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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: 2145   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, 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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
HonusWagner (1315) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2014
As generic macro lagers go this is on the upper end of the scale. Sweet and a little off flavored but good enough that I’d actually drink it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (124) - - MAY 26, 2014
Can from Tesco Windy Nook. Pours dark yellow, very little head, middling carbonation. More flavour to it than other standard lagers. Definitely the best of the stuff readily available in cans wherever you go.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
chrisklintworth (20) - - MAY 24, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2014 metalic aroma and finish, small white rocky/frothy head, clear golden/yellow, light sweet/bitter taste. Boring

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hidden_Pooch (261) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle. This lager is surprisingly a nice change from most. With little hints of spice and herbs, it actually stands out more than most. A nice easy drinker with a pleasant aftertaste. Nothing I would go nuts for, but would buy again, maybe

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jorn69 (756) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2014
@ Havregatan. Flaska (330ml) från Systembolaget (15:-). Maltig och något fruktig, hö/halm, brödig, ganska liten beska, medelsötma. Avslutningen är något besk med hö/halm-toner.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blairgus (2536) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2014
20 May 2014, bottle. yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. nose is sweet straw malt and light passion fruit. thin, crisp body and moderately fizzy. some toasted granola, some lemon rind bitterness. ok.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
BrewGoblin (238) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
One of the better shit-sips out there. I imagine most Jamaicans prefer rocking the herb and beer is an afterthought. Highly drinkable metallic malty swill. Pours a little darker than your average Pale Lager with a slightly thicker feel. Everyone loves seeing these stubby lil’ guys at a party.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DSG (5614) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Clear golden. Grainy aroma, slightly corny, with a faint metallic note and a bit of hay. Flavor is slightly sweetish and grainy with a slightly bitterish finish. Light-bodied. Not too offensive.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
massingasetta (148) - München, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2014
Red Stripe ist wie die Mainstream US Biere - etwas leicht und geschmacksarm. Gewürze und Malz soll man eher erahnen als schmecken. In der B Note bekommt das Bier vielleicht noch Pluspunkte, ist es doch kultig ein Bier aus Jamaika getrunken zu haben, der Flaschendesign und der erdachte Rhythmus der Jamaikanischen Kultur... Sonne, Strand, Reggae Rhythmus und Easy Living. Fazit: Auch mit suggestiver Höchstleistung kein gutes Bier.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (82) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2014
24 Fl. OZ ($2.99) Decent beer, very drinkable with a bit of flavor too. A classic beer to "tie one on"


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