Narragansett Light - Narragansett Brewing Co.
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Reviews by CloudStrife:
3.51/5 rDev +9%
16oz can poured into a snifter.
A: Pours a crystal clear light pale yellow with a moderate white head. Just a bit of visible carbonation in the body. Head dissipates in a couple minutes a leaves some spots of lacing on the sides of the glass.
S: Pretty standard light beer aroma here. A bit of corn or other adjunct blends with the malt. Slight touch of alcohol on the backend.
T: Nice even low key flavor here. Nothing stands out in it which I'm thinking was their goal. Just a mild dose of sweet malts that linger into the aftertaste.
M: Certainly fits into the light beer category mouthfeel wise. Crisp finish.
Overall this is a beer that could be enjoyed for hours on end on a warm summer day. Easily beats other light beers I've had with its inoffensive and smooth flavor hence the slightly above average rating.
03-30-2014 21:36:42 | More by CloudStrife
More User Reviews:
3.63/5 rDev +12.7%
appearance - perfectly clear, light, pale straw color, decent head that fizzles away rather quickly.
smell - straw, grains, light spiciness...what do ya expect from a light beer?
taste - grains, light hop spiciness, its good for a light macro. Better than Bud, Coors Light, etc....nothing notable, just better than the others.
mouthfeel - this is where its A LOT better than other macro light lagers. It actually has some body and isnt overly carbonated like Coca Cola, as per the usual suspects of this genre.
Drinkability - Very much so. I think Ill crack another on this hot summer day.
08-31-2007 18:32:43 | More by Doomcifer
4.8/5 rDev +49.1%
Discovered this beer on a trip to Newport RI with my wife. After a long day walking through the extravagant ballrooms in the mansions, we hit the local distributor to try some local light beer. The six pack was gone in an hour. It is our idea of the perfect light lager. Okay, so many beer snobs will say it tastes like water. Not. Water is water. This is a thirst quenching beer that tastes exactly like the name: "Light". A light beer should be low in alcohol and yet drink like water. This one has ABV 3.8% which is a little high for a light beer drinker who used to like Coors 3.2 beer when it was available in CO. The taste is slightly malty with an ever so slight hop kick. Essentially non-existant to a hop lover, yet there is some hops for the average beer drinker who does not want to be offended, but just wants to guzzle some beer on a hot day.
Narragansett light is the perfect beer for that situation. Quenches the thirst without an assault on the palate. I have been a fan of the light beer style since the inception of Miller Lite and the subsequent Bud and Coors Light. This beer achieves what those beers tried to do. So good that I am willing to drive 150 miles to RI to restock my cellar with this every year but would be even happier if it was available in PA. Unfortunately, this is the only Narragansett beer which is not.
09-12-2012 01:10:01 | More by wattoclone
2.85/5 rDev -11.5%
A- Light straw yellow... really, the color is the same when it comes back out...
S- Very light nose, some malty sweetness
T- Very little flavor, I guess some more of the malty sweetness
M- Light bodied, light feel
D- Washing down a pizza as I write this... and it's perfect for that
08-29-2010 02:04:44 | More by aepb1
3.28/5 rDev +1.9%
From the 16 fl. oz. can marked 1891-0017. Sampled on November 23, 2011. The pour is the typical light lager pale yellow with a short lasting fizzy head. The aroma is of malts, corn, and a hint of hops, which is very typical. The body is light. The taste is on the grainy sweet side with a clean hop finish. All in all, a typical light lager but a little better than its national counterparts.
11-24-2011 17:25:26 | More by puboflyons
3.45/5 rDev +7.1%
Review adapted from notes taken 3/10/11
Appearance: Very light, pale, golden - a nice little head - typical for the style
Smell: Truly challenging to comment on because there isn't much here - water, faint pale malts, hops? - still, at least it isn't offensive in any way
Taste: Quite literally tastes like a watered down Narragansett Lager - it shares all of the characteristics, it is just lighter - super pale malts, a little grainy, some dryness, some sweetness, a little bitterness - not much flavor, but what is here is still much better than a lot of light lagers
Mouthfeel: Very light, remarkably not over-carbonated
Overall: A typical light lager doesn't get much better
As far as cheap light beers go, this is quite possibly the best. While I do not feel it is a great beer, it is remarkably better than some others of the style. I liked it enough to bother reviewing it.
07-18-2011 16:16:12 | More by angrybabboon
3.18/5 rDev -1.2%
A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of corn and grainy malts in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has no distinct bitterness nor sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite flavorful for the style and isn’t thin or watery. I would have no problem knocking back a few of these at a ballgame.
06-12-2012 00:56:31 | More by metter98
3.33/5 rDev +3.4%
Poured from a tall can with a wide mouth into a shaker glass. Cotton-white head goes from an inch down to nothing in about three minutes, absolutely no lacing on the glass. The beer is very pale yellow and looks like something Greg Hall would leave behind at Bangers & Lace.
Aroma is macro malt and not much else. MAN this is really hard to review... it just doesn't take like much. I don't get hops, I don't get really anything. Pretty much everyone has had a macro light lager, and this tastes like a watered down version. Carbonation is fairly high but it still goes down super easy.
This beer would not be my first choice, but so drinkable that it's almost an afterthought. And really, that's what I look for in this style. I want something light that I can drink 6 (or 12) of while cooking on the grill, playing cornhole, sitting by the fire, etc. There are light beers out there that taste bad; this one honestly tastes like next to nothing, which is better than the alternative.
04-12-2011 22:41:11 | More by coachdonovan
4/5 rDev +24.2%
a: poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass. clear gold color with white head that settles into a thin lacing.
s: typical adjunct cereal grain smells with a very subtle grassy undertone (hops?). more pungent smell than your average light lager.
t: cereal adjuncts with flavors of corn and bready malt. slightly grassy hop flavor which balances everything nicely. finish is pretty dry and clean.
m: watery and refreshing mouthfeel.
a perfectly executed light lager. miles ahead of every other light beer. easy drinking and good flavor. i'll take this over bud or coors light any day of the week. too bad they dont sell it in 12 packs.
03-12-2012 00:33:13 | More by tzieser
3.9/5 rDev +21.1%
appearance - Pours a yellow color, thin white head, with little lace.
smell - Light smell of hops here.
taste - Has a mix of a malt and hop, very low in flavor for both. I would say little bit on the malt side because it is little bit on the the sweet side.
mouthfeel - Light body, crisp and clean.
drinkability - It was one of those days, I wanted to put some cheap beer in the fridge. I was surprised, even though I enjoy all of the Narragansett beers. This is a beer that I would use first to convert a stubborn macro drinker. It is not a big change in taste, but it is still good.
10-25-2007 21:02:27 | More by auxiliary
3.01/5 rDev -6.5%
Pint can poured into a 12 oz. glass.
Appearance: Pours a light straw color with a half-inch white head. Heavy-duty carbonation, and also fairly heavy lacing. Looks like light beer.
Aroma: Smells like a light beer, but less off-putting than most. The adjuncts (mostly corn) do come through, but they aren't overpowering. Also some barley, grain, and minimal hops.
Taste: It's decent for a light lager. It's light of body and the flavors are pretty minimal. I'd much rather have this than a BMC light lager, but it's also pretty watery and flavors (which follow the nose) are faint.
Mouthfeel: Watery, as you'd expect.
Overall: In the land of the blind the one-eyed light beer is king. If you have a friend who swears by Coors Light and Bud Light, turn him or her on to this. As light beers go, it's as good as the style is likely to get.
03-14-2014 17:12:50 | More by illpass78
3.48/5 rDev +8.1%
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a pale yellow color, with a very thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is simplistic and consists mostly of light malts and a decent amount of hops for the style.
T: A thin, grainy malt character dominates the taste as you would expect from a light beer, but there really isn’t much sweetness. There’s a mild hops presence but it’s good for the style. The after-taste is slightly bready.
M: Crisp and very smooth, light body, medium carbonation, clean finish.
D: Tasty, goes down quite easily, not filling at all, good representation of style while maintaining a bit more flavor than most light beers. Given the choice I would go with the regular version, but it’s still a decent beer.
06-04-2007 13:24:51 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.63/5 rDev +12.7%
A: Pours a crystal clear medium straw yellow with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall creamy white head that reduces to a moderately thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a much thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Overall this beer has a mild aroma. There are elements of light graininess (adjunct malts), some bready malts, and a light hint of grassy hops.
T: This beer is quite refreshing and not as sweet as I expected (which is what I normally find in the style). The flavors follow the smell, light grainy malts and hints of grassy hops. Pretty well balanced.
M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery and crisp.
O: Extremely easy to drink, quite refreshing, and very enjoyable. This is a great beer for summer, when it is real hot and you want a "light" and easy to drink beer. Very sessionable, you could easily have a couple of these in a single session.
05-16-2012 23:06:44 | More by dbrauneis
2.25/5 rDev -30.1%
A big, rocky two fingers of bone-white head with decent retention throughout. Color was a really light, pale yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was really light snd almost non-existent. Mouthfeel was medium with a very light flavor. NOT Ultra Light, but pretty dang close. I liked leaded 'Gansett, but unleaded just does not do it for me.
11-08-2009 19:50:14 | More by woodychandler
Narragansett Light from Narragansett Brewing Co.
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