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


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RATINGS: 2258   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 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AAD (6) - - NOV 3, 2012
Poor aroma and final taste in a beer where the bottle design and its relation with the reggae music are the best aspects. Just a simple lager to try if you are looking for a light soft drink.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
JohnCook101 (406) - - JUN 28, 2015
A particularly bad macro lager. Sweeter than most European offerings, and absolutely nothing else to it. Complete rubbish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mauroruellas (211) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 25, 2015
Lager jamaicana apresentou coloração dourada,límpida,espuma formou um creme alto e duradouro;aroma suave de malte e cereais;sabor acompanha o aroma com ligeiro amargor no final;bem refrescante;boa drinkability.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
terefere (273) - Durham, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Pours pale golden, clear, almost no head. Aroma of corn, diacethyl. Taste of corn, caramel, malts, hops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mjp12 (750) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Generic macro lager, to be drunk quickly, served very cold. Little of interest .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
trexibmer (33) - - JUN 19, 2015
Red Stripe is a fairly decent thirst quencher. Strangely a vegetal aroma but not in the taste. Taste has some corn sugar or maybe some light molasses notes giving it a somewhat cidery aftertaste in the palate. Probably the best of the few Caribbean lagers out there. Little hops and light malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sudomorph (880) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
473ml can. Pours a clear, pale yellow with a one finger, whore head. Aroma has sweet grains, traditional spicy/earthy hops, and some adjunct notes. Taste is a balanced bitter. Slightly sweet grains, touch of caramel, mild hop notes, and a short ending. Medium body and carbonation. Clean and refreshing in the mouth. Overall pretty standard. Could be anyone of a hundred lagers out there.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamaty (1144) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 15, 2015
Muy clara y pálida. Espuma normal 2 dedos. Nada apreciable en el aroma, malteado, vulgar. Lo más destacado en boca es que es muy carbónica. Cuerpo medio, amargor ligero. Refrescante, sin más.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (277) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
On parle ici d’une bière de soif complètement transparente, claire, jaune paille et sans réel signe distinctif quant à son apparence. La mousse s’est bien formée lors du service, mais celle-ci a fondu en un clin d’oeil. De petites bulles serrées émanent du fond de mon verre mais sinon c’est le calme plat. Nez caractéristique de Lager. À part la crème solaire, ça ne sent pas grand chose! En bouche cependant la bière offre de belles petites subtilités pour une bière de ce type. Je sens un fruit bien délicat agrémenté d’une légère touche un peu salée. Quelque chose comme de la carambole qu’on aurait préalablement nettoyée à l’eau de mer. La levure American Lager employée est aromatique et franchement très délicate. J’aime bien l’effervescence qui dans ma bouche, procure un sentiment de grande buvabilité et de fraîcheur. Aucune arrière-goût, aucun goût de malt, si ce n’est qu’un peu de riz, c’est certainement cette bière que j’aurais envie de boire si j’étais allongé sur une plage Jamaïquaine!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foyle (314) - Wyoming, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle in pilsner glass. Appearance: 1" sudsy white head drops quickly with some nice lacing. Color is clear pale straw with abundant streaming carbonation. Aroma: corn sweetness and lightly toasted barley. Mouthfeel: light and crisp with a pleasant dry finish. Flavor: pleasant combination of barley sweetness with some corn and a mild hop in the finish. Overall: easy drinking and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffbigD (114) - - JUN 6, 2015
Pours clear with minimum head. Light hops with nice grain notes. A nice lager.

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