About Lagers from Jamaica

About Lagers from Jamaica
There are several styles of beer in Jamaica, including stouts as high as 7.5% alcohol, but it is pale lager that is clearly the most popular in as well as out of the country. These are refreshing brews meant for the beach or a picnic or warm summer days; the exports are marketed for youth, reflecting the good times and sounds of Jamaica. The robust stouts on the other hand work well with Oriental pork or Thai noodles.

Top Picks for Jamaica


Red Stripe Lager
85 points
Brilliant gold color. Aromas and flavors of apple-banana scone, corn pudding, and citrus and melon with a supple, crisp, effervescent, light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy finish with accents of wheatgrass, peppery radish, and hint of minerals finish. A clean, crisp, toasty quaffer with light malt and snappy hops.