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Narragansett Summer Ale - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Narragansett Summer AleNarragansett Summer Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

367 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 28
Gots: 28 | 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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callmescraps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-19-2012 01:47:22 | More by callmescraps
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disemgrowler

Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

01-05-2012 00:18:12 | More by disemgrowler
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smithmd4

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-31-2011 07:43:43 | More by smithmd4
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-30-2011 16:06:46 | More by waiting4lunch
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-27-2011 16:42:48 | More by Gregwa
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matthewpaul

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +35.9%

12-13-2011 22:07:04 | More by matthewpaul
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oneturbucfan

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-10-2011 21:42:49 | More by oneturbucfan
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-05-2011 00:40:01 | More by richkrull
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Jeb37

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-26-2011 19:47:00 | More by Jeb37
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halfshell

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-23-2011 02:31:57 | More by halfshell
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SMM0606

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-22-2011 23:40:10 | More by SMM0606
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Wally1912

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-19-2011 18:54:35 | More by Wally1912
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-17-2011 00:49:43 | More by Burt
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-15-2011 04:24:16 | More by UncleJimbo
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loupap

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-15-2011 00:52:16 | More by loupap
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-14-2011 15:26:09 | More by Lawnboy33
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.3/5  rDev -10.3%

I got this one from Iimmush, cheers Tim!

Pours an effervescent hay color with 2 fingers of ivory head. Above average head retention & very good lacing

S: Perfumy & grassy hop notes

T: Follows the nose, plus sweet grainy cereal notes. More sweet graininess as this warms along with lemons. Finishes grassy with sweet grainy notes

MF: Light bodied with soft carbonation, pretty good balance

An alright blonde ale, just not enough flavor to get too amped up about

10-14-2011 13:49:38 | More by russpowell
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Durge

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev +4.6%

Thanks to Rubby for passing this on for a try. This summer treat is an anemic gold color with few signs of life but it does produce a voluptuous white crown of foam and gobs of lacing in retreat. The nose picks up a pretty pungent skunky wheat bread with a hint of cider. Hard to say whether this is good or not so good, but I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt...I'm thirsty. The flavor is light but not at all complacent as I get more skunky bread, wheat and sunny citrus hop. Very crisp with a delicate but deliberate carbonation that peppers the palate pretty aggressively. This is clearly a nice choice for sessioning/partying. Light bodied, near watery but held together by the lively feel. Lots of bread and a tasteful hint of bright hops to make this a very serviceable thirst quencher. Take it out on Narragansett Bay the next time you push off from the docks at the East Greenwich Yacht Club, bring some chips and salsa and a few Ghandi Bots for dessert, and all you need is a good friend or two to make it a great evening.

09-24-2011 04:31:24 | More by Durge
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JMD

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +6%

A: Light dirty straw color with frothy white head that fades slowly and leaves some light lacing on the glass.

S: Light grains and toasty wheat. Some light hops as well.

T: Much more flavor than I expected after smelling it. Grassy with some bisquity malt. Lightly hopped with hints of lemon zest. Pretty refreshing.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Perfect for a summer beer.

D: I was pleasantly suprised with this beer. Flavorful and interesting, I could drink these all day. At 4.2 ABV, this is a great summer beer. Perfect while your roasting on the beach or hanging out at a backyard bbq.

09-02-2011 23:22:19 | More by JMD
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%

A tall boy can picked up at a local store in CT.

Appearance is light yellow color with a one finger head.
The nose has corn, flora, light citrus. It has a taste that is reminiscient of Honey Bunches of Oats or a similar cereal. Malts also come through, along with some more light citrus. MF leans towards light, a fairly crisp and dry aftertaste. A pretty solid "summer beer" that I picked out of my basement, before moving on to some autumn beers soon.

08-27-2011 01:44:09 | More by mltobin
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

This beer pours a nice yellow color with a thin white head. The smell is grassy floral and citrus hops with a light background of malt bthe flavor is similar to the smell with a smooth clean finish bthe mouthfeel is light and almost thirt quenching. overall this is an excellent summe beer

08-25-2011 22:03:29 | More by rowingbrewer
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regspeir

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev 0%

Thanks to victory4me for sharing this. Pint can into a standard pint glass. Pours golden yellow with a large 3-fingered white head that, even after some time, still was almost a finger's worth. Lacing was thin but present throughout. Nose is sweet with elements of lemon, grain and toasted malt. Taste was lemongrass, sweet malts, and hints of grassy hops. The finish is dry, crisp and light. The mouthfeel was on the light side, as expected, and mildly carbonated. This was a pleasant surprise and, reported inexpensive, would be a go-to summer standby…except we don't get it here (that I am aware of).

08-21-2011 23:47:59 | More by regspeir
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Schmidts

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +28.3%

Thanks to Eddie's Mom for sending this to me from NY as this one does not come to Pa. Pours from the can golden yellow, with a nice white 3/4 inch head that fades quickly leaving some nice laceing.
Smells of sweet Malts sweet grass and citrus lemon.
Kind of Lemon fruit with a nice mild hop and malt grain taste. Very smooth in your mouth and very refreshing too.

Overall I have to give this a 4.5 rating it is a very drinkable and a very tasty Summer Ale Just what an Ale like this should be!

08-20-2011 21:20:20 | More by Schmidts
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erosier

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

08-17-2011 23:53:45 | More by erosier
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dbexpert

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +11.4%

A: Light gold/yellow in color, head is stark white on aggressive pour building to a solid inch
S: Nose is a subtle sweet cereal grains (lageresc), with citrus hop notes
T: Very clean, Straight forward. Sweetness is nicely cleaned up with light acidity.
M. Light, crisp refreshing, clean
O: definitely nothing complex. Very drinkable, as it is intended to be. Best summer beer of 2011!

08-17-2011 17:33:15 | More by dbexpert
Narragansett Summer Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.