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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: 2228   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.


KennethJ17's rating

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KennethJ17 (18) - Bethalto, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2006
This beer tastes good and is easy to drink. Better in Jamaica than in the States. And to top it off, it comes in a cool bottle. A fun beer.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Piw (224) - RŁsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2015
330ml Flasche. Klar und golden. Minimale Schaumkrone. Milder Geschmack. Grasiges Aroma.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MaltOne (254) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Pours pale straw. Aroma is musty yeast and wet cardboard. Taste is mostly grain and yeast. Effervescent. Palate is watery. Overall, its gassy, bland and skunky. On the other hand, compared to most giant, US main line beers in the category, it might be OK. I just don?t have the tolerance.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beer_rookie (46) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Aroma is a skunky grassiness. Fortunately the skunk doesnít last long....Appearance, it pours a less than medium fizzy thin head, does that make sense? Itís a pretty good head, but fizzy, itís weird....Taste, fortunately, it makes up for some bad first impressions, because it tastes pretty dadgum good, better than what I was expecting. Iím not sure what Iím tasting, but I like it...Mouthfeel, itís still fizzy, and itís a medium body, and pretty good...Overall, Iíve had it before, wasnít impressed, not impressed now. The bottle looks cool~~

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
djoeye (2070) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2015
White head. Pale golden clear. Aroma of grainy hops growing from a cow dung. Tastes dirty hops, grains, pale caramel malts. Malty finish with some bread. Pale body. Pale lager. [330ml spec.btl, abv4.7%, BB12oct2015, 3Ä, B@Kilpishalli Finland]

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sjohnh (331) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Why why why? Nostalgia, thatís why. The heavy metal pub I frequented at 18 - red stripe. Very dodgy university nights - red stripe. Is it any good - hmmm? But, extra points scored for critical lifestyle moments involving this beer!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nordic (109) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle (shared with friends). Refreshing. Good, enjoyable if drink cold. Watery, but not bad for lager.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
worldbeertaste (1709) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
After a long day of work, drinking with a mate who cares little for interacting beer makes this one acceptable. Not offensive but drinkable if cold.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
willisread (407) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2015
Old rating. Straight from the bottle. Typical pale lager but a hair better than the American macro swill.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
bpar73 (578) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle. Clear yellow gold pour with a white head. Typical pale lager. Drink it cold and it has a crisp, clean, albeit, weak taste. Not the worst beer in the world.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
The_Osprey (2583) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
484ml can. To be honest, I donít mind if they keep the extra 16ml. All that Jamaican character, filtered through some industrialised process and stuck in a can by a UK brewery. Still counts as a Jamaica tick apparently, so no complaints from me. BB Aug 2015. Iíve had this many, many a time, as it used to be a university favourite. This time itís at a BYOB at a work do. Clear pale yellow, lightly sparkling, big foamy white head. Aroma is musty, some fart and vegetable. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is light malt, vegetal, metallic, light bitterness. Below average lager, even when very cold.


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