Narragansett Summer Ale - Narragansett Brewing Co.
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1.05/5 rDev -71.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
this beer scores in the 80s? Really?
I'm losing all respect for BA as I write this...
Maybe my own fault for swiping a can from my dad after drinking two Firestone Walker Double IPAs, but this is horrid.
It has no redeeming qualities, other than I assume it's dirt cheap?
Serving type: can
06-27-2013 03:53:52 | More by Steve_B
3.71/5 rDev +0.5%
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
3.83/5 rDev +3.8%
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
Narragansett Summer Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.