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Narragansett Summer Ale - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

342 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 26
Gots: 14 | 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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acp21178

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-24-2013 21:55:07 | More by acp21178
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Bassman2019

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-24-2013 14:35:36 | More by Bassman2019
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-22-2013 16:34:55 | More by JTomczak
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LCannon4

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-22-2013 02:24:40 | More by LCannon4
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-20-2013 02:59:46 | More by mdillon86
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.9%

06-18-2013 02:11:54 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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greenboat

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-16-2013 19:08:11 | More by greenboat
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jmw4437

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-16-2013 01:39:02 | More by jmw4437
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markgoodman10

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-14-2013 03:51:49 | More by markgoodman10
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makeshifty

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-11-2013 15:56:10 | More by makeshifty
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Summer Ale opens to a sweet, fruity nose with bits of grain added for complexity and to keep things from becoming overly sweet. The sugars bring brown sugar and an assortment of fruit esters, including strong berry aromas, as well as lesser apricots and oranges. Just as strong, however, are the hop aromas, which bring large lemon and grapefruit notes, the citrusy side being obviously heavily favored here. Biscuit, cracker, floury baguette, and light touches of grassy wet wheat help earth the beer. Overall, this is a nice nose, offering a good range of sweet, citrusy notes that go nicely with the summer months, but that are also decently nuanced in and of themselves.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a small hop blast of pine and pink grapefruit, which moves smoothly into a main body that is heavily grain, with toast, biscuit, cracker, Grape Nuts cereal, and grassy wet wheat notes, as well as touches of rice. These mix with a light brown sugar and fruit ester (orange, berry, apricot) sugary note, here much less potent than on the nose. In subsequent sips much of the nuance is lost, and the hops drown out much of the sugars and finer bread notes, so that grapefruit, pine, and Grape Nuts cereal notes dominate, though the flavors are still crisp and refreshing. The aftertaste is mainly hoppy, with grapefruit and pine lingering on the tongue in medium-light strength for a decent while. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is decent summer fare, with a good arrangement of flavors in decent quantities, the beer obviously designed to be light, crisp, and refreshing, while still maintaining good flavors, and succeeding very nicely in doing so. It’s a bit of a shame that the initial flavors couldn’t last longer, and that the hops come to so heavily dominate the beer over time, but this is still a very nice brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 17:25:52 | More by jondeelee
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Carluver

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-09-2013 20:44:42 | More by Carluver
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Didier

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-06-2013 22:50:15 | More by Didier
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Fiore757


3/5  rDev -18.9%

06-05-2013 01:13:42 | More by Fiore757
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slim2043

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-04-2013 15:18:58 | More by slim2043
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-03-2013 00:01:55 | More by Chugs13
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CloudStrife

New York

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear golden pale yellow with a puffy 2 finger white head. Leaves some nice spots of lacing on the side of the glass. Tons of visible carbonation.

S: Nice blend of the citra hops and a solid malt backbone. Reminds me a touch of a belgian style with the orange notes and malts.

T: Very enjoyable, well balanced beer. Right off the bat I get a decent malting providing a crackery bread like quality. As with the aroma, citra hops poke there head in to say hello. Lingers with a pale malt taste and a touch of hop earthiness.

M: Light body with ample carbonation. Crisp finish. Defines the sessionable beer category.

Overall great for the warm weather or anything outdoors. Will be picking this one up again.

Serving type: can

05-27-2013 19:02:33 | More by CloudStrife
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fx20736

New York

4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought as part of a case of 24 x 16 oz cans from Beers of the World on 5/23/13 for $ 31.95.

Poured into a nonic, served cold.

appearance: clear lemon yellow with a thick meringue of white head. great lacing.

aroma: slightly lemony and sugary.

mouthfeel: solid and substantial.

taste: crisp, dry and malty with a nice earthy bitterness and a mild lemony tartness.

notes: Heftier than any other Blonde Ale I've had. Reminds me of an English Bitter. Well done.

Serving type: can

05-26-2013 18:50:55 | More by fx20736
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

05-26-2013 04:22:53 | More by acurtis
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-25-2013 23:36:32 | More by OldhouseRecs
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-24-2013 00:32:39 | More by sgregory
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SenorHops

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-22-2013 16:24:58 | More by SenorHops
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LeahM

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-20-2013 18:59:24 | More by LeahM
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jl28r1

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

05-18-2013 16:24:13 | More by jl28r1
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GFD400

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-18-2013 02:45:15 | More by GFD400
Narragansett Summer Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
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