Brewed by Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Style: Pale Lager
Red stripe original, brewed in Jamaica and not the Jamaican STYLE lager that Americans get, from Latrobe, Pennsylvania!
Red Stripe, with its very distinctive red stripe painted label and its stubby bottle, brewed by Desnoes & Geddes in Kingston town, Jamaica. First brewed in 1938 when Peter Desnoes and Paul Geddes took over the family business.
In 2012, many Americans noticed a bit of a decline in the quality when the U.S. supply of Red Stripe moved from Jamaica to the U.S., at City Brewery’s Latrobe plant in Pennsylvania!
For the rest of us, Desnoes & Geddes still make Red Stripe for Jamaica, Brazil, Canada and Europe, and in 2015 it became a subsidiary of Heineken
But don’t worry my American friends, as in September 2016 the company decided to export once again directly to the United States from Jamaica, due to re-establishing Jamaica as the real home of Red Stripe.
Due to its involvement with the underground music scene in the UK, Red Stripe is known as the unofficial beer of the Notting Hill Carnival, London.
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.