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Narragansett Lager - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Narragansett LagerNarragansett Lager

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954 Ratings
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Ratings: 954
Reviews: 331
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 51
Gots: 140 | 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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Photo of avisong
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.32/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 1/2 finger head with little retention on clear straw colored body.

S: typical for the genre is the sweet corn, light malt aroma.

T: this one is one of the best in the genre. Its fuller bodied and it lacks any bitter or sourness that turns me off from these beers.

M: light body and high carbonation.

Overall: refreshing, easy to drink and certain one of the better bargain beers out there.

Photo of mctizzz
2/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of metter98
3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of cracker and grainy malts in the nose along with some notes of corn adjuncts.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of cracker and grainy malts. There is a very light amount of bitterness and some hints of corn adjuncts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. It doesn’t feel thin or watery.
O: This beer is easy to drink and tastes a lot maltier compared to other adjunct lagers (with less noticeable presence of adjuncts). It definitely tastes a lot better compared to other beers in the style.

Photo of kirkse
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Flounder57
3.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear, golden straw yellow with plenty of carbonation coming up through the whole beer. One finger head that is remaining there very well. Head has reduced to a thin layer now.

Smell: pretty simple lager aroma. Bready and grassy notes, sweetness from basic malts. Pretty clean, straight forward, and no skunk to it.

Taste: Basic clean lager tastes hear. Nothing special, but tasty and easy to enjoy. Sweet grains with some grassy notes and a little funky tastes towards the rear.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, easy to drink, and enjoyable.

Overall: Solid offering for a 16 oz can and affordable. Budget good and better than more mass produced breweries. Happy to enjoy these in 16 oz cans.

Photo of adjunctjonez
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ganset is a good budget beer. The appearance is golden with little head that quickly fizzes away, Smell is yeasty with some corn/grain scent. Taste is similar, sweet malt with mild hop on the back--it does have a distinct bite. Mouthfeel is crisp, the beer is refreshing and easy to drink. Only see in in tallboy cans in my area. I wish the other ganset beers made it this far north, would like to try them.

Photo of EZE123
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BARFLYB
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 16oz can into a 16oz glass

A- Narragansett Lager is a crisp light yellow with some spots of amber. Just the faintest little cap i've ever seen, it eventually goes into nothing leaving a semi dead looking drink, but there are some rising bubbles coming up.

S- Corn and grain are the main contenders here. Your typical adjunct scent without the skunk that goes with some in the pact,

T- There is more flavor in here than I was expecting but it isnt much more than some grain and corn, some sweet malts. A earthy hop flavor in the back that is barely a whisper.

M- Kinda lively from the CAN with a bit of zing, easy drinking, good enough to go down easy like. Very light bodied and pretty crisp.

D- I think I would enjoy this more off of the tap, the appeal of this went away after 6 oz or so, but i finished the liquid with ease.

Photo of JLapadura
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of ErikW
3/5  rDev -10.7%

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

A: Pours a crystal clear pale golden yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall foamy white head that reduces to a very thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Light aromas of malts with some adjunct presence - mostly grainy. The beer has a sweet aroma with some very light grassy hop notes.

T: The beer has a malty body with a lot of sweet grainy notes and some very light grassy hop bitterness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with high amounts of carbonation.

O: This is a pretty decent American Adjunct Lager, actually one of the better ones I have had recently. I think the beer is very easy to drink and could easily be a session beer. Not overpowering, this beer is definitely better than expected. Better balance than I expected.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of twowheelssoar
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of spelletier
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of FosterJM
3.08/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

1152nd Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12 oz

No Freshness date

Purchased from Total Wine Tampa for $1.79

App- A very clear yellow with only a 1/4" white head that was very fast receding. No cling or lace either.

Smell- A very malty, stale, cracker like earthy note to this one.

Taste- Some thing is off with this. I hope. It was very earthy and malty with a sweet, grassy bready note. Its a AAL just a little different.

Mouth- A lighter body with a medium carbonation. A cracker like residual flavor.

Drink- Too light and just doesnt work together. Un balanced and lacks a certain punch. I know its a AAL but just needs more from a craft brewer.

Photo of jsboates
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of fitius5150
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of voidrunner
2.25/5  rDev -33%

Photo of alwaysintense
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of beveritt
3.67/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a standard bottle. My parents picked up a case of this on a recent trip through New England and I snagged a bottle to review. No clear freshness dating.

Appearance: Pours with 1 finger of nearly pure white head. This settles quickly to a few islands of foam here and there and a ring around the glass. The beer itself is bright yellow and perfectly clear with a fair amount of activity. No sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Classic American Lager smell; sweet yet light malt with slightly metallic undertones and a hint of grassy hops. Exactly as expected.

Taste: Sweet malt with mild undertones of caramel. Slight biscuit notes. Finishes with very mild herbaceous hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Average to slightly higher than average carbonation level. Body is surprisingly good; much thicker than any other adjunct lager I have had.

Drinkability: Generally not my style, but I can appreciate nonetheless. This is a well executed example and a solid and refreshing beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +19%

Narragansett Lager from Narragansett Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 954 ratings.