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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2355   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16/5   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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Pale yellow. Light, very little malt. Lightly hopped with bitter and floral hops. Crisp and clean. What a Bud should be, but no better than that. Think of it as the right bottled water to have with jerk pork.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2003
A fine lager best drank when in Jamaica. This beer is tolerable if you can't find anything else. Keep looking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2003
Pale yellow. Slightly grassy nose, light hint of hops. Body is light with a slight bitterness towards the end. Ok lager from Jamaica.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rauchbier (3808) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2003
Can. Gold colour, poor head and moderate condition. Very little aroma save for some grainy malt, almost no taste and just a chalkiness and slightly bitter finish to reassure you that youve not just drank a can of fizzy water. As it warms it becomes sweeter and you wish it was fizzy water. Do they still make Crucial brew?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2003
For what they charge for this stuff it's not very good.Average american beer with not enough flavor. I imagine that in Jamaica this is good when it is cold and your very hot.

   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.

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