Red Stripe

Red Stripe

Rated 2.600 by BeerPals

Brewed by Desnoes and Geddes Limited

Kingston, Jamaica

Style:  Lager

4.7% Alcohol by Volume

This beer is available all year

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The great Jamaican Beer we know today has set the standard by which other beers are measured since 1928.

ID: 902 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank52301
Overall Percentile2.2
Style Rank1001 of 1066
Style Percentile6.1
Lowest Score1.0
Highest Score4.1
Average Score2.593
Weighted Score2.600
Standard Deviation0.641

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163 Member Reviews

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WRIKOLAKAS 355 reviews
rated 2.3 17 years ago

Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

A small originally looking bottle found in Stockholm (Sweden). Goes pale yellowish coulour with weak soft foam fading rapidly with few lacing strips left on the glass. I've felt smooth hoppy aroma, with some corny hints - would be good if expressed more clearly. Kind of watery in a mouth with some oily feeling and acidic ticks. Flavour is rather faded and unexpressed, has weak malty taste with some vague hoppy feeling, a little flowery expression can be also felt. But still has kind of pure and light freshness that makes it drinkable (but only perfectly cooled). Nice try, but no reason for a second one.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 1.6 5 years ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    Pours wan straw yellow with an eggshell head that doesn’t 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.

  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 2.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    This is just a good average yellow beer. A ice cold one at the beach hits the nail on the head. Not a beer to savor by letting it warm up. Can't say much exciting about it but good enough to drink again.

  • THIRSTYONE 563 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    I see most call this mistakenly a 12 oz beer. Extremely light yellow color, appearance is it's nicest attribute. Good carbonation, thin top,thin tasting, and smell of heineken. No bad after taste,could be a nice hot weather thirst quencher .

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 1.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 2 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 2 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 4

    From bottle and very, very cold. So color and taste were both hidden. Appears to be a lighter regular pilsener for thurst quicing in summer. (Houston 201201)

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 2.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    The 2 best things this beer has going for it are the commercials and the stubby bottle. The bottle is really the only thing separating it from every other crappy macro lager. I bet it would taste much better in Jamaica though (just like a Corona tastes better on a Mexican beach).

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 2.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    I like the old school type stubby bottle (smaller actually). Did not get a decent size head from this one. Pretty much evaporated a minute later. Good lacing and average carbonation. Light golden appearance. Lots of grainy type aromas , wheats, barely noticeable malts. Ok mouthfeel. Flavours are pretty much same as aromas, grains/wheats, hops seem distant, a bit of sweetness on the palate. Just another average beer, still good enough for a repeat.

  • TONE77 221 reviews
    rated 3.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a light golden color. Smell is mild, some grains. Taste is also light and mild, easy drinking on this hot afternoon but otherwise nothing special.

  • RICHSBEER 1961 reviews
    rated 2.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Decent aroma, has virtually no head, a little light on carbonation, easy to drink in warm weather or when laying on a beach. This beer works well with"hot" foods as it's light and doesn't fill you up.

  • AIRFORCE1 681 reviews
    rated 1.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 2 | Appearance: 2 | Mouthfeel: 2 | Flavor: 2 | Overall: 2

    Here is best way to describe it; Take a can of Beer30 and cut it 50/50 with water dredged from a river in Haiti, let it sit for a year, and then strain it through a skunk pelt. And VOILA! You have Red Stripe! Nasty, definite drain pour.

  • SHREWS824 218 reviews
    rated 2.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Very clear golden straw color. Very white head on top that didn't stick around too long. Several small bubbles coming up from the bottom. Not leaving a lot of lacing. It is amazingly clear however. The smell had some grain. Not getting any hops really. Clean smell. Nothing offensive. Not getting a whole lot of anything really. Maybe only the faintest hint of biscuit or dough in the nose. The taste again had a bit of grain. Nothing offensive, but....... The mouthfeel was thin, crisp, dry and smooth. Haven't had this beer for about 2 yrs. Not as good as I remember. I can drink it, but definitely nothing special. I would, however, choose this over most macro beers.

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