Narragansett Cream Ale - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Narragansett Cream AleNarragansett Cream Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

202 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.49%
Wants: 18
Gots: 21 | 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 Shaw:
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3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice golden color with a big foamy white head.

Light aroma of hops and a hint of grain.

Hint of metal flavor, which is weird because I've poured it into a glass and modern cans are lined. Sweet malt flavor with a decent hop bitterness. It's good. I'm not going to ding this over the metal note because this is the second can I've had and the first didn't have that flavor.

Light body with a bit of cream-like heft.

Overall this is a fine, lighter beer. It's not trying to be something great: It doesn't need to.

More User Reviews:
Photo of woodchipper
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

Photo of Fiore757
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of csniezek
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of inanity
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of JMS1512
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of genovm
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

Photo of Hessian257
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of rjm0715
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of wilfonzo
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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.

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.

Photo of Matt73
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Acforster2
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of trevorpost
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of pjkelley82
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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.

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.

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Narragansett Cream Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.