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Narragansett Summer Ale - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

368 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 368
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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Beric

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

06-04-2014 01:47:31 | More by Beric
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Pleasure

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-03-2014 19:31:49 | More by Pleasure
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-02-2014 05:09:34 | More by bcsbeer
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BeerBucks

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

05-30-2014 00:26:19 | More by BeerBucks
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evergreen_machine

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-29-2014 14:06:50 | More by evergreen_machine
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-26-2014 15:16:03 | More by Janeinma
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Joestradamus91

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-22-2014 00:08:19 | More by Joestradamus91
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Botulizard

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

05-20-2014 15:47:09 | More by Botulizard
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-20-2014 01:06:06 | More by TheMultiYeast
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jbarletto

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-20-2014 00:57:32 | More by jbarletto
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illpass78

Maine

3.71/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

05-13-2014 01:35:46 | More by illpass78
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xungmound98

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-09-2014 23:14:16 | More by xungmound98
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WiserBud

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-08-2014 00:25:03 | More by WiserBud
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patrick802

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

05-05-2014 14:18:46 | More by patrick802
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Cory-WC

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-20-2014 02:19:48 | More by Cory-WC
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meehandennis

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-17-2014 01:19:50 | More by meehandennis
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BoSean_Rodriguez

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +35.9%

04-16-2014 19:25:04 | More by BoSean_Rodriguez
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RockinRich

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

04-12-2014 19:20:38 | More by RockinRich
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Antonius08

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-12-2014 04:37:31 | More by Antonius08
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TomMcNichols

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-09-2014 17:49:35 | More by TomMcNichols
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MikeC144

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -18.5%

04-09-2014 15:14:06 | More by MikeC144
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Loco_Joe

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-05-2014 21:54:24 | More by Loco_Joe
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PrimScrewhead

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-30-2014 00:20:17 | More by PrimScrewhead
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blivingston1985

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-23-2014 22:55:45 | More by blivingston1985
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

03-16-2014 12:24:23 | More by Fettpopps
Narragansett Summer Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.