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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: 2353   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.


0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2003
i thought this beer was good, then i got sick off of only 5 of them (no im not a light weight) its something about the taste that just utterly made me want to vomit. this is a bad beer, and if this is jamacia's best- then show me no more jamacian beers.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2003
Is that a Red Stripe on my hand or has it given me a rash? Ok, (feeble) jokes aside. It is an average lager that lacks in most departments. It is certainly soft and lacks real balance.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
shorlin (721) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
No good. Yellow, lifeless. Smells skunky, tastes quite bad. I know this isn't a useful rating, but why waste the time on this one. My guess is you've tried it, and you know what it is.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2003
This is my first beer rating. I was intrigued by the novel bottle shape and the fact that it was imported from Jamaica. The website was hilarious! It has a much better taste than the cheap american beers that I have tasted. I bought a six of Red Stripe at the super market for $6.49.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2003
UPDATED: APR 18, 2006 Not a bad beer, not heavy at all. A sweet aftertaste is the best part of this beer. My favorite thing about this beer is the shape of the bottle. If your in a bar and this is the only foreign beer than its better than any bud, coors or corona.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BierGunner (18) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2003
I've only drank the stuff while in Jamaica so I can't tell if this is the same as the export. With that said, It's not bad if served cold and I mean really cold. This beer has some really foreign (forgive the pun) taste that can't be described. The after taste is the strongest of any beer I've ever drunk. Good for chugging but definitely not a sipper.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew pours a very large head of fine creamy bubbles and a straw yellow body. It has a very mild malt-hop aroma and starts off with a slightly fizzy bite with a weak and watery mild malt-hop rice beer flavored finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2003
not bad really, a bit thin but overall crisp,much better than coors or some other nasty light beer.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2003
If you like the taste of Karo, you will love this beer. No hopps, sweet and bland. Why bother.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2003
A malt liquor aroma. Not bad after that. Decent head. Mild bitterness, goes down fairly smooth. Not horrific, not outstanding. In a sunny beach situation, I'd take Red Stripe over Corona any day.


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