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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: 2195   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.


joesvendsen's rating

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joesvendsen (29) - USA - APR 19, 2008
bottle. hooray beer. pours pale golden with a rapidly diminishing head. i detect some fruity aroma and flavor, possibly banana, though it mainly tastes like a sweetened domestic american lager.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackisle (801) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Clear pale golden color, small white fluffy head, recedes quicly, a bit of lacing; aroma sweet malty, corn, hay; tast light sweet, corny, slightly bitter, bit metallic; light body, light oil to watery texture, soft carbonation, mild bitter finish; overall probably an quite acceptable pale lager if you sip it at a Jamacain poolside.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
waiake (152) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2014
wow first red stripe for nearly 20 yrs standard macro lager tastes crisp refreshing mild malt grainy aroma finishes lightly hoppy bitter & sweet

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Lore (1177) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 20, 2014
Pale yellow colour, moderate sized white head; aroma of bread, hay, some minimal floral notes and cardboard; taste is sour with some sweetness and wet cardboard - bad lager

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joeneugs (3416) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
12 oz. bottle. It pours a very pale yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is pretty one note with a neutral breadiness. Maybe some crackers and dough, but mostly white bread. Hints of apple. The flavor is non-offensive with more dough, pale malt, apple, pear and just a hint of hop bitterness in the finish. Not much to like or hate here. Another clean but boring industrial Pale Lager.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonnyguns (1044) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2014
Look I actually didnt mind this lager. It is what is - clean and crisp and the perfect beer to sink if your already pissed to keep things moving along.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
didierlewallon (125) - ponferrada, SPAIN - NOV 1, 2014
Cerveza de color amarillo con una espuma que dura poco. Aroma a malta y a lúpulo. Sabor suave a malta y un poco amargo. No es una grande cerveza pero es decente.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
momordgz (147) - - OCT 28, 2014
I used to drink it in some reggae festivals not some time a go. Good as liquid, but worst than other lager beers

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewje41 (592) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2014
24 oz bottle poured. Some may see this beer, and ask "why?". I chose to look at this beer and say, "why not?" Besides, I enjoy going on a geographical beer adventure, no matter how crazy or not that can get. Never had a Jamaican style beer before, and it’s easily the first that comes to mind for me every time. I judge every beer fairly, and I can honestly say, I feel this is underrated. Pours a light color with a grainy nose to it. High carbonation throughout, with nothing but smooth, easy drinking flavor. Some odd sweetness to it towards the finish. Overall, I found this to be quite refreshing, and for the price, I’ll most likely drink this again sooner than later.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rollerton (80) - 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 (6031) - 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."


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