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Narragansett Lager - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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962 Ratings
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Ratings: 962
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.96%
Wants: 55
Gots: 146 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz. can (code 2771 which means it was canned the 277th day of 2011 being Oct. 4).

Appearance: A pretty clear, pale yellow body with an eggshell white head. Good showing with some lacing and nice retention.

Smell: Crisp, cereal, some fruit but kind of neutral.

Taste: A sweet kiss of honey which immediately sets it apart from most adjuncts. The lager flavor is pretty strong as well and does a nice job of masking the adjuncts which are still there.

Mouthfeel: The malt makes this a pretty full body all things considered. Consistent through and through.

Overall: Pleasantly surprised by this one and could easily pass as a regular lager. Probably my favorite "adjunct".

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3.67/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden beer with a big, foamy head. Strong aroma of bread with some hints of berries and grass. Crisp, fruity flavor with bread and grain; the breadiness fades as the beer gets a little warmer. I've already reviewed this beer from a can and this is radically different. It's still a decent adjunct lager, but buy it in a can if possible.

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3.88/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a two to three finger head.

Color is a light orange but still translucent.

Smells of strong grain come through.

Tastes of malt with a touch of hops.

Mouthfeel is full of crisp carbonation that ends slightly silky.

I would recommend this lager as a quality brew at a very affordable price.

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4/5  rDev +19%

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2.03/5  rDev -39.6%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Is there such thing as a "great" American Adjunct Lager? I don't think so -even considering the cute attempts making a "good" adjunct from microbrewers. I mean, this stuff was developed with cutting costs and mass production in mind. Taste was secondary, or tertiary. And don't get me started about "light" adjuncts. That being said, this brew is about as good as an old school post-prohibition American adjunct can get. The noble aspect of the American Adjunct is "drinkable" and 'Gansett nails it.

Nose: Doesn't smell like much more that a bit of corny malt and a tad sweet.
Taste and Mouthfeel: Taste is sweet, corny, smooth, light bodied and drinkable.

There you have it. There isn't much to say about any adjunct -that one can actually swallow. Utterly simple, the opposite of complex, not powerful either, just easy and "drinkable" . . .

This style doesn't have an "A" beer. Like Malt Liquor, the style itself is so shitty and rooted in mediocrity as a goal that it can't produce a great beer.

That being said: I drink these. It's not bad and it's cheap and sessionable. I would buy 'Gansett more often for session drinking if Boston Lager, Brooklyn Lager, and Prima Pils weren't so readily available and reasonably priced in 12 packs.

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +31%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

taste it for yourself. you can buy a lot more expensive beer but still not compare to what narragansett is brewing. i have not been let down by anything that has their name on it. the lager is good to go to anytime but their seasonal releases are their finest works. even their prices seem fairly low for a product this good. great job narragansett!!.

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours straw colored, big white head.

S: Sugary grain, corn, trace of hops.

T/M: Bready, grainy malt. Sweet..crisp, refreshing. Touch of hops. Has some body to back up its taste, which is one of the attributes of a solid lager.

O: A nice American lager.

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4/5  rDev +19%

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