Narragansett Summer Ale | Narragansett Brewing Co.

Narragansett Summer AleNarragansett Summer Ale
BA SCORE
46.7%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 450 ratings
Narragansett Summer AleNarragansett Summer Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Narragansett Brewing Co.
Rhode Island, United States
narragansettbeer.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Narragansett Summer is a light session ale made with two row pale malt and citra hops. The citra hops are a very popular, newer variety that deliver aromas of citrus and passion fruit without overpowering the taste buds. The beer is blonde in color and the mild kiss of the hops complement the pale malt perfectly, making it extremely drinkable.

24 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-15-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,392
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
450
Liked:
210
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
14.64%
Alströms:
3.51
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
82
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 450 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of Zstets
3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I like the normal gansett better

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Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.11/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersilio
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
2/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I paired this with the season finale of True Detective's second season. I feel as good about the show as I did about this beer. It was underwhelming on all fronts. Not much to smell, not much to taste. For a "crushable summer brew" this offers none of the flavor you'd want in that kind of beer. Never again.

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Photo of cdub70085
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nesfelle
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Immortale25
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Creature Comforts nonic pint. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a clean dark golden color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Cracker-like malt aroma that's slightly sweet.

T- Your usual blonde ale flavor profile with some grainy malt, tiny amount of hop bitterness and a clean, easygoing drinkability.

M- Somewhat crisp with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- Has decent balance for a blonde ale but ultimately leaves me wanting more. Looking for something cheap to play beer pong with? Look no further.

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Photo of Caesars0331
4.24/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imyourhero21
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Narragansett Summer Ale
16 oz. can, no freshness dating

Narragansett delivers a refreshing but flavorful summer ale. It's clear with a golden body beneath a short head of bright white foam. The aroma displays a bit of sweetish grainy malt along with a touch of citrus. The flavor bears that out, with the addition of some grassiness, and a lime-like note to the citrus. It's surprisingly medium bodied, malty, and firmly bitter. At just 4.2% abv you could have a few of these on a hot afternoon. Nicely done.

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Photo of Glenney67
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lou50rp
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cheesepuffs
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of alexsergio
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tbone2131
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BranfordBound
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pouring from the 16oz can, this one comes out a nice golden color, clear, with a smallish white head that doesn't leave much lacing. Smell is pretty grainy, kiss of herbal hops on the backend, somewhat sweet. Pretty solid flavor here, though, nice malt beginnings are somewhat sweet, almost pilsner like. It's washed away by some herbal and spicy hops, hint of lemon, fairly bitter. Pretty crisp finish, feel is very bubbly, light, not dry. Overall this isn't too shabby, when I first tried it I thought it was a pilsner, due to the color, body, and hops, but turns out this is a blonde ale.

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Photo of smb71481
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAsbill
2.99/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of thegerm87
1.59/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Haven't had a beer this bad in a while.

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Photo of LarryMyers
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vt_beer_sampler
3.02/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cure_Tap
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It tastes as if they steeped straw in a mixture of hop resin and tap water, threw a single discarded lemon peel in the mix, and then canned it. It's not offensive, but it's also nothing too special. Easily drinkable, and like all Narragansett products, it's super cheap.

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Photo of chessiejackson
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsouza
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Narragansett Summer Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 46.7% out of 100 with 450 ratings
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