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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: 2373   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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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.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Myonlyvice (223) - DENMARK - FEB 6, 2017
Light amber. Very small short lived head. Fizzy. Aroma: soap, citrus, pilsner hops. Easy drinking, not much bitternes. Not much of anything else either.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
john44 (2646) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. Pale yellow in colour. Light bodied. Buttery malts. Slight hops. Sweet malty throughout. Drying finish. Easy drinking, but not particularly good. (2009-04)

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Maits (234) - ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2017
Clear golden beer with minimal white head. Aroma is grain and malty. Taste is mild bitter and sweet. Watery body, not much to taste, but drinkable lager.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (443) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle pour. Clear golden with a soapy white head. Aroma is grains and corn. Small to medium body. Light flavor with a small sweet taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kauge (1741) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MarcoDL (4498) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ANZUShophunter (381) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Olo13 (111) - 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.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Arcanor (308) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drinking_77 (106) - 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.


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