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    Red Stripe Jamaican Lager

    I really like this stuff. Anyone else out there like it or know of other beers in the same vein that might appeal?

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    Re: Red Stripe Jamaican Lager

    There are hundreds upon hundreds of light bodied beers out there like Red Stripe.
    Beer like food and other beverages are a cultural thing.
    Jamaica is hot therefore the beer is light bodied.
    Alabama is hot therefore the steaks get cooked well done.
    Etc, etc.
    ovh

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    Re: Red Stripe Jamaican Lager

    That's true, but Red stripe has something to it that other 'light' beers lack. I can't really place it though.
    "They say some of my stars drink whiskey. But I have found that the ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games." - Casey Stengal

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    Re: Red Stripe Jamaican Lager

    All I know is I really enjoy a glass of Red Stripe on the beach in Jamaica a lot more than one on my back deck.

    Tom

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    Re: Red Stripe Jamaican Lager

    Quote Originally Posted by TomH View Post
    All I know is I really enjoy a glass of Red Stripe on the beach in Jamaica a lot more than one on my back deck.

    Tom
    I have only consumed it in Jamaica and found it be just fine as an alternate to a fruity light on the alcohol beach bar drink. There is probably something about the association of a place and a food or drink that cannot be recreated elsewhere.

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    Re: Red Stripe Jamaican Lager

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Jamaica is hot therefore the beer is light bodied.
    Except Desnoes & Geddes, the Diageo-owned brewer of Red Stripe, also brews a version of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout for the local market.

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    Re: Red Stripe Jamaican Lager

    Quote Originally Posted by TomH View Post
    All I know is I really enjoy a glass of Red Stripe on the beach in Jamaica a lot more than one on my back deck.

    Tom
    Amen, brother! I don't mind sucking 'em down when someone hands me a Red Stripe in the dead of summer, but I don't seek them out anymore. In Jamaica though, it's another story.
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

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    Re: Red Stripe Jamaican Lager

    Quote Originally Posted by Photodudems View Post
    That's true, but Red stripe has something to it that other 'light' beers lack. I can't really place it though.
    Red Stripe is a bit more crisp and carbonated than other similar beers imo. I drink it a decent amount in the summer and then usually don't drink it more than a few times the rest of the year. Really simple, easy to drink beer and hits the spot on a hot day.

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    Re: Red Stripe Jamaican Lager

    agree with others here, while in Jamaica I love it, at home, not so much.

    best regards, tony

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    Re: Red Stripe Jamaican Lager

    I used to work at Seacrets in Ocean City when I was a just a wee lad. We would get cases of Red Stripe every once in a while that were just water in a bottle, no beer at all.

 

 

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