go... well... light beers fín suck balls.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (3371) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Bottle as shown in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Pours a clear golden with a small frothy white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a pale corn malt. Thin mouthfeel and a bit watery but very smooth and easy to drink. Good for how hot Jamaica was that day. Enjoyed several that day.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Bottle at Margaritaville in the Montego Bay airport: Pale golden with a fizzy white ring for head. Mild sweet pale malt aroma. Fizzy and thin. Papery flavor upfront with leads to a touch of doughy sweetness and almost no bitterness. Lacks character, I’ve had worse.


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