Narragansett Lager - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,010 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,010
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 64
Gots: 188 | 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: 1,010 | Reviews: 355
Photo of luc2057
4.55/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My favorite of the old school lagers. It's cheap but good and it's a great beer for grilling.

Photo of Zaktcc
4.77/5  rDev +42%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I am reviewing this beer against all the other adjunct lagers out there.
A - Pours a very pale, opaque gold color with 2 finger head. Surprisingly better head retention and head overall than I was expecting; lacing present as well.

S - Overall, not much to the aroma of the beer, as to be expected, though world's better than other adjunct lagers out there. Grainy and thankfully non-metallic scented.

T - Refreshing. Their isn't much here as to be expected but it's very pleasant and refreshing. Semi-bitter with mostly grain present. It tastes almost like an adjunct that is about to make the breakthrough to a basic IPA.

M - Light bodied beer and quite carbonated. Overall very smooth and crisp feeling without too much "sting" I've become accustomed to with other adjuncts.

O - Again, this is a macro brewed beer so obviously it shouldn't be compared against anything micro. Given that, it offers everything one should expect in a macro and far excels that. By far the most drinkable macro I've came across; yes, you can drink and enjoy this beer like an IPA! For roughly 80 cents to a dollar a can (16oz cans) you cannot beat it. Narragansett has now become my official go-to beer.

Photo of Brondeau
3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Ok. Probably better because I had it with a Smokeshack burger at the Shake Shack after taking the kids to Museum of Natural History. Light lager. Drinkable. Wouldn't choose with other options around. Better than Bud and Coors Light, etc, but just decent.

Photo of DKHNOVA
4.21/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very decent American-style lager. A good value. I wish this were more available where I live in Virginia. I brought some home from a trip to New England. I wish I'd gotten more. (And, it's the beer in the "beer can scene" in "Jaws".

Photo of Ptelea
4.71/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer - nice golden appearance, smooth with solid body/mouthful...great flavor is present- the finest adjunct lager. Enjoy in can, bottle or on tap!

Photo of Lookingloo2
3.81/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A revelation. Best bang for your buck among the AALs. Better than most craft lagers I've had.

Photo of Cure_Tap
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good malt flavor, and for an American Lager it has decent body, by which I mean it's not overly watery. Aftertaste lingers a bit. Crisp and refreshing, and it's cheaper than dirt. I got a six pack of tall boys (16 oz) for $5.25, and I've seen six packs of 12 oz LIGHT beer sell for more than that. You really can't go wrong with such a low price, plenty of bang for the buck.

Like most American lagers though, you really need to drink it straight out of the fridge. The closer it gets to room temperature, the more the taste of cooked vegetables dominates everything else.

Photo of ralph-pine
3.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good taste, light, for everyone. Very refreshing but lacks character

Photo of Zstets
4.06/5  rDev +20.8%
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 -17.9%
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 +15.8%
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 +0.9%
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 -3.3%
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%
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 -8.9%
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 -25.6%
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 -7.7%
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 -9.8%
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 -12.2%
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 +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Better than all the majors "swill"

Photo of Fatehunter
2.72/5  rDev -19%
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 -70.2%
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 +2.7%
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 +40.8%
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 +48.8%
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.

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Narragansett Lager from Narragansett Brewing Co.
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