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Narragansett Summer Ale - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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381 Ratings

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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 29
Gots: 35 | 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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Photo of keithmurray
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - clear golden straw color with white head

Smell - herbal, grassy aroma with lemon thrown in for good measure, hint of honey

Taste - grassy flavor with some lemon and a bit of spice from the hops

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, high lively carbonation, crisp, hoppier than expected

Overall - decent beer, one that would be great during BBQ season

Price point - $1.89/16 oz can

keithmurray, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of dustinjkline
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

dustinjkline, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of MPSTARR
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

MPSTARR, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of tharper178
5/5  rDev +36.2%

tharper178, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of KMull
4/5  rDev +9%

KMull, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

hoppymcgee, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
3/5  rDev -18.3%

OnTheBusWithGus, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Scott67
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Scott67, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of heerboth
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

heerboth, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of sd123
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

sd123, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of infuturity83
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

infuturity83, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of T6PP
2.85/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear golden yellow with a nice white head. There was no real and defiant smell to the beer. Taste is pretty bland for a summer beer, there is no stand out ingredient that really screams summer. Mouthfeel is a lightly carbonated beer that hangs around for a little bit. Overall it's a little below average and really not worth it. #t6pp

T6PP, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
3/5  rDev -18.3%

KevMo84, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Beric
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Can, from the can
Served: 3 June 2014

Appearance: Had this from the can, so can't comment much on the appearance. Can artwork is great though.

Smell: Traditional "beery" smell, but very sweet and with a slight overlay of hop aroma, though it is not strong enough to discern any true notes from it.

Taste: A nice light-bodied beer on the sweeter side with a slight assertion of citrus hop flavor and a mild bitterness on the back end. A beer that is unpretentious in its flavor, but assertive nonetheless, with a solid flavor profile for a beer that is meant to be easy-drinking and sessionable.

Mouthfeel: Medium-high to high carbonation brings the lighter body some life.

Overall: Better than the Narragansett lager, and a bit more expensive, coming in at just over $8/sixer here in Boston. However, for this price and quantity (16oz cans), I'd be hard pressed to find a better sessionable summer beer that doesn't blast me with hops. Would definitely recommend, especially if you're looking for a party/BBQ beer.

Beric, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of Pleasure
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Pleasure, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of bcsbeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

bcsbeer, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of BeerBucks
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

BeerBucks, May 30, 2014
Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Janeinma, May 26, 2014
Photo of Joestradamus91
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Joestradamus91, May 22, 2014
Photo of Botulizard
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Botulizard, May 20, 2014
Photo of TheMultiYeast
3/5  rDev -18.3%

TheMultiYeast, May 20, 2014
Photo of jbarletto
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

jbarletto, May 20, 2014
Photo of illpass78
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint can poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden yellow with heavy carbonation. Head is about two inches and fades quickly. Looks like a lager.

Aroma: Some notes of grass, bread, lemon, grapefruit, and a faint somewhat corny aroma. The corn note isn't off-putting but it adds to the lager-like quality of the beer.

Taste: Follows the nose, with grapefruit and grassiness dominating. Nice clean taste. Easy drinking. Good hot day beer.

Mouthfeel: It's light of body but not watery.

Overall: Solid session ale with a nice, drinkable, balanced character. Good beer for cookouts and outdoor gatherings. Nothing fancy, but something tasty.

illpass78, May 13, 2014
Photo of xungmound98
4/5  rDev +9%

xungmound98, May 10, 2014
Narragansett Summer Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.