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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: 2369   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16/5   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, its easy to drink it up.
Brewed for the UK market by Charles Wells since 1976.
Brewed for US market at City Brewerys Latrobe plant since 2012.

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1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
wedgie9 (2664) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Tasted on 6/3/14 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Midtown. Pours clear golden with an average fizzy white head that slowly recedes to an average collar. The nose is corny with some light caramel. The flavor is about the same with just a touch of bitterness. The body is light with fizzy carbonation and a short corny, white peppercorn finish.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MarcoDL (4402) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle. Golden color. Aroma of grain and malt. Typical simple lager taste of sweet grainy malt and some mild bitters. Watery, but that might me desireable on Jamaica.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drinking_77 (101) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Review: 500ml Can of Red Stripe: ABV: 4.7% The taste of Jamaica On pour we get a light golden yellow colour, that produces a big frothy white head, with a lot of nice carbonation. The beer looks ok. A nice head that maintains, and some nice lacing. A slight beery smell on the nose, real lagery aroma. Malts and grains, but overall not a whole lot to smell. Faint. On taste I get a very nice mouthful of tastes, a filling and refreshing feel in the mouth. Tastes ok, mostly creamy, with some cereals tastes, and a good bit of grain. Nice enough. There is a very stringent taste though (lemon and lime), that lingers throughout which is not very nice and is very pointed. But overall has a real lagery taste and is quite sessionable Hard to rate and not bad, but would like to try again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tarmok (1294) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 17, 2016
Aroma of straw, flowers. Clear golden liquid with frothy white head. Taste has straw, caramel, medium sweet, light bitter, light sour. Light body, light feel, average carb

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ANZUShophunter (366) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2017
From bottle in shaker. Pours golden with frothy head and yeasty nose. Not in bad nick from the journey. I can see how this rates above average among PLs.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kobracai (152) - FINLAND - NOV 30, 2016
Pours bright golden yellow. Aroma is sweet grain. Taste is also on sweetish side with hardly any bitterness. A bit watery and thin. Not price worthy enough.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Olo13 (79) - POLAND - DEC 21, 2016
A Jamajski lager to po prostu lager. Jest trochę kukurydziany, głwnie słodki, goryczki brak, wyprany ze smaku i aromatu. Porwnywalne jak Japońskie Asahi.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cybercat (5342) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Pours wan straw yellow with an eggshell head that doesnt stick around. Aroma offers typical crisp lager malt. Flavor is hardly there but tolerable. Mouthfeel presents wimpy body and fizz. Well, had to try it.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kauge (1708) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle from a local shop. Aroma and flavour... exactly like the first time I was allowed to taste beer - I was 7 or 8 and it was a Lapin Kulta. Grains dominate, with herbal fakey hop character. Thin and overcarbonated. I guess Id be happy downing this bottle after bottle on a tropical beach. But right now its winter in the Northern hemisphere. Hence the score.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Arcanor (275) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2016
330ml bottle, best before 2017-08-04. Pour light yellow and clear, fast white foam. Classic aroma of Pale Lager yeast. Taste is pretty close to water with some salty notes and light lager yeast. Medium carbonation for the style, light body and thin. Low bitterness finish. Refreshing yes, but boring.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mister_Li (1106) - GERMANY - NOV 19, 2016
Klares goldgelb mit wenig Schaum. Malzig, leicht slich, etwas Stroh, Kaugummi, leicht wrzig, spritzig.


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