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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

192 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 17
Gots: 16 | 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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braican

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-04-2013 22:30:16 | More by braican
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slim2043

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-04-2013 15:18:20 | More by slim2043
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abeaulieu

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-03-2013 23:21:54 | More by abeaulieu
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-02-2013 22:21:53 | More by Chugs13
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MVP09

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-02-2013 02:22:29 | More by MVP09
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-26-2013 19:22:25 | More by woodchipper
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magnusdave

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

05-25-2013 18:53:46 | More by magnusdave
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magictacosinus

California

3.09/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Thanks angrybabboon. Poured out of a 16oz can into a stange glass.

Pours a clear, pale yellow golden color complete with an initial burst of carbonation that soon dies down. There's a nicely creamy head that lasts for some time, but that too goes with the carbonation. The stange is not doing much to save it either, but there's definitely something flat about the beer. Perhaps it survives better in the can than outside? Either way, it still retains a slight "creaminess" that I enjoy in the style, if a bit underwhelming in presentation.

The smell has an initial flavor of acrid, stinging graininess with a dried hoppy finish and a little bit of sweetness imparted from the malts and possibly corn. Hardly any creamy aroma to speak of here, and barely anything other than slight grassy hops beyond the grains. No alcohol to speak of, no sweetness, and not much character overall.

The flavor is a bit better, although not much different. It's not bad by any means, just slightly mediocre. There's the crisp malt and grainy flavor right at the front, which follows by a little bit of creaminess this time that is sweet but very brief. The finish is slightly bite-y, but I enjoy it as it adds character and charm to the otherwise simple recipe. Carbonation dies rather quickly, so it's not as full-bodied as I wished it were. Not thin necessarily, and also refreshing in the most simplified way possible. Contains a bittered finish that overpowers the sweetness, but taken cold this goes down pretty well.

Based on having three great past beers from these guys, I'm sad that this one takes me aback a bit. It's refreshing and works well on its own (cold) and maybe paired with bar food, but it's simplified with bizarre nuances (such as the bittered bite at the finish) to the point where it wouldn't be something I could have as casually as I wished. Perhaps it's TOO toned down even to style, for better for worse. It definitely lacks the charm that makes their Summer Ale highly drinkable. Too bad, but glad I could try it!

Serving type: can

05-21-2013 04:31:26 | More by magictacosinus
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johntfox

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-21-2013 00:36:24 | More by johntfox
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LeahM

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-20-2013 18:57:57 | More by LeahM
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jl28r1

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-18-2013 16:23:22 | More by jl28r1
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TimHitchings

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-05-2013 00:56:24 | More by TimHitchings
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csniezek

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

04-20-2013 04:01:25 | More by csniezek
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beertardis

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

04-10-2013 00:31:11 | More by beertardis
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GiantCogs

Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big improvement over regular 'gansett. But Narragansett is one of those brewers (hello Sam Adams) where I actually prefer the light version to their flagship. The Cream Ale is even more up my alley.

Light and crisp compared to what I normally drink. It's a good get home from work a crack a cold one kind of drink. No need to think too hard, just eat some chips, man, and watch the Daily Show. I need to chill out. The train sucked so hard today. That kind of beer. A ready replacement for the normal Bud crowd. But, you know, with that thickness. Cream?

It costs too much though. As a sixer it was way more than normal 'gansett. Costs about the same at the bar though. Don't get it. Tall boys rule though. Tall boys forever!

I like to compare beers to metal bands. If the Naragansett Cream Ale was a metal band it would be Killer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B6mpM-d58Y

Serving type: can

04-05-2013 01:39:54 | More by GiantCogs
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genovm

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

03-20-2013 19:34:51 | More by genovm
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

03-16-2013 02:00:35 | More by trevorpost
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-22-2013 14:11:59 | More by JMS1512
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass, color is straw gold, light paleness - head is great, frothy, thick (1") and clings well.

Smell is subdued on a cold pour, pilsner malts, bready/biscuity, hints of some floral hops.

Taste is sweeter malt flavors upfront, pilsner, biscuit/bready, light toast, very crisp finish, hops are balancing the sweeter flavors, but no discernible flavors.

Mouthfeel is very crisp, more so than i like, a little biting from the carbonation and bittering hops - mouth presence is nice after the crispness fades.

Overall, very nice take on the cream ale style, a little smoother creaminess in the mouthfeel is all i see missing.

Serving type: can

02-09-2013 23:00:04 | More by mvanaskie13
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BColton1

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-08-2013 16:37:06 | More by BColton1
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -15%

02-06-2013 20:59:04 | More by Kelp
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-06-2013 20:48:26 | More by deapokid
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Juice-O

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-03-2013 03:26:58 | More by Juice-O
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JohnnyForeign

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15%

02-01-2013 23:35:42 | More by JohnnyForeign
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mrovelli

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-26-2013 03:22:33 | More by mrovelli
Narragansett Cream Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.