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


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RATINGS: 2246   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jazz88 (2592) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 24, 2002
Bottle. Nothing like a semi-cold Red Stripe while camping at the beach in the Redwoods. Tasted a little sweet, but otherwise unimpressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2002
You know what, I like this beer. Smooth, good flavor, not too carbonated, and a cool bottle. One thing though.... at first sip it hits your tastebuds weird, but after a couple sips, really smooth....

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (6046) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2008 Rerate Light golden pour, thin white head. Tinny aroma and typical lager flavor with a trace of honey. Thin mouthfeel - but somewhat refreshing. Original 2.8 Bit of a chemical taste to it - good mouthfeel though with little to no aroma. Light head upon pouring. A step or two above the American standards and perhaps above the Mexican offerings as well. Extra point for the painted bottle.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2002
The best thing about this beer is that goes well with Jerk seasoning.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2002
Not that much better than Corrs or Miller products and much more expensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - OCT 16, 2002
Had a bottle of this tonight at the BW3’s in Dublin. Fresh spicy nose with floral accents. Pours a clear light straw yellow. The tall white head is somewhere between frothy and creamy. The head is mostly lasting with good lacing. The flavor has a spicy alcoholic quality with a clean finish. Balanced but not very deep. The light body is creamy and lively with a lightly astringent finish. Better than countless other american standards. But not an offering from a strong style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Discofish (152) - USA - OCT 12, 2002
This beer seems to vary quite a bit. Last bottle was skunked.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 Came in with no expectations, considering it’s a Jamaican brew. Nothing particularly notable about it, other than the stubby bottle. Below average across the board. Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up! It’s bobsled time! Cool Runnings!!!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilkTork (5374) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2014
October, 2002 Brewed under licence here in the UK. There is nothing distinctive about this lager, other than the marketing - and certainty nothing typically Jamaican about it; indeed, because it is brewed here in England by Charles Wells, its main constituent - water - is English. [1.4]
July, 2014 440ml red and white can, part of a four for £4 deal from Tesco. Soft, slightly sweet, easy drinking lager. Nothing offensive about these. But nothing distinctive or particularly pleasant either. Ideal for the beach on a sunny day. Or for the Notting Hill Carnival. [2.3]

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2002
This is NOT a hot weather beer. It is extremely sweet and malty and it’s very low carbonated. This is definately NOT a thirstquencher. Extremely bad beer and extremely ugly bottle. One of the worst beer I’ve had for sure. I only drank those because I got them for free.

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