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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: 2187   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.


Tim Webb's rating

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Tim Webb (231) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, - JAN 28, 2013
Thought I would try it in the West Indies, to give it a chance against other light beers. Maybe I was missing something? Turns out I wasn’t, it was. What an utterly pointless drink. Empty, trivial, saying nothing, not even sorry. Could not even rise to being a thirst quencher. Would be a disappointment had I really been expecting more.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rollerton (61) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle on Sten ship to Denmark. It was some time ago, but I remember that it was somewhat bitter, and not particularly different from other pale lagers.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
"nuttier, sweeter, and redder than you expect from you’re average lager. not a great beer, but drinkable, and slightly unique, making it worth a try."

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
filippomassari (6) - Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
Lager beer with slightly sweet taste. Nothing special about it: it has no peculiarity at all.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
venom666 (364) - Alicante, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2014
Pale golden color with white mediu-lasting head. Aroma is grainy and corny, with sweet malts, grass and fruitss.Good carbonation. Taste is sweet, corny, cerealy and malty, with a marked hop and dry finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
eduardovl (868) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a chalice. I was expecting much more from this "beer"... People consider this a "fair Adjunct Lager" but I doubt that such thing really exists... A: Pour a pale yellow color. The head is fluffy aired and white. Minimal retention. Disappears leaving many lacings S: Sweet malts, basically. Ends up with an annoying smell of adjunct malts... Stinky T: After smelling it for some time, I was really afraid about its taste... This is very metallic. Watery. Cigarette ashes. Really bad stuff... M: Light body and high carbonation D: Terrible. For sure, one of the worst beers I’ve ever had... [ BA Review @ 9/18/2010 ]

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikeyo1 (236) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours straw yellow color with a medium white head and a little lacing. Aroma is sweet and has some light fruitiness, hay, grains, and hints of almonds and grassy hops. A hint of complexity here(!) Flat & highly carbonated mouth feel. dry somewhat sweet flavor of grains, cereal, corn, grass. Dry finish with almost no bitterness and hint of cardboard.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
evannell (100) - - OCT 7, 2014
The bottle looks nice, the beer tastes average. But i felt good drinking it. Maybe that’s because i’ve never seen a jamaican beer before.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
panzerwolf (63) - FINLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Pours light yellow with little white head. Taste has straw, some malts, a kind of sweetness with a tinge of bitterness. Mild taste, don’t really hate it but nothing too special to say about it, either.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
VamboladeTolly (130) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle@ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours clear golden with small white head. Malty aroma, grassy. Taste is also malty, lighlt sweet. Light body. Nothing special

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
JimmyBoy74 (243) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
33 cl Gustavsvik Relaxen Örebro. En helt smaklös öl dom ändå vinner lite på colhetsfaktorn att den är från Jamaica.


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