Red Stripe Jamaican Lager
Red Stripe pours a clear pale-ish yellow that one might expect from any ol’ macro lager, perhaps just a touch darker. It created fizzy white head, but before I knew it the head was gone leaving just a trace on the surface of the beer. OK, nothing special so far, but nothing unexpected either. Getting on to the smell, it was not exceptional in any way except that it seemed to be a combination of hops and a touch of that ‘sulfury’, skunky smell. It wasn’t skunky like “WOH, that beer is skunked!” but there was a touch of that in the nose. Just a touch. Otherwise, its really mild and its hard to pick out a particular scent. I’ll still drink it. Tasting this Jamaican Lager, I found it to be a really smooth drinker. It was very easy going down, no bite, no burn, and I would say that nice and cold, this beer is also very crisp and refreshing. The taste is mild, perhaps a touch on the sweet side but generally unremarkable and unmemorable otherwise.