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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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 I’d spend more money on.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Patrickctenchi (4840) - Cox’s 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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Malaclemys (421) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours brilliant clear yellow with thin white head. Aroma of DMS, corn, slight floral and earthy hops. Taste is very light with corn, sweet malt, and a dry finish. Very light body.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pours crystal clear golden yellow. Liffey white head. Smell of corn and soap. Slightly metallic flavor. Slightly sweet. Not bad for a lite beer.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
kramer (5360) - 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 I’m drinking a Pale Lager, I at least want it to be clean and crisp. Even if it lacks flavor, that’s OK, but these flavors are just offensive. Light bodied and watery, yet still sticky and clingy from the heavy corn presence. Can’t even imagine liking this on a super hot day lounging on a Jamaican beach.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - 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.

2.6
   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 (3603) - 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 it’s 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.. Doesn’t 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

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
ben4321 (4778) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Location: Way too many of these in Jamaica, Dec ’13

Aroma: The nose is adjunct lager corn, some light malts, and not a whole lot else
Appearance: It pours a clear yellow color with a small, fizzy, white head
Flavor: The taste is as minimal as you’d expect, with some corn and light sweetness
Palate: The body is light and fairly watery, way too fizzy, not too much else going on
Overall Impression: It’s not the worst light adjunct lager out there, but it certainly isn’t leaps and bounds better either. I don’t remember the carbonation being so extreme on bottled tastings, but the draft was a total over-carbonated mess.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - 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 I’d normally buy, but it was sunny, hot and I was in Jamaica!


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