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Narragansett Summer Ale - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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372 Ratings

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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 29
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Narragansett Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Narragansett Summer is a light session ale made with two row pale malt and citra hops. The citra hops are a very popular, newer variety that deliver aromas of citrus and passion fruit without overpowering the taste buds. The beer is blonde in color and the mild kiss of the hops complement the pale malt perfectly, making it extremely drinkable.

24 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-15-2011)
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

DaKur, Feb 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a nice golden yellow color with a medium sized and medium bodied white colored head that fades quickly to a thin film over the beer.
S: Smells of sweet toasted malts, hints of sweet grass, citrus, and some nice citrus hops at the end of the nose.
T: Tastes of sweet toasted malts, nice citrus flavors with some nice citrus and sweet grassy hops at the end.
M: Crisp, fresh, refreshing, light bodied, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Overall a pretty decent summer session beer. Light bodied, full of flavor, lower on the abv side.

erosier, Aug 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

KMull, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

tikk, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

EZE123, Apr 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

foureyedgeek, Aug 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

sweisel80, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of WanderingFool
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Narragansett Summer Ale pours a clear straw yellow with a creamy white head on top. The foam dissolves slowly to a thin sheet on the beer, leaving behind spots and lines of lace on the glass. From the bottom of the glass, a flurry of tiny bubbles quickly rise to the surface.

Light aroma with notes of lemon and toasted malt. Hint of honey mixed in.

Each sip of this light to medium bodied beer is creamy on the palate with a firm carbonated fizz. The flavor is sweet with a mild bitterness and descent floral hop balance. Grainy malt, lemon citrus, grass and a touch of honey. It finishes mildly bitter. Once gone the lemon notes linger on the palate.

This is a very easy drinking beer that has a well balanced flavor. Very refreshing and with 4.2% abv you can enjoy a few while camping or at a BBQ.

WanderingFool, May 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

jaxon53, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

JellyBean2245, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

geoffgd, Oct 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice summer ale that's hoppier than I expected it to be. The hops come through beautifully in the smell and taste. The hops used are mild, but there's a good quantity of a mild hop variety. That's sort of a unique idea; mild hops in large quantities.

I've been a big fan of regular 'Gansett for a while, but until now I've not been impressed with their higher priced offerings. This six pack was quite a bit more expensive than the insanely cheap regular Gansett. But, a six pack of the summer ale is a better deal than other similar craft beers due to the 16 oz cans.

This is much better than most summer ales I've had. 'Gansett summer, for example, makes an embarrassment out of Sam Adams's summer offering. I'm so glad this brewery came back from the dead. They should brew a beer called "zombie Gansett."

abriggs1, May 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

blt2646, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Cory-WC, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

PrimScrewhead, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

xungmound98, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

wizo, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to TheManiacalOne for this brew.

Pours a nice clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger foamy white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, slight hop note, with a touch of caramel. The taste is sweet, malty, slightly hoppy. Medium Body. A nice brew, excellent thirst quencher on a hot day.

Wasatch, Jun 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

zbloom, Sep 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

rcatalano, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pale straw yellow color with a fingers worth of head that lasts for a while

S: Pale malts, nice citrusy hops, and some breadiness. Very simple and clean

T: Follows the nose, starts with a slight hop bite and some maltiness and finishes clean and slightly dry

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice, simple, and refreshing summer beer that is extremely sessionable. The price is great too, at only $8.49 for a sixer of pounders. I think I've found my new summer beer

BEERMILER12, May 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

camartin27, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

loupap, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

bootdown21, Apr 30, 2012
Narragansett Summer Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.