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

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RATINGS: 2324   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
56lespaul (31) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2012
This is a sleeper . . . really nice on the palate and not too watery for a macro brew. Has some nice mild sweetness to it - low-average carbonation - goes down smooth and easy. Nice session beer and nice to have a 12p on hand at all times. Way better than most macro beers but its not a big flavor or aroma bomb. Better than most in the inexpensive lager cat. Worth the price


2
BeardedAvenger (1280) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2018
Sanctuary is a rock bar in Basingstoke. Closing next month. No cellar so all beer is cans and Red Stripe best on offer. Sweet saccharine floral aroma. Pale gold. No head. Sweet. Chemically so but could be more offensive. Thin. Light. Fizzy. Abrupt. Had worse.

1.8
FinnIckler (979) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2018
Bottle at a Jamaican restaurant in Edinburgh. Nose is not much, some straw, citrus. Palate is watery citrus, cardboard, metal finish. Pretty bad. At least a bit drinkable

1.4
motthes (242) - GERMANY - JAN 3, 2018
Das DG Red Stripe Lager Beer. Desnoes & Geddes ist eine jamaikanische Brauerei mit Sitz in Kingston. (2015 von Heineken aufgekauft). Handliche kleine Flasche, einfaches Etikett, gefällt mir. Goldgelb im Glas, Schaumentwicklung ist sehr gut, hält aber nicht besonders lang. Säuerlicher Antrunk, sehr sehr wässriger Körper, minimal Hopfen im Abgang. Hier kann man nicht wirklich etwas herausschmecken, dass kann man ja auch positiv sehen, weil somit auch kein Fehlgeschmack da ist! Falls ich mal in Jamaika Urlaub mache, dann jedenfalls nicht wegen dieser Plörre. Von diesem Wasserbier gibt es auch noch eine Light-Version!!!

1.2
Craftakt (241) - Hannover, Lower Saxony, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2017
Undefinierbare fruchtige süße im Aroma. Metallisch störend. Im Geschmack ein widerlicher Mix aus gegorener Frucht, Bitterkeit, Wasser und unbeschreiblichen Noten, die ich so bei einem Bier bisher (zum Glück) noch nicht hätte.

2.2
PilsnerDoctor32 (504) - madrid, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2017
Botella 0,33l Color - dorada con espuma blanca,alta, bastante fina, media resistente.Aroma malta, cereales, hay,floral.Sabor-suave amargor,malta, cereales,floral.Bebible

3
pequenomestrex (29) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 26, 2017
Hoje dia de voltar para um tipo mais comum de cerveja, uma Lager, e dessa vez da Jamaica, algo inédito e interessante, apesar da experiência não sair muito dos que as brasileiras oferecem, é sempre bom saborear uma cerveja importada. A apresentação da cerveja é interessante, uma garrafa bem pequena, quase sem 'pescoço', algo que se vê muito nas cervejas da Colorado, mas com certeza numa garrafa maior. Já no copo a cerveja é bem típica da Lager, um dourado claro, bem translúcido, com formação de espuma sem exageros, nada além do esperado. O aroma é interessante, um tanto intenso, não sai muito do comum da Lager, algo que lembra bem uma cerveja com um teor alcoólico médio, cítrico e sem diferenciais, algo bem comum de ser encontrado. No sabor a cerveja é bem constante e simples, com um sabor mais refrescante, não pesa no álcool, nem em algum sabor fora da cevada. Tanto em goles curtos quanto em longos a experiência é quase igual, nada forçado ou pesado, tudo tem uma fácil degustação. O diferencial fica no fim do gole, algo mais intenso e amargo aparece, parece até mesmo algum tempero diferente, que fica pouco tempo na boca, mas é muito sentido. No geral, uma cerveja que tem uma garrafinha bem interessante, um sabor refrescante, mas muito simples, quase não há nenhum diferencial de uma cerveja mais comum, só um detalhe no fim do gole que realmente pode chamar a atenção. #XinGourmet #GuiasLocais #LocalGuides #bebida #Red #Stripe #imported #lager #beer #brewed #Jamaica #jamaican #cerveja #clara #leve #água #malte #cevada #levedura #lúpulo Red Stripe - R$12,50

2.5
p0urmeac0ld0ne (413) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - DEC 8, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2017 My 300th review - was saving it for something special and then I saw Red Stripe unrated as I was browsing and could not resist haha - this sh*t is the bane of live gigs in the south west. Every venue seems to peddle Red Stripe at extortionate prices. Cheap piss, swill lager than is unworthy of even considering in a can or on draught. However, I do have a soft spot for the dumpy bottles, chilled almost to freezing, and imbibed on a summer’s day. I have a love / hate relationship with this beer. :)

0.5
mexexake () - - DEC 7, 2017
I have been drinking beer my whole life. Ever since i found this ive only drank my urine. It has a better overall taste than this root "beer" (it's more so root than beer).

2.4
[email protected] (3) - - DEC 4, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2017 Uma breja jamaicana de cor amarelo bem dourado e translúcido, um sabor adocicado de biscoito bem suave e um amargor sutil. Cerveja bem refrescante, ideal para beber naqueles dias de sol e calor.

2.3
Zlotta (4158) - Hagen, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2017
Sampled from 0.33 l bottle from 'Getränketempel', bottled in April 2017. Clear, golden yellow with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, white head. Sweetish, slightly grassy and a bit skunky aroma of grains and some straw. Slightly sweet, moderately bitter, a little grassy taste of grains and some straw, followed by a short, moderately bitter, slightly grassy and a bit metallic finish. Thin to medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Drinkable.


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