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Red Stripe

Red Stripe

4.71(14 reviews)
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Pale Lager
Tasting Notes
Light, Dry, Grainy
Food Pairing
Suggested Glassware
Pint Glass

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Product Description

Soft taste without strong bitterness, this is a lighter lager that cuts well through big, bold flavours. The lack of bitterness complements sweet tastes of exotic fruit, such as mango or pineapple, and goes well with corn: all essential components in the traditional Jamaican cuisine

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Drizly Expert Notes

Red Stripe lager has been brewed in Jamaica since the 1920's and is just as smooth and refreshing today as it was back then. Perhaps known most predominantly for its stubby bottle and white label with the eponymous red stripe running across like a badge of honor, what's inside the bottle is just as prestigious. Born and bred in a country known for the laid back, beach life atmosphere, Red Stripe tastes almost as if a bit of that Jamaican sunshine is packaged along with the beer itself.

This is a beer that tastes perfectly great straight out of the bottle. It's made for slow days of island life, no need for pretentious glassware or any over analysis. Pop the cap, take a swig, and put your mind at ease. The amber lager is brewed with a bit of cassava starch which is likely what creates a bit of a sweeter flavor to the malt profile, providing just a hint of butterscotch character, all balanced with the clean, grassy hop profile. It's a beer meant to be enjoyed ice cold in the cool shade of a breezy tree and the crisp, clean body is perfect for just that occasion.

Enjoy a bottle of Red Stripe with nearly any food, but why not go classic and pair it's cool, fresh character with a spicy island dish. Try a bottle beside a plate of spicy jerk chicken atop a bed of rice and beans or serve it alongside a filet of blackened catfish and a tangy coleslaw. For an afternoon party serve up some cold bottles with your favorite spicy queso recipe or just with a bag of the hottest potato chips you can find. One way or another, it is a beer that is going to cool your palate and slow down your life one sip at a time.