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


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RATINGS: 2236   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Tasted on 6/3/14 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Midtown. Pours clear golden with an average fizzy white head that slowly recedes to an average collar. The nose is corny with some light caramel. The flavor is about the same with just a touch of bitterness. The body is light with fizzy carbonation and a short corny, white peppercorn finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sim81 (5) - - APR 19, 2015 does not count
From a can. An odd one for me this one. It has a strange, cheapish cider taste to it. That would put me off buying it again. On the plus side, it’s not too watery and I can see how it could be refreshing on a warm day. Overall, very standard other than the strange taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joejames (286) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle to English pint glass. Pours clear straw yellow, quick white head, no lacing or retention. Aroma of hay. Taste is sweet. Light bodied, fizzy carbonation, soapy mouth feel. Finishes sweet. Tasting notes of grass, corn, skunk and bread. Just slightly better than the TV beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MMR (452) - NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2015
Not much new going on with this Pale Lager. It’s not bad, rather refreshing but nothing out of the ordinary.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
zacgillbanks (2888) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
Bottle from b&M, Team Valley, Gateshead. Pale yellow, almost clear in colour with a sugary sweet fruity flavour, slight soapy notes and a very dry finish. Not very nice at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jabah (144) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
For average, this is actually good tasting and overall a good beer. Has a yellow-golden color, maybe a hint of red. Decent amount of carb and head. Appears like a typical lager, but has a decent taste, which is mostly barley, light malts, with some minimal spices. Definitely a couple notches over budweiser and company.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedE (355) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2015
484ml can. Drank with Jamaican food in Great Moor, Stockport. Hoppy/malty nose. Light carbonation but quite zingy on the tongue. A few hops upfront, then it’s the sweet, sweet train all the way home.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeckyPez86 (11) - - APR 7, 2015
Drank this while on our honeymoon in Jamaica. Good carbonation and fairly easy to drink, mon.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JMan420 (1) - Memeville, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015 does not count
Literally my favorite beer, a premium brand fresh from the shores of Jamaica. It tastes good and makes you look cool while you’re drinking it. It’s also a talking point as it is fairly unknown, for example "Hey, what’s that?" "Why, it’s Red Stripe, a delicious Jamaican lager beer" "May I try some" "Absolutely" and so on. Would recommend, 10/10.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HippyHop (375) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
Kind of smells like an old pile of hay that got sprayed by a skunk, or pissed on by a cat or....something equally appealing. Taste is slightly better - more like corn syrup, club soda and hay. Slight bit of bitterness on the finish makes this almost vaguely palatable, but the best part of this beer is still the bottle it comes in.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Piw (279) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2015
330ml Flasche. Klar und golden. Minimale Schaumkrone. Milder Geschmack. Grasiges Aroma.

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