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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.


Dacrza's rating

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dacrza (525) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2013
DATE TASTED: August 9, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: pilsner... OCCASION: continuing a pleasant evening alone ... APPEARANCE: pale golden body with disparate bubbles rising intermittently; two-finger head settles out to a semi-foamy froth that holds stronger than expected... AROMA: a metallic ping flicks the nostrils while corn and syrupy sugars pungently remind me this is a watered-down lager... PALATE: thin, slightly oily; easy drinking, if not for the...TASTE: whoo, haven’t had this in a while, and I recall what happens when sentiment is sifted from the senses: sentiment is "this is the fun shore beer that is sold by that cool Jamaican dude in the TV ads"; the senses say "this is a funky hay-worn adjunct that has minimal profile beyond the sweet forty-ounce malts that wrestle the tongue".... OVERALL: Tough to distinguish this lager from any other mass-produced pilsner, save for the cute bottle and Jamaican locale--and even that is untrue, as the label sports Old Latrobe as its brewing and bottling site; as the second beer of the night, a mouth rinser that is little more than a cheap summer uplift...


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rollerton (62) - 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 (7) - 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 (871) - 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 (238) - 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 (64) - 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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