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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

197 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.49%
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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Reviews by Finn:
Photo of Finn
4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A rich gold color with ample carbonation bubbling up. Smells nice, mellow caramel malts with a touch of spicy hops. Tastes good too: smooth mellow sweet malts, with a good measure of bitterness to balance it out, putting the drinkability up there. Great mouthfeel, full and creamy, of course.
A really good everyday beer when you just want something tasty and drinkable.

Finn, Mar 21, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of woodchipper
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

woodchipper, May 26, 2013
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #64 (Apr 2012):

LOOK: Shiny gold, big head

SMELL: Clean, crackers, fresh-cooked cereal, herbal hop, mild nose

TASTE: Fresh, crisp, slick, grainy, cooked grain, hop bitterness, leafy, dried grass, hop oil, herbal; dry, grassy finish

A solid go, this shows more character than most versions that are true to this style. Balance and drinkability seem to be the prime directives here, both of which they nailed.

BeerAdvocate, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Fiore757
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Fiore757, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Doomcifer
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Doomcifer, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Jason, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of csniezek
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

csniezek, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: one inch head, high carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell: sugar and toasted malt

Taste: toasted malt, grain, and citrus hops

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, nice mix of sweet and bitter

Overall: A nice and clean lager. Nothing mid blowing and complex, but solid. This is a beer I would not go out of my way for, but I would not turn down either.

tigg924, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +13.6%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of inanity
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

inanity, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of JMS1512
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

JMS1512, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of genovm
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

genovm, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of Cnorrisl
2.98/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had one of these out of a tall boy, as is 'Gansett protocol.

A - Light and bubbly like a lager, but with a rich creamy head. Golden with some nice lacing at the top.

S - Very subtle hops and stronger malt, however, with the same tinny finish of 'Gansett's lager.

T - Exactly how it smells - slightly hopped and malty. However, although the start and finish are almost imperceptibly different from the lager, the middle has a sweetness to it.

MF - Light bodied, but creamy in the middle. At the finish though, it fades really empty and has little to offer.

Overall, it is worth drinking if you like the lager and want something just a bit more complex. Other than that, I would pass.

Cnorrisl, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of Hessian257
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Hessian257, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of rjm0715
3/5  rDev -14.8%

rjm0715, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of wilfonzo
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

wilfonzo, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of Gmann
3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly toasted straw color with a short wispy white head. The head settles into a sparse cap. Some random carbonation bubbles racing to the top.

The aroma is quite neutral, it doesn't smell like much at all. Good thing is there is no off aromas, but still doesn't smell like anything.

The taste is a of a light dry malt, cracker like. A smidge grassy and peppery from the hops and grainy. Very neutral but again no off flavors. Meh but easy to drink.

The feel is light and crisp. Slight bitterness keeps the grain sweetness in check. Easy drinking.

An american macro without the crap. No gross aftertaste, clean. It is boring.

Gmann, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the 16 ounce can into a perfect pint glass.

Pours golden light, active bubbles, good head of remaining foam. Chalky malty nose. Smooth lagery beer taste, citrus close. Creamy mouthfeel. Mild mannered, if not a touch sour. Good clean fun, though hardly remarkable.

KTCamm, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Acforster2
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Acforster2, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of PaleAleWalt
3/5  rDev -14.8%

PaleAleWalt, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of trevorpost
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

trevorpost, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of pjkelley82
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

pjkelley82, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of Samp01
3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

16oz. can. Pours a pale golden yellow, with a medium lasting creamy white head, some light lacing. Aroma and Taste of biscuit malt, citrusy, some grains and grassy notes, light bitterness. A light to med body, crisp mouthfeel with good carbonation on the palate. Finish is some biscuit malt, citrusy, grainy, and grassy notes, some mild yeast and bitterness. Overall a good light refreshing summer session ale.

Samp01, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 16 fl. oz can marked 0412-0431. Sampled on April 20, 2012. The pour is golden yellow with a huge, off-white head that lingers. The aroma is full of pale malts and grain. The body is light to medium with the emphasis on medium and it is also smooth. The taste has a definite grainy character but it is not offensive. There is a moderate hop bitterness at the end. this is a delightful cream ale supposedly based on a Pre-Prohibition recipe.

puboflyons, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of aranheaney
3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Found this on the Cape and couldn't resist, especially when I say it was now made by the Rochester Brewing Company. Price point didn't hurt, under $6.00 for a six of pounder cans. All that being said, I think this is pretty much Genny Cream Ale in a different package, I'll be eager to do a side by side taste test, however until then, check my review of Genny Cream Ale for this one's specifics...

aranheaney, Sep 02, 2012
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Narragansett Cream Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.