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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
81
good

202 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.49%
Wants: 17
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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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into an imperial pint

Fills the pint glass beautifully. A golden body with a two finger bone white cap. Good retention, with some clingy lace. The nose is of cereal-like grains and some bitter, earthy hops. Corn sweetness and some undercooked bread are also present. On the palate, corn sweetness and undercooked white bread lead the way before a decent hop bitterness helps to cut through the sweetness mid palate, however more corn/cereal grain sweetness comes back in the finish. Light bodied with mild carbonation. A smooth, crisp beer with a drying finish. A pretty good cream ale, but I wish it was a little less sweet in the finish. Not a bad beer with a pretty excellent price point.

ColForbinBC, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of valdieu2
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

valdieu2, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of Chugger
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Chugger, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of UncleRuckus
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

UncleRuckus, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of BlakeL
2/5  rDev -43.2%

BlakeL, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +13.6%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of gatorguy
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden color, similar to AALs or pale lagers. Finger and a half white head that fades quick, leaves some lacing.

S - Sweet grains, malts.

T - Corn, smooth sweet malt profile, and earthy bittering hops. No frills here. The creaminess does assert itself toward the end and plays into the finish, which is slightly dry and clean.

M - Light and smooth. Good carbonation and body. Nicely done.

O - Not too much to say on this one, tastes like a normal 'Gansett lager but with more malts and hops. That said, it's a nice beer especially for a hot day. Not sure about $9 for 6 pints though, I'd rather save the $3 and just get the lager.

gatorguy, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass:

A: clear golden body that leaves a fluffy two finger white foamy head. The head slowly dies into the body after a minute. No carbonation is seen rising and barely any lacing is left.

S: more hops than the malts (kinda surprising, but not bad).

T: hops dominate over the malts

M: light and feels great on the tongue with a slight bitter aftertaste and finish

O: this is a decent beer that I would have again.

BeerKangaroo, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of Acforster2
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Acforster2, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of mcsauter82
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

mcsauter82, Sep 04, 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
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 loupap
4/5  rDev +13.6%

loupap, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Thickfreakness
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Nice clear golden pour with a fluffy two finger bright white head. The etching on the bottom of the glass gives off fantastic carbonation.

S- Not very much on hand here. Definately more hoppy presence than most cream ales. Slightly sweet and delicate graininess. Slight hints of wet hay.

T- Decent grain flavors. Very mild, but it has a little touch of hoppy tang on the back end. Nice balance of sweet and hoppy for a cream ale.

M- Sweet/hoppy/creamy. Roll on the tongue nicely. The hops lend a nice little bitterness to a brew that usually has none.

O- A really well done cream ale. Way to take a simple style and kick it up a notch! Wish more brewers would experiament with this style. Perfect for a warm night.

Thickfreakness, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of magsvmi
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

magsvmi, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Reagan1984
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Reagan1984, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of hantalek
1/5  rDev -71.6%

hantalek, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of lostinfla
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

lostinfla, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of Celtics76
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased a 6-pack of tallboy cans from Bottles on the East Side of Providence - looking for something light/refreshing as my brother Mitch will be coming over for a cookout on Friday. Decided to go local with this one.

Poured into a Boddingtons pint glass. Nice golden color with about an inch of head present. Has a standard lager-like aroma, nothing impressive. Basically tastes like your standard lager (such as Pabst) beefed up with some bitterness. I don't get why this is considered a "cream ale" - the only other one I've tried is Sixpoint's Sweet Action and it tastes totally different.

I don't know what else to say other than this is a smooth, easy drinking "cookout" beer that can be consumed one after another.

Celtics76, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of wizo
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

wizo, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of Hessian257
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Hessian257, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of swickles
1/5  rDev -71.6%

swickles, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of foureyedgeek
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

foureyedgeek, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of skiit13
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

skiit13, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of wilfonzo
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

wilfonzo, Jul 10, 2012
Narragansett Cream Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.