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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: 2270   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17   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.


1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Nuffield (3836) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2002
Bubbles! Pale color (not as yellow as the Budweiser sitting next to it). This was fine with a curry (where carbonation is an advantage) but in the end, there’s nothing to this--flavorless, boring beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaDoG99 (20) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2002
I enjjoyed this one. It made me think of the islands.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
argo0 (12124) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2002
I’ve got no idea why so many people consider this a good beer. Sweet aroma and malty-sweet flavor. Beyond that, however, there’s not much there.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
aracauna (3252) - 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 it’s 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
It’s thin, It’s 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. I’d 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 (1912) - 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 (4420) - 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.


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