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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: 2238   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, itís easy to drink it up.
Brewed for the UK market by Charles Wells since 1976.
Brewed for US market at City Breweryís Latrobe plant since 2012.


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
argo0 (11909) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2002
Iíve got no idea why so many people consider this a good beer. Sweet aroma and malty-sweet flavor. Beyond that, however, thereís not much there.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
aracauna (3190) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2002
Very corny. A good bit sweet, but not really overly so. Not much in the color, but not hard to drink. Lots of corn.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2002
We went to Comerica last night and parked at a bar with an empty lot - 10 bucks to park but they give you a ticket for a free brew after the game. The game itself was great - Tigers won on a homer in the tenth, and the Labbat there went down all right, but it made me more curious about the post-game freebie. Typical, beutifully hole-in-the-wall kind of set up, and the best beer available this one. Actually I remember there being more to Red Stripe before Diageo (Guinness) took over - now itís remarkably cleansed of flavour. Still, it worked for a late night in Detroit, shooting pool.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2002
Itís thin, Itís a bit too fruity for my taste. Tasted a bit like wine or cider in an otherwise flavorless beer. Not bad for what it is.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
OldJack99 (114) - USA - APR 22, 2002
nothing special really, no special characteristics and is easy to drink it up for rookies. Iíd buy em if I felt like strictly slamming beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vacek (67) - College Station, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2002
The bottle is more fun than the beer, but the beers not bad.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (1893) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2002
This is a good after shift beer at 3 AM.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
muzzlehatch (4422) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 15, 2002
I like the bottle shape, kind of like some old brands of root beer, so I give it an appearance point for that. Otherwise...pours extremely clear and thin, with a big but very fast-dying head; aroma is very sweet-malty, but also somewhat stale. Flavor also has a fair amount of malt, but again a certain staleness and something of a cardboard/wet paper character creeps in. Finishes a might bitter, thin, stale. A little better than, say, Michelob, but at the price you pay in USA totally skippable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggie80 (788) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2002
Bit more flavor then the mega brewery products, but nothing stood out as particularly notable. It was good when I was hot and they were cold.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
themorningzoo (49) - Fairbanks, USA - APR 7, 2002
Surprised by the taste and sight.. good beer and made for a good beer belly.


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