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


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RATINGS: 2280   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
First brewed in 1938.
It is a light alcohol drink with not too strong bitterness but rather soft taste; therefore, it’s easy to drink it up.
Brewed for the UK market by Charles Wells since 1976.
Brewed for US market at City Brewery’s Latrobe plant since 2012.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Bottled at Tucker's Pub in Wildwood, NJ. A non-offensive beer. Little better than some American american standards. Tasted what it should be.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2007 July 2007. Bottle from Jamaica c/o Barnes, who was on his honeymoon. Crisp yellow body with a moderate fluffy white head and a half hearted attempt at lacing on the glass. Muted sweet grainy aroma very light notes of cooked vegetables. Flavour starts sweet with dilute grains and a hint of the cooked vegetables in the undercurrents. Finish has a light bitterness. Average palate feels a bit more full bodied than many of its macro counterparts. I can see drinking one of these at a swim up bar on the resort, but then I’d be more inclined to reach for a rum and coke, or some kind of frozen fruity drink. Bland but inoffensive. 4/3/4/3/10 - 2.4<P> August 2003. First discovered this in The Firm by John Grisham. Local bar had a stubby and wings deal. Yellow, little head. Just enough malt and hops to notice, but pretty bland. Ok to wash down wings with though. 4/3/4/2/10 - 2.3

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Piss yellow in color with a small head. Aroma is slightly malty with notes of grain. Flavor is somewhat sweet and watery. The bottles all right but the beer is not.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2003
This lager beer pours a clear golden color with a small, fizzy white head that dissappears quickly and leaves very little lace. The aroma is lagerish with some faint malts and hops as well as a corny sweetness. It has a light body with high carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel. The flavor is weak but slightly sweet, probably more from corn than malts. The finish is crisp with hardly any taste. Not especially bad, but not really good either.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeTwelvepack (17) - USA - JUL 24, 2003
I like the flavor better than Bud, but it's similar. Easy to drink, cool bottles, a little sweet. Good for when it's hot out. The major problem I have with Red Stripe is the price - if it cost the same as the macros, I'd buy it much more often.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
lipskin (38) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2003
This is what people drink when they want to impress others with how little they know about beer. Neat bottle, though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2003
12 oz bottle, pint glass. Large frothy head diminishes quickly. Body is a pale yellow with lively carbonation and no visible particles. Grainy, cereal malt aroma. Dirty grassy hops. No yeast aroma that I could find. Corn and grain dominate the taste. No lacing is left behind on this one. Mildly sweet throughout. Ligh carbonation, watery texture. Very grainy, almost wood-like finish, reminiscent of rough whiskey. Gets point for having a cooler friendly bottle.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
EKGoldings (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Ya mon, Jamacan Budlight. High carbonation, very light flavors, tastes like they use a lot of rice, not much malt at all, not much hops, but you can get a wisp of malt in the finish. The best thing about this beer is the bottle: stubbies. In the dark old days, all beer in Eastern Canada was sold in stubbies. The bottle brings back memories and the beer inside a Red Stripe is boring but inoffensive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2003
Not nearly as bad as I would have supposed (I'm 39 yrs old and this is my first ever Red Stripe!). Lagerish musty malty sweet nose, a very slight snappy hop close - yes there's a fair bit of overly sweet corn adjuncty taste, but I've had far far worse in that department.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2003
A nice lager. A light hoppy character. Pretty much standard for an american beer. Fairly soft on the tongue and finishes smooth.

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