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


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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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.

Fatehunter's rating

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Fatehunter (1829) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Almost a finger of head. Clear, (yellow?) almost colorless body. Strong metallic smell. Not appealing. Metallic taste too. Really watery. A metallic bitter at the end. Not enjoyable. Low carbonation. Light body, but not crisp. Does anyone really drink this for real?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
shrubber85 (9464) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle. Skunky barley malt and straw aroma. Golden yellow with large white head. Lightly sweet barley malt and mildly bitter herbal straw flavor. Watery body. Met my expectations.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Straw color with a fizzy, diminishing white head. Grass, grain and a hint of malt liquor, add little to this “light” beer aroma. Initial fizzy water flavor. Better than the smell, but not in a beer way. Hints of grain and malt, but the carbonated water flavor is overpowering. I find little use for this liquid. 2/10

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2015
Bottled 275 ml at "The Little Pub at the Village", Island Village, Ocho Rios, on January 24, 2015.
Bottle was a long neck and clear if I remember correctly, didn’t look the way the pic currently does on ratebeer.
Clear golden color, fluffy lasting white head. Sweet, sugary, vegetable scent. Weak sweet taste. Thin mouthfeel, low to very low bitterness.
Mainly boring and tasteless, guess I knew that getting it, but was on Jamaica and wanted to try some different local beers and the selection wasn’t really that big!
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2014
11.2 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Williston. Appearance: finger white head, pale straw, clear, head does not last, no real lacing. Aroma: cereal, light grassy hops, light caramel. Palate: light body, average carbonation, thin texture. Taste: sweet malt, into light bitter hops. Overall, refreshing, but nothing special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
slowrunner77 (7878) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"looks like your typical macro lager. thin feel, at first smell, lots of corn/adjunkty sweetness. nor pleasant, but it fades, and tasted ok, refreshing, if not spectacular. just felt like something new."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
N3lson1 (633) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Drank out of a pint glass from a 11.2 oz bottle.Smells like Red Stripe. Nice golden color with a lot of carbonation, with a frothy head that consistantly stays. Tastes like nothing... Decent beach day beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DruncanVeasey (7882) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
330ml from a supermarket in Rockley preloading in room 2a for another night of Bajan merriment. Pale and fizzing with lively carbonation and a loose white tuft. Saline sour grain and rice nose like Bud or equivalent. OK weakly lemony flavour with rice softness, rubber and phosphorous taints. Deeper biscuit hints. Empty finish. Redundant pisswatter after 2 buckets of Banks on Carlisle Bay, more Banks, 2 rum and cokes and a cup of tea.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
mzaar (2298) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2014
Flaska. Ljust guldfärgad med vitt skum som snart lägger sig. Gräs och jordighet i doften. Smakinslag? Ja, nu börjar problemen, för här var det inte mycket att hänga i granen. Det är vattnigt och tunt och där finns en svag gräsbeska som ändå får mig att förstå att det är en öl jag dricker. Meningslös.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
bottle. Pale straw with small head. Indistinguishable from mexican light beers, except this one is from Jamaica. Watery and bland, but not unpleasant.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
hotstuff (4532) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Rated on 2-18-2011. This bottled beer pours a small very fizzy white head with a very short retention, transparent yellow body, fizzy carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malt and grain. The taste is lightly sweet, malty and grain. The mouth feel is moderate carbonation and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is not good. Plain and simple.

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