Narragansett Light
Narragansett Brewing Co.

Narragansett LightNarragansett Light
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Narragansett Brewing Co.
Rhode Island, United States
Lager - Light
Ranked #45
Ranked #30,217
3.2 | pDev: 19.06%
Sep 15, 2021
Jun 04, 2007
Narragansett LightNarragansett Light
Notes: An instant classic that truly delivers on both flavor and refreshment. This lighter version of our original lager is brewed with six-row malt, a secret blend of Pacific Northwest hops, and corn from Iowa. Quenching and light, it's got the same alcohol and calorie count as a typical domestic light beer, but does it without compromising award-winning 'Gansett flavor.
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3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by brewme from Massachusetts

Picked-up a single can at the Rhode Island Seafood Festival in Providence for five dollars. My fifth brew reviewed from these guys. This was not great, but I guess ok as far as light beers go.

Sep 15, 2021
3.95 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Aug 11, 2021
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3.09/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by 1009 from Massachusetts

Pleasantly surprised by this light version of the classic full lager. It was cheap too! Got 6 tall boys for like 8 bucks and I'm doing that 10 times out of 10 opposed to a 12oz 6-pack of Miller or Bud. Anyways it poured into a nice light golden color that was transparent but had way more color than other light lagers. I was also shocked at the frothiness of its head! An aroma of bread or crackers was there and the malty taste was similar to that of the full Gansett, but with better drinkability and smoothness. Clearly was more watery, but hey its a light beer under 4% abv. So if you're in for a party night, but don't want to resort to less flavorful big brewery light beers, this is a wonderful option.

Jan 28, 2021
2.6 by Maltyhead from Massachusetts on Jun 23, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CWINS65

Good solid light beer that retains the flavor of the full lager. Pours well and has a clean, crisp taste without any bitterness. A favorite but hard to get in Ohio..

Feb 14, 2020
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3.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Skywave from Oklahoma

Pours out to a modest, evasive sudsy head, light golden and clear.

Clean, crisp crackery malt, light adjunct and very faint hops. Inoffensive.

Clean, bright and refreshing. Low bitterness and low hops, balanced and grain-forward as expected

Light and nominal CO2 for style. Feels like a premium brand. Not harsh.

Tasty, well made Light AAL with no detectable flaws. An easy thirst quencher.

Aug 17, 2019
3 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 11, 2018
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by PatrickCT from Connecticut

Pale straw colored body. Perfectly clear. The one finger white head fizzes down rapidly.
Slight rice, corn and malt in the taste and aroma. Crackery. Some faint spicy hops at the end.
Light in body and mouth feel. Clean with medium carbonation.

Jul 16, 2018
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3.7/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: crystal clear; pale gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded quickly to a thick collar; little lacing;

S: pilsner malt, corn, earthy and floral hops;

T: follows the nose; from the middle through the finish, there's an additional, very noticeable taste of ginger - it's like you're drinking a combination of beer and ginger ale; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: light bodied; moderate, somewhat prickly carbonation; dry finish;

O: refreshing and thirst quenching; the ginger character was odd;

Jun 01, 2018
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3.43/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by smulford68 from Ohio

This is the perfect beer to enjoy during outdoor, summertime activities, preferably near the water, while in New England. Ice cold, right out of the can. Its light, refreshing and only 3.8 ABV, so it wont bowl you over.

May 03, 2018
2.65 by selecter70 from Massachusetts on Mar 24, 2018
3 by alexsergio from New York on Feb 17, 2018
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3.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Raime from Korea (North)

Buddy Johnny brought some of these back from a trip to Zoo York. Never had a thing out of this brewery considering they don't ship to Michigan. Might be alright based on what I hear but we'll see.

Look - Typical yellow though this one has a unique golden hue that tends to sparkle in the light. Head consisting of a bone white finger that rapidly dies down to nothing. Moderate carbonation appearance.

Smell - Usual low level hop with a lot of grain. Smells more on the malt side for the style. Let's see how it translates to the flavor.

Taste - Like pure white bread with a touch of hop.

Feel - Swallows easy and clean though full like bread.

Overall - Not shabby but not particularly great. Felt the profile was a bit HEAVY for the style if you could believe that. Decent enough and drinkable for what it's worth. And thus concludes my reviews for the night. On to my twelver of Hollandia.

Feb 17, 2018
2.82 by OzmanBey from Massachusetts on Jan 07, 2018
3.6 by jeffreyhill021 from Massachusetts on Mar 20, 2017
3.02 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Feb 25, 2017
3.01 by Squire from Mississippi on May 22, 2016
2.04 by Celtics76 from Rhode Island on May 12, 2016
3.65 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts on Apr 13, 2016
2.01 by Johnct from New York on Mar 27, 2016
2.51 by rorjets from Connecticut on Mar 21, 2016
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3.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Narragansett Brewing Co. "Narragansett Light"
16 oz. can
$1.99 @ Whole Foods, Brooklyn, NY

What to say about this? It tastes like you'd expect. It's like Narragansett lager but watered down, and I don't know how they make it but I'm guessing that that's how they do it. There's nothing special to it. The odd part, however, is that I think I like it even better than the standard. It's just smoother and easier to drink - not that 'gannett is hard to put away!

Mar 08, 2016
2.59 by AndyEdgar from Illinois on Dec 16, 2015
3.43 by cdub70085 from Connecticut on Aug 09, 2015
3.5 by paulish from New York on Aug 02, 2015
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3.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by mkimmerlein from Rhode Island

Nothing fancy, just a good light lager.

Apr 07, 2015
3 by BColton1 from Rhode Island on Mar 26, 2015
3.26 by bp4171 from Rhode Island on Feb 21, 2015
3.73 by jsouza from Massachusetts on Jan 24, 2015
3 by donkeyrunner from Massachusetts on Nov 01, 2014
3 by etmur007 from Maine on Oct 28, 2014
3.5 by EricVincentt from Massachusetts on Oct 24, 2014
3 by George from Rhode Island on Oct 24, 2014
2.25 by sbrock22 from Rhode Island on Oct 08, 2014
3.48 by hutley58 from New York on Oct 05, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +38.8%
by Tsull123 from Rhode Island

Drink it. Great example of shitty light beer.

Sep 28, 2014
3.5 by InstantBeer from Arkansas on Sep 08, 2014
2.5 by malfunxion from New York on Aug 19, 2014
Narragansett Light from Narragansett Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 105 ratings