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Narragansett Light - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Narragansett LightNarragansett Light

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 20.74%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Narragansett Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This lighter version of the original lager is brewed with six row malt, seedless hops, our proprietary lager strain, and the purest water around.

10 IBU

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-04-2007)
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Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

spycow, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +23.8%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of metter98
3.18/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

metter98, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 04, 2007
Photo of mdfb79
2.88/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From 07/26/13 notes. Had this at Pier 26 in NYC at the Bouncing Souls/Gaslight Anthem show.

a - Pours a hazy medium orange-yellow color, with one inch of bright white head and high carbonation evident.

s - Smells a bit skunky. Also some bread, grains, wheat, and dough. Not very good.

t - Taste is much better because no skunkyness, but pretty average. Tastes of grains, wheat, dough, biscuit malts, bread, light spice, light floral notes.

m - Light body and high carbonation. A bit too carbonated, otherwise easy to drink.

o - Overall a below average light beer. Nose was a bit skunky, and a bit overcarbonated. Taste wasn't skunky, but pretty plain and not much going on. Worth skipping, wouldn't seek it out again.

mdfb79, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
2.25/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

woodychandler, Nov 08, 2009
Photo of dbrauneis
3.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

dbrauneis, May 17, 2012
Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

harpus, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of Brad007
3.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light yellow color with a one-finger head and seemingly ample carbonation. Aroma is light and mildly malty with sweetness and corn showing through. Taste is malty with only a tiny bit of hops or sweetness. Finishes clean and dry on the tongue. Not much else for taste to this lager. It'd make a good lawnmower beer but I wouldn't buy it again.

Brad007, Sep 26, 2007
Photo of puboflyons
3.28/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

puboflyons, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of woosterbill
3.78/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pint can into a Duvel tulip. Left over from a sixpack I picked up after a day of surfing at Narragansett beach. It tasted pretty damn great after a long day in the water; we'll see if it holds up under closer inspection.

A: Clear gold body under two inches of dense white froth. Good retention, plenty of soft lace. Quite lovely for the style.

S: Boring but clean: crackery malt, toasted corn, and some faintly flinty lager yeast. Better than average for the style.

T: Follows the nose precisely - predominantly malty, a little corny, and ultimately clean with light minerality on the finish. Watery aftertaste. No off flavors, which I consider something of a triumph for a light beer.

M: Light, thin, and prickly. A little overcarbonated.

O: I hate the regular 'Gansett Lager, but this is entirely inoffensive. Light, refreshing, and downright pleasant for the style.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty big fan of this company. For what they are, they do it right.

A-Light yellow color with a foamy head. Looks like a BMC beer but the head is a little more legit.

S-Now you can tell this is not your average light lager. A bit heavier nose but still very light. A tiny, tiny hop scent is there...maybe.... nope, I take that back. Light maltiness and grain. A bit of metal from the can. Not awesome but smells more like a beer than most other light lagers.

T-Clean, and light. More flavor than BMC light beers I believe. Tastes like a normal light lager but with a considerable amount more flavor.

M-Very light. Well carbonated. Crisp.

O/D-Yes this is drinkable. Can kill a 6-pack of pounders too easily. I love normal Gansett Lager. This is worse. But, I would take this over almost all light lagers I have come across. The only light beer I like better is Sam Adams Light. Good job boys in RI.

VelvetExtract, Apr 01, 2011
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.3/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I got this brew in a trade with woodychandler, Thanks Woody!

16oz can served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear yellow color with a short-lived white head.
S - light, sweet smell
T - as with most light beers, this has average taste (or lack there of) for the style.
F - light bodied with a light feel.
D - this is very sessionable, great for washing down pizza or beer pong.

JoeyBeerBelly, May 10, 2010
Photo of malfunxion
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

malfunxion, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of smithj4
3/5  rDev -7.1%

smithj4, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of thekevlarkid
3.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle this beer was a bright yellow color. The snow-white head was billowing at first but quickly died back to a thin skim that left moderate lacing. The aroma was of macro malt and corn mash. The flavors however were pretty good for the mass produced style, pale malt, slightly askew hops and hints of metal. The finish was dry and crisp. The body was light, the mouthfeel prickly due to high carbonation and though superior to its counterparts it's not one I would try again.

thekevlarkid, Jan 13, 2009
Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Gambrinus1184, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of Doomcifer
3.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Doomcifer, Aug 31, 2007
Photo of morebeergood
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

morebeergood, May 30, 2012
Photo of Gregwa
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Gregwa, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev -7.1%

chrispoint, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of JTomczak
3/5  rDev -7.1%

JTomczak, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of taez555
3.6/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a very pale straw yellow colored body with a small white head.

Nose is surprisingly big and in your face. A very strong adjunct type 6 row malt smell with touches of rice. Reminds me very much of some big Japanese lagers.

Taste is light bodied with a very big and chewy adjunct 6 row malt taste. Very clean and crisp. Lots of mild crackers and fresh malt. Touches of rice or corn. No hops or bitterness to speak of. Ends. :-)

Actually a really good beer. This is honestly what I would imagine a pre-prohibition lager might taste like. Simple, light and at like 4.50 for a 6er of 16oz, may be the best beer deal on the planet. I'd take this over bud or miller any day.

taez555, Jun 16, 2010
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.18/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to angrybabboon for finding the single for me.

Appearance: Pale clear gold. Head is bright-white and bubbly. Lively carbonation. Some notches and splotches of lacing. Standard affair.

Smell: Very light pale malts. Grassy with some watered down barley. Some sweet cereal grain and a very neutral hop profile. Slight grass and hay. Super clean.

Taste: Slight toasted grain. Super pale malts, almost nothing to it. A bit of barley with some grassy notes. Tastes like you watered down some standard 'Gansett. Lightly sweet. Not much too it, but what it does have is not bad.Par for the style, but better.

Mouthfeel: Light pushing toward medium body with a moderately high carbonation. Clean and super easy drinking.

Overall: Platinum champion of light lagers.

Goblinmunkey7, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of sliverX
3.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can, a extremely light straw yellow, clear. Big pillowy white head that faded slowly for the style and even left a thick film cap.
Smell was light malt and a bit of corn maybe, wet paper as well.
Taste was very light maltiness no real hop presence, that wet paper smell turns into more of a wet paper soaked in sugar kind of thing, which as the best I can describe as it actually is a pleasant enough taste.
Mouthfeel this feels like water with some carbonation, light lager this be her.
Drinkability well if this was local and cheap I'm sure I'd keep plenty around and would be a great beer for camping or a summer festival.
Thanks Woody

sliverX, Jun 15, 2010
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Narragansett Light from Narragansett Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.