Narragansett Bohemian Pilsner - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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Narragansett Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: OatmattStout on 08-29-2013

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Photo of oberon
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A perfect beer for a warm spring day as well as opening day Tiger baseball...although it's been a dud of a opening day so far.Pours into a pilsner glass a light to medium golden with a nice looking frothy blooming white crown atop that leaves multiple broken rings of lace as it settles slowly.Aromas are muted with a bit of toasted grain,peppery hops,and a faint nuttiness with is different for the style.A malt tilted pilsner with a firm grain flavor on the palate, a decent shot of peppery/spicy hops in the finish.A quaffing pilsner for sure because it's on the dryer side and lighter bodied,hey the Tiger game just got better!

Photo of brother_rebus
2.69/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The limited release imperial bohemian pilsner (its parental generation) was great. The
Drop in abv to 5.whatever it is, severely altered the taste. Still has a great mouthfeel. Looks alright. Good carbonation. Thats about it though.

Photo of tempest
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not so Bohemian, but a tasty, hoppy American pilsner. Yes, it's big floral Euro hops, but the character is on a scale you'd only see in an American beer. I was expecting a balanced beer with soft hops and crisp malts, but it's all hops with a decent (but not big) dry bitter kick.

Photo of OatmattStout
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

nice pale yellow and crystal clear

substantial head with solid lacing

subdued nose but nice herbal hops

mouthfeel is really nice and full on this one some definite body

taste is clean and crisp with a tasty hop finish

overall really like this one and is a great representaion of the style and kudos to narragansett for continuing to develop quality beers. Its a little late in the season for this one for me but will close out summer with this as my staple.

love the 6 pack of tall boys they offer there beer in and for $10 a great price performer.

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, grains, a bit sweet. Taste is grassy, grains, malts, refreshing and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Photo of puboflyons
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 16 fl. oz. can with no noticeable bottling or expiration date. Sampled on February 16, 2014.

It pours like a pilsener with its very heady yellow color and moderate carbonation. Head sticks around forever it seems.

Aroma of toasted grain and barley with a very clean, crisp hop note. It feels so pure.

The body is light and refreshing which is about what I would expect from a pilsener.

The taste has this sort of grainy and malty character at the start with a clean, crisp hop finish that does not linger long but is memorable. Highly refreshing and drinkable. They also have a small batch pilsener but this one is comparable to it.

Photo of wedge
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden color with a head that rapidly expands up and over the rim but eventually drops to a thick pool in the center of the surface. Thick clusters of lacing all over. Smells quite Bohemian with the buttery biscuit malts, though it's missing the spicy hops. Taste leans a more towards the German Pils side of things...floral, minty hops and bready grain coated with a fine layer of honey. Fairly crisp, medium body. As a Czech Pilsner, it's not exactly what I want. I like the malt, but the hoppy balance is lacking. Also, no Saaz in a Bohemian Pils? I'd like it fine as an easy-drinker, except that is cost me 40% more than regular Narragansett and there are better options in this price range.

Photo of angrybabboon
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Consumed 9/6/13

Appearance: Crystal clear, gold - golden yellow when held to the light, but really more of a golden copper - pours with an average-sized, bright white head, leaves a few spots of lacing

Smell: Somewhat mild, but definitely interesting - somewhat spicy, decidedly German hops - herbal and grassy (good for the style) - some pale malts, lightly grainy - Narragansett lager yeast

Taste: Clean and crisp with a nice hoppy finish - pale malts and pale grains - lightly bready, crackery - nice level of hops for a pils - spicy, herbal, and grassy without being over the top - most of the hop flavor pops up in the finish, which results in a nice, dry finish that makes you want to drink more - low bitterness - maybe a touch too sweet, but only slightly

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, nicely carbonated, nice finish and very quaffable, but could actually be more crisp

Overall: Best paired with a rhapsody

This is very good stuff. There are better German PIlseners out there, and this brew isn't quite as interesting as its bigger brother (the brewed-once Private Stock Imperial Bohemian Pilsner), but it's still remarkable. I would rank this on the top tier of 'Gansett beers, along with Narragansett Bock and Narragansett Summer Ale. And at $8.29 for a six pack of tallboys, I will be stocking this in my fridge pretty regularly.

Photo of fx20736
4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought as part of a 6 pack from Burlington (MA) Wines & Spirits on 4/18. Poured into a Pilsner glass, served at fridge temp.

appearance: Old Gold with a spidery web of lace
smell: classic Pilsener aroma of crackery maslt and spicy Noble Hops

taste: tastes like Pilsener. Actually this tastes like what I imagine a Pre-Prohibition American Lager tasted like.

mouthfeel: decent

overall: been waiting a while for this one and it did not disappoint.

Photo of illpass78
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint can poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a light straw color with a pillowy white head that starts at about an inch and recedes very slowly. Head eventually settles at about a quarter inch. Lacing moderate. Carbonation somewhat heavy.

Aromas: Smells of malt, grain, bread and very faint bubble gum. The nose isn't overpowering, and probably shouldn't be. Overall it smells like a clean, dry lager that doesn't have nonsense like corn in it.

Taste: Clean, dry, and crisp with very faint hop bitterness. It has an inviting flavor that makes it very preferably to your typical American lager. I like it more than 'Gansett's original lager, which is swell for what it is (and cheap). It's simple, but it's a well executed pilsner. Could maybe use a little more hop bite. I paired it with spaghetti squash and it was just fine.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thin, but adequate body for the style.

Overall: 'Gansett's attempt to bring year-round craft lagers into the fold has been pretty great so far. This offering and the cream ale (which is very lager-like) leave me excited for more. I could certainly see myself having another 'Gansett Boh or Narry Boh or whatever people are calling this guy.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts, a good amount of hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with some sweetness from flavors of caramel and citrus that is quickly followed by a good hops bitterness for the style. The malt character is on the thin side for the style but works well for this beer and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid beer to pound down for a long time.

Photo of PicoPapa
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to MatPoison for this one.

16oz tall boy. Pours a translucent vibrant golden color with an inch of frothy head. Good amount of lacing. The aroma is bready with some nice floral and spicy hops. Sweet malts as well. The taste is just like the aroma. That nice biscuity/bready taste with spicy and floral hops. Grassy as well. Great amount of sweet malt flavor. Hints of honey. Floral hop bitterness at the finish. Creamy mouthfeel and extremely drinkable. I really liked the Imperial Bohemian Pilsner and this one is right there with it. Overall, 'Gansett keeps impressing me with their new run of beers. A solid, refreshing beer.

Photo of predikit
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Was offered this hanging out with some friends, drank out of a can.

Nothing real special about the scent. The taste was nice golden wheat with a bit of citrus hops overlaying the whole experience. Slightly sweet, a decent beer to enjoy over time with good conversation and a meal.

Photo of billybob
4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

poured from a 16 oz. can into a pilsner glass it looks great, rich golden color, large thick white head that lasted a long time and lots of sticky lace to go along with it. smells sort of sweet to me like over ripe fruit and some spice notes also. sweet malty taste but i am not getting that hop bitterness that should be there. mouthfeel and carbonation were ok. overall i liked it and i would buy it again. not the same taste as your imports but still tasty and looks good in the glass.

Photo of smcolw
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light gold color and clear. Okay head with some lace on the side of the glass.

Strong raw graininess to the aroma. Afterward, there's a bit pale malt and no hop that I can tell.

The body is good; the carbonation high. Less grainy than the smell, but it still is a malt heavy beer. There's a good balancing hop bitterness on the tongue.

Photo of WanderingFool
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Narragansett Bohemian Pilsner pours a clear golden amber with a moderate, creamy head on top. As the foam fades spots and lines of lace cling to the glass.

The aroma isn't very strong and has notes of biscuit malt, flowery noble hops, grass and fruity yeast.

Each sip of this light to medium bodied beer is creamy with moderate carbonation. The flavor begins with sweet malt and biscuit. In the middle flowery noble hops, light fruit (peach?), a touch of citrus and a little spice appear. It finishes moderately bitter and grassy. Once gone the bready flavor and grassy hops linger on the palate.

This beer looks great in the glass and is very easy to drink. It leans towards the malty side and is missing the crispiness European pilsners have. But then again, not many American pilsners can nail that crispiness. A great beer to take camping or tailgating.

Photo of everythingiszen
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Man, I got nothin but love in my heart for Narragansett, but I just don't see it with this one. It's harsh, with its spiciness not sitting right on my palate. No citrus and the spicy hop character that's there smells and tastes a little skunky; I'm willing to venture it's past its prime, but with no bottled on or best by date, it's hard to say for sure. The flavor its short and blunt, like a rusted pipe wrench to the back of the head.

Agree to disagree, I guess. I'll stick with the regular NG lager or if I have the cash for it, spring for a better, more balanced pils, like Victory's Prima (kind of an unfair comparison, as they're the best American pils out there that's widely distributed). Next I'm in New England, I'll give it another shot if I should see it, in fairness to NG.

Photo of KevinB
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a tallboy into a pint. Nice, solid lacing sticks to the glass, plenty of carbonation , the body is a pleasant rich golden hue.
Has a nice grassy,grainy aroma, slight hint of hops.
Taste is kinda bready, mild sweet hops with a slightly bitter dry finish.
Overall it's a nice value, easy drinking beer that is several notches above your run of the mill macro.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Perfectly clear dark gold. Head is white with a creamy loose bubble structure. Drops to a small clumpy cap with some splotches of lacing. Moderate to high carbonation.

Smell: Vague earthy and spicy hop profile. Clean cereal grains and a super pale malt backbone. Some.cracker and a touch of sweetness. Clean and then some. Some bread crust and a slightly toasted grain. As it warms the sweet pale malts jump up a bit pushing down the mild hops.

Taste: Lightly toasted with some sweet pale malts. Biscuit, cracker, and some light bready elements. Hops are mildly herbal with a decent earthy punch. Vague hop spiciness. Clean and light. Some hints of something like wheat. Nice pilsner malt backing

Mouthfeel: Light body with a moderate to high carbonation. Clean and crisp.

Overall: Day drinking like Freddy Mercury.

Hey, it's a nice easy-drinking Narragansett beer. Drink it and be content.

Photo of humuloner22
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This is an above average pilsner, its a bit more expensive than other Narragansett beers I have had, but it is also better than the regular Narragansett. I think this is one of your better lawnmower beers. But, its not spectacular either.

Appearance: Pale, very much a Pilsner, emulates the European style pretty well.

Smell: Not a lot going on, but really its a pilsner, so you don't expect much, some sweetness, malt freshness.

Taste: This is what I like about pilsner's they are crisp and when they are ice cold its a perfect beer for a hot day. This is an above average beer but only slightly above. Worth checking out, but the price would be better if along the line of the other beers in Narragansett's lineup. This one I got as a single because a sixer of tallboys was $9.99, as opposed to the regular $6.99 price. If it was in that price range I would have this in my fridge all summer.

Photo of Brad007
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Read about this a few months ago. I'm happy to see it on the shelves at last.

Pours a bright, crisp yellow/gold with a huge, frothy head into my glass. Lots of lacing. Beautiful presentation.

Spicy with a huge dose of bread. Not as crisp as I figured.

*Checks can again* this is from Narragansett? Wow. It's very delicate. Tasty. Clean.

As it goes down, it leaves a nice hop bite and a chewy/doughy aftertaste.

I believe I've found my go-to beer. Despite the fact that it costs slightly more than their Lager, I would buy more of it. A 12 pack would be nice too.

Photo of Hiwattowner
2.51/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Feel was think compared to class German brewed pils. Hops were muted and somewhat overwhelmed by body.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%

Pours a nice straw yellow with a very fizzy head. Smells of floral hops and pine. The taste is a sharp bite in the beginning from the hops and then a mellow into the malt for the finish to make a very nice beer. The malt also seemed to give it a bit of a peppery flavor that complimented the hops well. Would definitely try again.

Photo of brureview
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a reddish copper color with a 4F head in a Brooklyn Octoberfest glass.

Light fruit-malt aroma.

The mf is malty, medium bodied.

Taste is excellent. Lots of flavor for a low abv session beer. Rich fruit and malt. Spice.
Smooth. More pronounced flavor than other American pilsners I have tasted.

Overall: another excellent Naragansett beer. Very drinkable, malty, fruity, spicy, and

Photo of horshack7
4.53/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: On top is a thick white rocky head two fingers thick underneath is a clear and very golden brew.

Aroma: Grassy, lemon zest, grainy. Floral, light orange peel.

Taste: Floral hop dryness in the front. Bready, biscuity, creamy buttery texture. The finish only has a little bit of dryness but it's very slight.

Notes: What a great example of a German Pilsner this is something great. Cheers.

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