Beer Number 43: Desnoes & Geddes Red Stripe Lager
I have seen this beer on the shelf for some time. I never had any interest in it and I don’t know anybody that has had it. It’s on the list. Here we go!
Red Stripe is the beer forever associated with the laid-back, easy vibe of Jamaica. The international brand with its distinctive bold horizontal red stripe logo spent its formative years modeled on English ale, a heavy taste that found few friends among the locals. In 1938, Paul H. Geddes, son of the founder, and his colleague Bill Martindale transformed the beer into the now-familiar pale, golden lager. The light texture and crisp, refreshing nature of the beer corresponded perfectly with the scorching Caribbean climate.
For me… Maybe this is good in Jamaica. I would give it another try there but not here. There was caramel bordering toffee in the nose and it was very sweet in the taste. A little bit of… or a lot a bit of aluminum was in this beer. Some toffee and it was lightly bittered with a high carbonation. Again, not my beer.
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