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Narragansett Lager - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Narragansett LagerNarragansett Lager

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BA SCORE
77
okay

802 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 802
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.91%
Wants: 45
Gots: 55 | FT: 0
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:
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

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-29-2003)
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Brew33

Ohio

1/5  rDev -70.3%

06-12-2013 16:52:43 | More by Brew33
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

1.25/5  rDev -62.9%

05-10-2013 15:17:31 | More by Carpentiere
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cdoublev

Massachusetts

1.35/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This thing is just one of the worst beers I've had. Honestly. It's light with absolutely no head. There is almost no smell on this one and what is there is pretty light. The taste? Where is it anyways? And I can literally only drink one of these before I need something more complex. I've tried drinking a second, and I had to stop.

Serving type: can

10-23-2010 19:25:21 | More by cdoublev
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crossovert

Illinois

1.48/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

473 ml can.

It pours a pale gold with a soapy white head that doesn't leave much lacing.

Smell is almost of nothing, there is more malt than sourness like sot AALs, but the corn is still annoying and there.

The flavor has a metallic sourness, some vegetal flavor, artificial sweetener, and some water. The mouthfeel is really watery.

Bad beer, not sure where the hype came from?, almost guaranteed from the name.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 23:42:25 | More by crossovert
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TeachChefs

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

06-08-2013 16:40:28 | More by TeachChefs
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Klif

Indiana

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

02-06-2012 13:09:04 | More by Klif
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Kallessin

Massachusetts

1.68/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Pours a yellowish amber color with a foamy white head. Tons of bubbles throughout. Pretty much as expected.

Has a sickly sweet aroma of slight grainy malt and corn sugar.

Also has a very sweet grainy corn sugar flavor. No hops to be found. Pretty flavorless, Very watered down and a slightly astringent aftertaste.

Very fizzy, but also somewhat smooth.

I bought this beer on a whim at the store because they were doing a promotion and giving away a free pint glass with a six-pack. The thimble size sample wasn't bad in the store, but I was sorely disappointed after getting home. I got through the first one, but didn't try one again for a couple weeks. I got through a couple sips and it was off to the drain with the rest of them.

A very disappointing beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2009 23:00:42 | More by Kallessin
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Jennille

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -48.1%

07-23-2013 22:49:42 | More by Jennille
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jt2488

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -48.1%

07-16-2014 20:15:21 | More by jt2488
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mitch3114

New York

1.75/5  rDev -48.1%

10-07-2012 22:53:08 | More by mitch3114
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VTBrewHound

Vermont

1.75/5  rDev -48.1%

03-18-2014 01:56:15 | More by VTBrewHound
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woosterbill

Connecticut

1.78/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Tall-boy into a pint glass. This one was a gift from a couple friends who were vocally abusive of this beer and wanted to get rid of it; I gladly accepted, and now hope to find some depth and nuance that they missed. I'm not sure what to expect, though, since my tastes in beer run pretty much along the same lines as my friends - we all love hoppy beers, and prefer High Life when price and/or quantity become dominant factors. Both of my friends swore that 'Gansett was the worst macro they'd ever had; reviews here seem to indicate quite the opposite. Here goes nothing.

A: Crystal clear, pale yellow (almost greenish against a white background), and very fizzy. A small white head comes and goes, leaving just the thinnest layer of bubbles on top. Pretty much no lacing. Even judged according to style, this is a disappointing-looking beer.

S: Hardly any aroma; maybe some corn.

T: Starts out with some sweetness, but it tastes more like corn than grain; some fresh yeastiness is fairly appetizing; no hops to be found; oh, good God, it finishes like dirty salt water. It's like a took a sip of a decent macro lager, and then, before I could swallow, some malicious gnome came and replaced it with Don Johnson's crotch-sweat. Appalling. I'm sticking with it, though, and as I continue to drink the yeastiness becomes more apparent and it tastes even better; unfortunately, the rancid aftertaste just won't stop coming back to torture me.

M: After experiencing the aftertaste of this beer, I have to exercise my utmost in beer respectation to follow through with a separate grade for mouthfeel - it's actually pretty darn good. Lots of smooth carbonation and a surprisingly rich body. Too bad every sip makes the journey from smooth tastiness to the depths of dank, salty hell.

D: Simply non-existent. I'm toying with the idea of sending this one back home to the sewer, but I'm actually sort of enjoying the experience of such an interestingly polarized beer.

Notes: If it weren't for the aftertaste, this might be one of my favorite adjunct lagers; with the aftertaste, it's one of the most nauseating beverages ever to cross my lips voluntarily. Overall, it really isn't nearly as bad as some truly revolting macros, but I was extremely disappointed after having seen so many relatively positive reviews. Perhaps it was an off can (no idea when it was canned), but I can't say that I'll be seeking this one out again. I'll be sticking with the High Life when circumstances preclude Ruination or Raspy.

Cheers!

Serving type: can

08-31-2009 00:07:22 | More by woosterbill
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mctizzz

California

2/5  rDev -40.7%

04-10-2012 13:10:37 | More by mctizzz
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ghowehattrick

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -40.7%

06-10-2013 15:14:50 | More by ghowehattrick
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2lynnes


2/5  rDev -40.7%

07-05-2012 01:41:12 | More by 2lynnes
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DouglasChasse

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -40.7%

09-05-2012 00:21:06 | More by DouglasChasse
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -40.7%

11-18-2011 17:00:37 | More by waiting4lunch
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302BeerGuy

Delaware

2/5  rDev -40.7%

06-22-2014 14:22:33 | More by 302BeerGuy
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VictorFranco

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -40.7%

11-24-2013 20:55:29 | More by VictorFranco
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Benjaminwileketchum

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -40.7%

11-29-2013 21:50:43 | More by Benjaminwileketchum
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Wiedemann

Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -40.7%

02-27-2013 23:26:02 | More by Wiedemann
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -40.7%

07-08-2012 15:52:34 | More by Dizzy242
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

2.03/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

16oz can poured into pint glass

Pours a clear golden with plenty of carbonation. A slight head bubbles up, fading into a nice film, leaving curtains of lacing on the glass.

Scents of adjunct lager, lemon rind, and steely citrus.

Begins with a light hit of hoppiness, followed by some flowery bitterness. Hints of citrus are apparent. A wonderful metallic taste carries out until the end.

Lighter medium body, medium carbonation. Drinks as well as any other adjunct. Move along.

Serving type: can

12-12-2010 07:59:26 | More by xnicknj
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

2.08/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear dark yellow with a thin head. The aroma is of corn and bread with a hint of sweet malt. The flavor is mainly doughy with some hay thrown in. The flavor is decent for an American adjunct lager in the beginning but it gives way to a BMC flavor and watery thin mouthfeel as it warms. Narragansett Lager is acceptable. Barely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 16:27:58 | More by B967ierhunter177
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klimoja

Pennsylvania

2.19/5  rDev -35%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

It was most definitely the summer of Narragansett in Qtown. A staple in my fridge ever since I picked up a case in Hartford, CT. I was pleasantly surprised to see it sold locally at some distributorships and have gone through several cases.

Seemingly a simple adjunct lager maybe a little sweet and highly drinkable. Looks great in a pint glass with a golden coloring and nice head. Keep 'em coming!

Update: I'm finding a little inconsistency with the 'Gansett Lager. Dropping: Taste 3.5 and overall 4.00

I can't finish this case. Tried it 4 or 5 different times and its a drain pour. Perhaps too many temperature changes before I bought it. very bad.

Serving type: can

11-16-2013 01:38:10 | More by klimoja
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