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Narragansett Cream Ale - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Narragansett Cream AleNarragansett Cream Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

195 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 17
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Narragansett Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
‘Gansett Cream is made with quality ingredients like 2-row pale, Munich, Vienna, and Cara-malt for a creamy head! We used Columbus hops for bittering and a touch of Willamette hops for a slight hop aroma. Bright gold in color and brilliant in clarity, this session ale delivers an extra pop of hop bitterness found only in cream ales of the early 1900′s.

28 IBU

(Beer added by: redleaves on 02-19-2012)
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Patlee3324

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +11.3%

08-18-2014 15:22:33 | More by Patlee3324
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-10-2014 19:22:43 | More by Doomcifer
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PaleAleWalt

New York

3/5  rDev -15%

08-08-2014 23:25:19 | More by PaleAleWalt
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13.3%

07-22-2014 01:26:47 | More by SuperHop18
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-17-2014 14:04:30 | More by costanzo_mike
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Brianedonovan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15%

07-02-2014 00:07:08 | More by Brianedonovan
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Phigg1102

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-20-2014 01:02:08 | More by Phigg1102
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-22-2014 00:34:39 | More by dmorgan310
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DuffDaddy

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

05-19-2014 19:49:01 | More by DuffDaddy
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WiserBud

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-08-2014 01:19:05 | More by WiserBud
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patrick802

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-05-2014 14:17:46 | More by patrick802
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zbloom

New York

4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-18-2014 01:01:54 | More by zbloom
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TomMcNichols

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

04-09-2014 17:50:11 | More by TomMcNichols
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Loco_Joe

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

04-05-2014 21:53:00 | More by Loco_Joe
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PrimScrewhead

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -15%

03-30-2014 00:07:46 | More by PrimScrewhead
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15%

03-16-2014 12:23:34 | More by Fettpopps
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nado68

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

03-15-2014 21:04:12 | More by nado68
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hopley

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-11-2014 14:22:10 | More by hopley
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-22-2014 13:40:30 | More by DrunkinYogi
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briguy9842

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

02-14-2014 14:16:57 | More by briguy9842
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rjm0715

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15%

02-03-2014 22:32:06 | More by rjm0715
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illpass78

Maine

4.05/5  rDev +14.7%

Tallboy poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dense gold with a creamy white head and minimal lacing. Head starts at about two inches and slowly recedes over about ten minutes. Looks more like a lager than an ale. It's definitely thicker in color than a typical American lager though.

Aroma: Bready, biscuity nose with very noticeable malts. The aroma isn't super strong, but it's certainly inviting. No hops really noticeable.

Taste: This is a good, sturdy session beer. I prefer it to their original lager because it's more flavorful. Lots of malty, bready, lager-like flavor - it basically tastes like what I wish macro lagers tasted like. Hops are barely noticeable, which is fine for a beer like this. This is a good all-purpose type beer: pairs well with most blue collar food, good for the bowling alley, yardwork, or the beach, picnic-friendly, etc. We actually got a bunch of these for a backyard party once; it was sort of my subtle way of trying to turn macro-lager folks on to craftier beer. Seemed to work; they were gone by the end.

Mouthfeel. Super smooth. Very enjoyable to drink, with a very easy finish. Sessionable for sure. Also has a good, sturdy body.

Overall: Some of the advertising copy for this beer mentions that it's good for duckpin bowling, so I was bound to like it, as a lifelong duckpinner. That aside, it's really a terrific everyday session beer. Basic enough to appeal to any palate, crafty enough to appeal to the more sophisticated beerman. One of my beers of choice for events where I know I'm going to be hosting large groups, because it's cheap and reliable, too.

01-31-2014 02:07:27 | More by illpass78
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chemicalhero

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

01-28-2014 16:59:50 | More by chemicalhero
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mrcotter

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

01-11-2014 22:03:08 | More by mrcotter
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Coorskid33

Rhode Island

3.55/5  rDev +0.6%

Poured into a slightly chilled pint glass. Think foamy head held up nice for a few minutes and the lace on the glass was nice.

This is the lager lovers ale. Very drinkable yet not lacking in flavor. Thought it was hoppy for the style and had a grassy/pine taste. This I find is usual for beers in cans. Aftertaste left a metallic citrus feel on my palate that I didn't mind and found myself having another sip to rid the aftertaste.

This beer is good. Great for someone just getting into craft beers and learning the styles.

12-27-2013 23:27:45 | More by Coorskid33
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Narragansett Cream Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.