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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: 2146   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.


Finwe's rating

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Finwe (412) - Grankulla, - NOV 4, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours pale yellow with white head. Weak sweetish grainy aroma. The taste is quite the same, with a bit of grassy hops. Watery palate, grainy finish. As the commercial description says, the best quality is that there is not very much taste.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
LordAltbier (101) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2014
Der erste Schluck kommt sehr herb rüber, dann jedoch merkt man nur noch einen leichten Hopfengeschmack und einen malzigen Abgang! Fazit: Ganz gutes Bier, schmeckt, aber ist auch nichts wirklich besonderes! Die Flaschenform sieht schon interessant aus, wie Hustensaft, aber gefällt mir dennoch gut! Das Etikett ist nicht so der Bringer!

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BitchPls (487) - FINLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Clear orange beer with a big white head. Typical lager aroma. A very thin body. Sweetness from malts but no bitterness. A hint of honey. Medium crispy carbonation. Boring as hell.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1466) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 8, 2014
I was a tad of unsure of doing this, but hey why not, I’ve been staring the notes of this for the past week. Alright, well, here goes. Its been poured in pint glasses and pilseners over the years and I have never been able to see any difference ever in either glass. Here’s the rest. The appearance was a somewhat hazy to clear yellow color with a rapidly dissipating slim white head that barely left any lacing. The smell was kinda funky with a sour grassy yet somewhat sweet corn. The taste followed the smell and had a quick crisp finish. On the palate, this one sat fairly light and sessionable. The carbonation is quite soft as it barely penetrates my tongue. Overall, just another pale lager that tries to make white men dance. Me, well, not exactly but hey I’m not gonna be the one to say it doesn’t, - maybe someone out there helps them dance.....

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jpkeskinen (181) - FINLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Drank from a bottle at a beach bar. Fresh but basic lager. There’s a slight hint of malts in the taste.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TXBadger (1217) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Pours a pale gold color with white head. Funk, grain, and some skunk on the nose; follows onto the palate. Not absolutely terrible, but not overly pleasant either. Finishes dirty.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
laiti (5407) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 01.01.2015
Aroma is mild and unpleasant with wet paper and some harsh malt. Also distant buttery tones. Flavour has wet paper, some buttery tones, herbal hops and harsh malt. Also bush leaves. Not as bad as I expected but bad still.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
beerbaaron (1126) - Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Better than the worst macros, depending on your preferences I guess. Sweet but not as sweet as some. Corn syrup.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hman43 (290) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2014
This one has the faint hops aroma so typical of many lagers. It is light gold in appearance. There isn’t anything remarkable about the head. The taste is a bit weak, again nothing stands out.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
AlainG (1127) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Un liquide blond très pâle sort de cette bouteille qui me rappelle mon enfance. La mousse s’évapore sans aucune retenue. Ça sent mauvais. Du malt avec un alcool à friction avec du champignon blanc. Du sirop de maïs et un pétillement donne un semblant de quelque chose. Bon, on recommence l’exercice en se disant qu’il doit bien y avoir quelque chose de bon là-dedans. Et non! C’est une Molson, une Bud, une Carlsberg. (1116-210614)

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bubblehouse (308) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2014
When we went to Jamaica our bus driver asked if we wanted to stop on the hour and a half drive to get some red stripe. The idiots on the bus with us asked if they had anything domestic.


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