Narragansett Lager - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

989 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 989
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 59
Gots: 170 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Narragansett Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 09-29-2003

We brew our lager with six row malt, seedless hops, corn from Iowa, our lager strain (the same one the brewery has depended on since just after Prohibition), and the purest water from Lakes Ontario and Hemlock.

12 IBU
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Ratings: 989 | Reviews: 346
Photo of Zstets
4.06/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Probably one of my favorites of the style
Finally tried it on tap and it didn't disappoint

Photo of TopherBreski
2.76/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Cheap golden color with a ton of carbonation. Flowery and hoppy smell; actually very good. Taste is MHL.

Photo of Cbreagsy
3.89/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tastes good, goes down easy and dirt cheap this is why I love RI

Photo of Gajo74
3.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cool looking straw yellow to golden color. However, the head dissapeared almost instantaneously and leaves no lacing. Green apple aroma and malts as the drink warms. A fairly straightforward malt taste but pretty much watery and not so flavorful. Nice crisp feel when cold.
A typical macro style lager brew. Perhaps a step above BMC. I can see myself having this on a 95 degree beach day.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I've been drinking Narragansett's since 1976. This is the newer one and is quite tasty.

Photo of rolltide239
3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Decent macro. Pretty smooth, drinkable.

Photo of lipster
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a tallboy can into a 16 oz pint glass. Yellowish gold color with large, almost soda-sized carbonation, foamy short-lived head with only a trace of lacing. Smells of heavy malt. Tasty of cereal, corn, malt, bread, with a slight caramel aftertaste. Mouthfeel is quite fizzy and a little syrupy in the aftertaste. Drinkable.

Photo of slasich
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer tastes very similar to mass produced golden lagers and pilsners such as Miller Light, Bud Light, etc.

Photo of Frank_TX
3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of the better macro brews. Wish it was available in the south.

Photo of DarthSlughorn
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taste is very full for a cheap American lager. Can't compare to a higher quality craft, but if cash is tight Narragansett is a good choice.

Photo of JayGlogovsky
2.95/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Was hoping for a whole lot more.

Photo of CoconutLove
4.16/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Better than all the majors "swill"

Photo of Fatehunter
2.72/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a finger and a half of head on a light golden body.
The aroma is mild grain.
The taste is okay, mild grain and touch of bitter.
The texture is light and fizzy.
It wasn't enjoyable, lacked any real aroma or flavor.

Photo of galwayjoyce
1/5  rDev -70.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

HOW is this so bad, when the other offerings are mostly decent?

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

when you are talking cheap american lagers, look no further than this one for one of the best in the game. no off flavors here, not the least bit sweet, and just good, easy drinking, refreshingly carbonated, yellow beer. not to be over analyzed i dont think, but when the sun is shining and seafood is on the table, this one is hard to beat if you dont want to drink down the fancy beers in the cellar or fridge. really nice head, and it holds on for a long time, especially for the style. the lager yeast is different too, less bready, more compatible with the light hops in here, and working sugars down to a very very dry finishing beverage. tasty, really no complaints for this, especially when compared to its peer group. best when ice cold, right from the can.

Photo of garrettini
4.73/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thumbs up! Good enough for Captain Quinn

Photo of beardedguy802
5/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To me, its the perfect beer. Crisp, delicious, flavorful, yet easy to drink. Good anytime of year and is a damn good value.

Photo of mart1018
3.07/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I just like the can "Made on honor, sold on merit." I like Pabst a bit better for "hammer" beers.

Photo of SoulFroosh
4.29/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well, this isn't largely available in Maine like it seems to be elsewhere. Therefore it costs more for me than the typical Bud/Coors/PBR adjunct, and hard to track down.

But boy, this is by far the best American Adjunct I've tried. If only it was priced here as an adjunct and available as such -- it would definitely become my staple go-to.

There is actually a decent malt body and some real hop flavors. This is as good as it gets for easy-drinking, light yet flavorful American lager. It really has some flavor.

Come to Maine, please.

Photo of shmeli
2.84/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Domestic beer that is less shitty than some others.

Photo of KentT
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Just got my first 12 pack. Very good tasting AAL. Has smooth mouthfeel, with apple notes and good malty balance to make it a bit richer with a corn finish. A little bit of a caramel note to balance the taste. One of the best lawnmower beers or summer thirst quenchers. Easy to drink and beats the BMC alternatives hands down. Purchased in Etowah, TN at Muddy Waters Liquor and paid $10.99 for that 12 pack. Good value for the dollar.

Photo of TommyCoyote
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

It's an Old-School decent Brew that obviously used to be produced and distributed here in Rhody. Doesn't taste "Old-School" though... somethin's weird.

But, all in all I will suck a few of these down here and there with a couple Cheeseburgers with Bacon oR some kinda' Chicken or even just have a couple of 'em solo. A decent Brew for the price. Although there are others I am ALL OVA'!!!!!!!!!!!

Photo of everythingiszen
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Definitely an above avg macro. Tastes like memories of living in New England.

Photo of theh3rbalist
4/5  rDev +19.4%

When I invariably end up in the mood for this style of beer, Gansett is the go to.

1/1

Photo of Urk1127
3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank out of can but have had it many a time before. Light yellow not really a head. Good carbonation. Tastes like a PBR or old Milwaukee. Also one of my 3 go to choices

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Narragansett Lager from Narragansett Brewing Co.
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