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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2195   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
filippomassari (10) - Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Lager beer with slightly sweet taste. Nothing special about it: it has no peculiarity at all.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
venom666 (389) - Elche, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2014
Pale golden color with white mediu-lasting head. Aroma is grainy and corny, with sweet malts, grass and fruitss.Good carbonation. Taste is sweet, corny, cerealy and malty, with a marked hop and dry finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
eduardovl (929) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a chalice. I was expecting much more from this "beer"... People consider this a "fair Adjunct Lager" but I doubt that such thing really exists... A: Pour a pale yellow color. The head is fluffy aired and white. Minimal retention. Disappears leaving many lacings S: Sweet malts, basically. Ends up with an annoying smell of adjunct malts... Stinky T: After smelling it for some time, I was really afraid about its taste... This is very metallic. Watery. Cigarette ashes. Really bad stuff... M: Light body and high carbonation D: Terrible. For sure, one of the worst beers I’ve ever had... [ BA Review @ 9/18/2010 ]

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikeyo1 (259) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours straw yellow color with a medium white head and a little lacing. Aroma is sweet and has some light fruitiness, hay, grains, and hints of almonds and grassy hops. A hint of complexity here(!) Flat & highly carbonated mouth feel. dry somewhat sweet flavor of grains, cereal, corn, grass. Dry finish with almost no bitterness and hint of cardboard.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
evannell (125) - - OCT 7, 2014
The bottle looks nice, the beer tastes average. But i felt good drinking it. Maybe that’s because i’ve never seen a jamaican beer before.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
panzerwolf (74) - FINLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Pours light yellow with little white head. Taste has straw, some malts, a kind of sweetness with a tinge of bitterness. Mild taste, don’t really hate it but nothing too special to say about it, either.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
VamboladeTolly (191) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle@ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours clear golden with small white head. Malty aroma, grassy. Taste is also malty, lighlt sweet. Light body. Nothing special

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
JimmyBoy74 (279) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
33 cl Gustavsvik Relaxen Örebro. En helt smaklös öl dom ändå vinner lite på colhetsfaktorn att den är från Jamaica.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beertholomeus (857) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Pours straw yellow with a white head. Grass, grain and floral aroma and flavors. Tastes a little watered down. Light body and average carbonation. Grass and grain finish. Refreshing though.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CanIHave4Beers (3338) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours perfectly clear & markedly pale. It’s got a small head that sticks around for a while.

The aroma is odd, I’m not sure I’ve ever smelled this beer before... but it smells strange. Yeah, it’s sweet with some cereal grain but there is something about it I can’t put my finger on, it’s not really offensive as far as beers like this go, so that’s cool.

The flavor has a little bit of cidery sweetness up front, but the finish is pretty dry. It’s got a little bit of hop spiciness and a low level of bitterness. It’s got some odd cereal notes, but generally it’s fine enough... I mean really for a light beer without much character, there isn’t a whole lot of offensive qualities to it either, which is neat.



Am I the only one who thinks the RateBeer style designation on this is a little screwy? The Bottle I have, which is different from the pic on the site (maybe the problem), claims it’s a Jamacian Style Lager, but you turkies have it pinned as a pale lager... where’s the respect for brewer’s intent, or is that just for "craft" beers?


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