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


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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.91   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5148) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Bottle (mine brown glass). Same smell as regular Red Stripe. Pale, clear dark golden, not particularly inspirational, with a sharp and quickly-vanished head. Sort of apple juice. Taste also Red Stripey - just a little thinner. Feel is crisp, light but not watery, nice cornbready aftertaste. Much more of a ’malt beverage’ than a beer, but I can’t say I’m unhappy with it (I admit to having become a minor fan of Red Stripe over the years, at least among the mainstream pale lagers) - feels like they watered down their Original formula in secondary and then force-carbed. I’m jazzed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Experienced from an 11.2 oz bottle in a pub glass. The beer pours a light amber hue, with a small, but surprisingly thick, white head. The nose carries a light note of some sort of hop/alcohol/misc. Not entirely pleasingly, but more than one usually gets from examples of the style. The palate carries a light sweetness. While lacking any sort of discernible hop character or bitterness, there seems to be enough of the latter to keep the beer from seeming one-sided or cloying. Carbonation is mercifully light, especially in comparison to beers such as Miller or Bud Lite. The finish is crisp and neutral. Overall, not a very good beer, but also not a bad interpretation of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hopscotch (9891) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle… Clear straw-colored lager with a fizzy, quickly dissipating, white head. The bouquet is all about pale grains and spicy European hops. Light to medium-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor tilts toward the sweet side of balance - clover honey. Flavor-wise, the hops are really a non-factor. Zippy, moderately sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blklab2007 (2058) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2010
really light yellow in color with a one finger fizzy white head. aroma is lightly sweet, grains, and some corn. flavor is the same with some light bitterness. overall really not that bad on the light beer front

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
fsbw21086 (338) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2010
This is pretty bad. Original red stripe is ok if its on special for the night. This taste alittle gritty, alittle coffee like, sweet and watery. Nothing worth remembering.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jjuf1853 (1251) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle. A watery, scaled down version of the original. The flavor has some sweet malt and grain notes to it, but overall it is quite forgettable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
daknole (10007) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Almost a water clear color with a white head. Flavor and aroma are very watery and grainy with corn notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear golden color with a thin fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is grass and grain with not much character beyond that. The taste is grainy with metallic notes and a bit of a sweet finish. Thin bodied. 5/19/10

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gsmitty80 (1902) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2010
This was horrible, it was just water with a little bit of piss in it for coloring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Sampled at Cellar’s Wine & Spirits in Shorewood, MN. Pours a clear light straw colored brew with a fast dissolving white head that leaves behind a trace of ring. Aroma of corn/rice adjunct, sugar, a hint of citrus and farm hay. Taste is light bodied, a touch sweet malt and sugar. Finish is a thin bitterness and then a sweetened light beer aftertaste. Definitely a light Mexican Lager.

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