Although synonymous with the white sand beaches of Jamaica, you don't have to visit this Caribbean island to enjoy Red Stripe beer. This pale lager, served in a stubby bottle characterized by its diagonal red stripe over a white label, has a crisp flavor that pairs well with spicy foods.
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Red Stripe has higher alcohol and caloric values than Red Stripe Light. The traditional lager contains 157 calories per 11.2-ounce bottle and has 4.7 percent alcohol by volume. As its name dictates, Red Stripe Light offers a lighter taste with 124 calories per 12-ounce bottle and 4.1 percent alcohol by volume. Red Stripe and Red Stripe Light also contain 13.8 grams and 11 grams of carbohydrates per serving, respectively.