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Narragansett Light - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Narragansett LightNarragansett Light

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75
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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 20.19%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | 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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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mckowned
3/5  rDev -6.8%

mckowned, Mar 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

benoit917, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Ecxeeder616
4.25/5  rDev +32%

Ecxeeder616, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of wtighe03
4/5  rDev +24.2%

wtighe03, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of woosterbill
3.78/5  rDev +17.4%
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 markh814
4.45/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I will rate this for the catergory it is in. remember this is a light lager and i won't compare it to an IPA.

appearance - light, pale straw, clear, decent head that goes away quickly

smell - grains, light spiciness

taste - grains, light hop, worlds apart from the coors lights/bud lights

mouthfeel - medium body, really nice. you can almost forget its a light beer

Drinkability - i can drink these all day long. nice lawnmower / cookout beer

Serving type: can

markh814, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of wattoclone
4.8/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

harpus, Jul 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

rescuezach4, Jul 09, 2012
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2/5  rDev -37.9%

disemgrowler, Jun 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

AdamP, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.18/5  rDev -1.2%
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 KingPuuChuu
2.3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is honestly, what you would expect out of this category.

The beer pours crystal clear gold, with a decent head, and some lacing. The aroma is very hard to find, as it's mostly rice and light malt.

The flavor represents this. It's slightly sweet, and there's a heavy carbonation flavor, similar to seltzer. There are no hops.

Out of other light beers, it beats out traditional American Adjuncts, but it's nothing like Sam Adams light, which is my high bar.

KingPuuChuu, Jun 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

chrispoint, Jun 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

bluerabbit, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of DirtyPenny
2.6/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Drank right from the can, minus a small pour into a glass to get a view of it.

Alright, look, there ain't much to say about 'gansett light. It's lighter in color than regular Narragansett, and lighter in flavor as well. There's a bit of toasted bready malt on the backend but not much flavor to speak of and no real noticeable scent. Light-bodied but narrowly manages to avoid the dreaded adjective "watery".

Eh. It's light beer and tastes like it. Drink a regular Narragansett and spend five minutes on a treadmill.

DirtyPenny, May 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

morebeergood, May 30, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.63/5  rDev +12.7%
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 Dools9
3.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tall boy into a classic Schlitz pilsner glass.

A: looks like a typical light lager. Straw yellow in color, poured aggresively with two fingers of bone white head that fades to a skim and leaves a bit of lacing.

S: Light grainy smell, some cereal and bready malts, nothing offputting here at all.

T: Much like the nose, sweet graininess, very light grassy hops. Its basically a watered down 'Gansett Lager.

M: Very crisp and refreshing, light bodied, clean and dry. Drinkability is super high, finished the can very quickly.

O: A nice light lager, certaintly better than any BMC conterpart. Goes down with ease, very low abv, bring it to the beach or golf course and drink it all day, and night.

Dools9, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of tzieser
4/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tzieser, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of mkondor8
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

mkondor8, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of vado
3/5  rDev -6.8%

vado, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of BigCheese
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

BigCheese, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Gregwa
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Gregwa, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of puboflyons
3.28/5  rDev +1.9%
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
Narragansett Light from Narragansett Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.