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


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RATINGS: 2369   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cakes (416) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2010
24 oz. bottle. Pours very light yellow ( with an orangish tint) with a nonexistent head. Aroma is crispy with tastes of citrus The flavor is a odd for a lager- more like a corn beer. An interesting pour that is better than many American lagers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kauge (1709) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MarcoDL (4403) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Olo13 (84) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Arcanor (276) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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

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