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


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RATINGS: 2328   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2003 What a great beer! Just the right amount of flavor with a killer nose. Goes down smooth with no hard aftertaste. Definately one of my favorites.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2003
This may be what American mega Pilz should taste like. Take Coors add add 5 times the malt flavor and 15 times the hops and you have this beer. But this beer is a bit pricey and all you really get is a better grade of mega swill

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BassMonkey83 (16) - USA - MAY 11, 2003
A great beer to relax with and get away from the usual Busch and Bud. Better than average flavor with a smooth follow up. Great looking bottle and quite possibly the funniest radio commercials in the world. Not a great beer, but it is certainly better than average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raymow (1290) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2003
A great beer for a hot day. I just got back from Jamaica where it was 90 degrees every day and I probably drank a keg of this stuff. It goes down smooth and tastes very refreshing. I'd highly recommend it for a hot summer day - and of coures, if you're in Jamaica!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamcbowman (57) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2003
When I heard it was a Jamacian beer, i kinda shrugged a bit thinking it would take like a bad import. But I tastes exactly like any other American Standard out there. Nice bottle design, and a smooth, cold taste, a nice overall experience, but hell, it's just like so many other beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2003
This beer is readily available at grocery stores and leads the buyer to think they're getting something special because of its uniquely shaped bottle and Jamaican origin. Don't be fooled...it's a boring beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ElGaucho (2371) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2003
Strong lager aroma. Slight haze and decent carbonation reveal themselves in the body. Small, white head that fully diminishes. Bland flavor, though a decent accompaniement to spicy food. A little better than your average lager, but nothing special. This is your typical international lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2003
Red Stripe is not a bad beer, but there are beers that taste better and have more character. I'll give Jamaca a little credit for this lager, but not too much maan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2003
Does anybody out there ever seek this stuff out? It usually seems to be something that's the lesser of evils at a beach bar. Having recently spent a week-end at the beach getting sunburned, this beer has kind of grown on me. Something about it tastes better than anything else in a certain situation: you are a Yankee in a strange southern beach bar, eating spicy sea food. Perhaps it was the strangely comforting grenade-like shape of the bottle, but it did a wonderful job easing the pain of sunburn and the anxiety caused by biker chicks in Dixie flag bikinis.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2003
Clear gold color with a medium white head. Fairly strong hop aroma with a background of bread. Taste is mainly of hops and finish is dry. More flavorful than the Macros but the dryness would make it difficult to drink more than one.

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