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


on tap


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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Pale yellow pour with a tall, fluffy white head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is cereal, sweet grass, a bit of toast, fermenting corn and cooked rice. Flavor is sweet cereal, grass, mineral and creamed corn. Palate is light bodied and fairly neutral throughout with a very light carbonation, must have wasted it all creating that huge head. Itís not like I poured it very violently either, weird. Lame pale lager as expected.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Clear, yellow, and a good head. Aroma and taste is like the many industrial lagers before it, but itís not skunked!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
morrdt (715) - Dirty Moí, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2010
12 oz. single stubby brown bottle from a friendís fridge here in the Dirty Mo. Light yellow coloring, aroma is very light. Taste is actually a bit nice, as compared to the harshness that his the regular Red Stripe. Nothing weird on the aftertaste either. Decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gururyan (719) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 30, 2010
If youíve just done a few Bob Marley shots at the pool bar and are floating around the pool or ocean, these go down just fine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Itís smooth, almost no hop quality to it, and very thin. Light in all senses of the word. Thereís not a bad taste to it, but not much taste at all. I guess I just wonder why.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Tasted from a 12 oz. bottle purchased in Fort Collins, Colorado. Pours a light, clear-yellow body with little head. Skunky head and light skunky body. On top of that, itís only 3.6% ABV!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
twindadplus2 (677) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Got a few bottles as a gift from my dad so Iíll try it (Iíll try any beer once to give it a fair shake). Clear very pale yellow color with no head. Smells like sour grain and rotten fruit. Now, how to describe the taste... Iíve never actually licked a hoboís anus (nor do I plan to) but I suspect it would taste something like this; dirty, stale, oily, you get the point. Iím just going to skip the finish and the palate for this one okay?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JFGrind (2006) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Personally, I do not see a need in my beer life for a Red Stripe Light. I accepted one off a friend for the sole purpose of gaining a rating (and never drinking it again). water with essence of beer, and the bottles are smaller than regular Red Stripe. Loss of a few ounce is quite frankly a rip-off. Ba-OO! Light Beer! Ba-OO!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
egajdzis (6135) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Pale golden color with a small white head. Aroma of strong corn, cardboard, and rotten fruits. Taste of much of the same, and quite foul even cold.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ron (3614) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2010
My brother Steve was hading these out at the last B-day party. 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. Another lousey pale lager rating.

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