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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: 2238   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, itís easy to drink it up.
Brewed for the UK market by Charles Wells since 1976.
Brewed for US market at City Breweryís Latrobe plant since 2012.


Shanebrews' rating

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Shanebrews (215) - Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2013
It seems Jamaican lager is much like the well marketed American brands: thin and bland, though not as thin as its American counterparts. Red Stripe is not that smooth either. Itís not offensive, itís just not something I choose to drink regularly.


0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Eurlager (23) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Horrible, foul tasting beer. You can buy better beer, for less. please, stay away from this one.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kjelle72 (15) - SWEDEN - APR 29, 2015
One of my fav beers in the summer. Perfect to drink on the balcony or on the beach!

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sim81 (11) - - APR 19, 2015
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, itís not too watery and I can see how it could be refreshing on a warm day. Overall, very standard other than the strange taste.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joejames (294) - 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.

3
   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. Itís not bad, rather refreshing but nothing out of the ordinary.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
zacgillbanks (2905) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jabah (165) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedE (368) - 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 itís the sweet, sweet train all the way home.

3
   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.

5
   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 youíre drinking it. Itís also a talking point as it is fairly unknown, for example "Hey, whatís that?" "Why, itís Red Stripe, a delicious Jamaican lager beer" "May I try some" "Absolutely" and so on. Would recommend, 10/10.


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