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


on tap


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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Red Stripe Light is D&Gs alternative to the original. It has a smoother taste, and besides having a lower alcohol content, it is also less of a beer as it comes in 10.5 oz. bottles.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
topherh (1925) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Pours golden with a white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is grainy cereal malt. Flavor is more wet grain and cereal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16111) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 15, 2010
A: The pour is a straw yellow color with a fluffy white head that dies down to a thin layer of foam. S: A surprisingly malty aroma without quite as much in the way of corn or rice as most light lagers. A hint of skunk, but otherwise just fairly sweet and light with a hint of bread. T: Decent flavor, but a bit unimpressive (not shocking, though). Lightly sweet grain with a hint of corn and a light bitterness. This one is actually fairly dry. M: The body is, of course, light with a lively carbonation that pricks the tongue. D: If youre going to drink a light lager, this might actually not be an awful way to go. By no means amazing, but there are definitely worse options.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
unclemike (2955) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 10, 2010
The aroma is weak and inoffensive with just malt and a touch of grassy hops. The appearance is very straw gold with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin like most of the style. There really isnt much to say about this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cheap (5425) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Sameold short stub bottle. Looks good, light and clear but lots of streaming big and small bubbles, appears fun. Nice creamy head cerated by this action and it lasts. Nice hay clean civilized flavors that come across interestingly easy for this lager lover. Smooth permanent aroma which is not offending, good overall beer experience. Likable lager. Will buy again in same format.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Imagine a baby. Imagine that baby with saliva. Imagine that saliva with a measureable ABV. Now imagine a really bad beer. Voila! Youve had this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (8151) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Im not here representing HardBodies.. . Pale gold, low headring .. medium rapid bubbles .. i hate nancy grace .. wet sour hay pips and dead grass .. the regular is much better .. HORRAY! I only have to drink this once in my life! HORRAY!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
glennmastrange (2717) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 Bottle. Same as the regular stuff, just lighter. Okay to have out on the boat if someone leaves them with you and thats all you have left. Lemon improves it a bit.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5649) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Bottle (mine brown glass). Same smell as regular Red Stripe. Pale, clear dark golden, not particularly inspirational, with a sharp and quickly-vanished head. Sort of apple juice. Taste also Red Stripey - just a little thinner. Feel is crisp, light but not watery, nice cornbready aftertaste. Much more of a malt beverage than a beer, but I cant say Im unhappy with it (I admit to having become a minor fan of Red Stripe over the years, at least among the mainstream pale lagers) - feels like they watered down their Original formula in secondary and then force-carbed. Im jazzed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Experienced from an 11.2 oz bottle in a pub glass. The beer pours a light amber hue, with a small, but surprisingly thick, white head. The nose carries a light note of some sort of hop/alcohol/misc. Not entirely pleasingly, but more than one usually gets from examples of the style. The palate carries a light sweetness. While lacking any sort of discernible hop character or bitterness, there seems to be enough of the latter to keep the beer from seeming one-sided or cloying. Carbonation is mercifully light, especially in comparison to beers such as Miller or Bud Lite. The finish is crisp and neutral. Overall, not a very good beer, but also not a bad interpretation of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hopscotch (10708) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle Clear straw-colored lager with a fizzy, quickly dissipating, white head. The bouquet is all about pale grains and spicy European hops. Light to medium-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor tilts toward the sweet side of balance - clover honey. Flavor-wise, the hops are really a non-factor. Zippy, moderately sweet finish.

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