MATT'S BEER WE GO! RED STRIPE JAMAICAN STYLE LAGER

In my last post, dear reader, I pined away for the historically rich cities of France; oh what bliss it'd be to get away, just for a while! But hey, Jamaica sounds pretty damn good too, so I bring you Red Stripe Jamaican Style Lager!

Hmm...that word style throws me for a loop...clearly this stuff isn't made in Jamaica...it's actually made in New Brunswick mon! Ah haaa...although, it did originate back in Jamaica some 70 odd years ago - so, it does have some credentials!

I didn't know what to expect per se, especially given that it said "Jamaican style"; what would be different about it, I pondered and queried internally? Cue the pot jokes...but seriously!! I have tried my share of lagers, and enjoy many, so I hoped this would be no exception; and it wasn't! Being a pretty general lager though, there isn't too much to elaborate on...so beer we go indeed!!

Colour
It is a light to medium yellow hue, perhaps just a shade or so lighter than ginger ale. Check.

Smell
Fresh and hoppy and grainy, it is clean, and presented a refreshing nose. Check.

Taste
A definite hoppy taste, it is fresh and crisp with a medium body, not too dry (I LOATH dry beers), and had some dryness in the aftertaste, but with a clean, grainy-freshy satisfaction. Check.

Conclusion
So, I don't know what makes this a "Jamaican style" lager, but damn if I care, I enjoyed it!! A clean, crisp beer, worth breaking out for Spring and Summer BBQ's or nights on a patio or balcony. Beer appetite! ...mon.

***1/4 out of 4

Purchased from a Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) store for C$2.25 (US$2.22).

From LCBO.com:

RED STRIPE LAGER, 473mL can
LCBO #149815
Beer, Lager
4.7% Alcohol/Vol.
Made in: New Brunswick, Canada
By: Moosehead Breweries Limited for Diageo Canada Inc.

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