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

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RATINGS: 152   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.


1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
kramer (5063) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear light yellow gold body with a small fizzy white head that faded pretty quickly. The nose is pretty bad, lots of corn and a bit of wet cardboard. The flavor is just as bad as the aroma suggests, awful corn syrup and soggy wet grain all over the place. If Iím drinking a Pale Lager, I at least want it to be clean and crisp. Even if it lacks flavor, thatís OK, but these flavors are just offensive. Light bodied and watery, yet still sticky and clingy from the heavy corn presence. Canít even imagine liking this on a super hot day lounging on a Jamaican beach.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2013
On vacation in Jamaica. Pours a piss yellow color with a decent white head that dissipates to a slight film around the edge of the glass. Smell is bread, malt, and yeast. Taste follows, with a bit undesirable funk. Light version is a bit more easy drinking. Still wish I could get a decent beer on vacation...

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palme (3474) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
A 0.33l bottle from Whole Foods Market Tribeca. Well, at least it looks like a 0.33l bottle, but it says 11.2 fl oz. No idea what that means. My first pale lager here in the US of A, and itís not even from the pale lager-country! A crystal clear pale golden body with some small unfiltered particles and a small quickly fading bubbly lager head. Smells of corn really. Boiled corn, soft grainy malts and a little bit of soap. Bah.. Doesnít taste all that bad actually. Mostly because there is it much taste at all. A little lemony citrus hint is basically what I manage to squeeze out of this one. Really mild and yeah light. Not bad to drink k actually, but it lacks flavor. 20.06.2013

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
NeoHippie2 (1057) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Well, it was exactly what I thought it would be. Watery, nasty swill. Pale yellow pour with a soapy head. Aroma of skunked yard clippings. Drink it fast too because the warmer it gets, the nastier it gets. Drain Pour.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4012) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
23 Jan 2013 and our ship docked at Montego Bay: we hit Doctor Cave Beach for the day. The bar there had small (275ml) clear bottles of this beer available, so I had a couple to keep me cool. The brew is very light in colour, a pale gold I suppose with no head to see (I drank them from the bottle, no glass). Slight grainy nose, but nothing much. The taste was leaning towards hoppy and had a semi-bitter dry finish: I found it refreshing and just what I needed at the time. This is not the srot of beer Iíd normally buy, but it was sunny, hot and I was in Jamaica!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MorganBaughman (147) - Long Beach, Mississippi, USA - APR 7, 2013
Had this at our second annual Easter Beer Hunt. Light bitter taste. Alright, but not something Iíd spend more money on.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Patrickctenchi (3957) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2013
11.2 oz stubby bottle: Pours clear, dark gold, with a lively white head. Virtually no aroma...a little grass and grain. Taste is watery, grain. Pretty much bereft of all things beer. Incredibly lacking.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ed5388 (2197) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2013
12oz stubby. Pours a clear golden color with a small amount of head that fades quickly. Aroma is grassy and somewhat sweet. Taste is sweet, watered down, with a small amount of bitterness.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
alexsdad06 (5803) - Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Pours a clear bright yellow color with a medium sized white head that is gone quickly. The aroma and flavor has sweet grains, corn with very little else. Cold wet alcohol (and not much of the alcohol).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 21, 2013
Actually, the bottle says US but anyway. It was flavourless and not so nice to drink. NOt bad but nt even for a relax in front of tv. Incipit, goldy and thatís it.


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