Narragansett Lager
Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #7
ABV:
5%
Score:
77
Ranked #49,434
Avg:
3.39 | pDev: 16.22%
Reviews:
494
Ratings:
1,550
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Narragansett Brewing Co.
 
Rhode Island, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
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Notes: Made on Honor for five generations, The Famous Narragansett Lager has been one of the greats since 1890. Pre-Prohibition era drinkers toasted 'Gansett, Dr. Suess illustrated 'Gansett, the Sox scored with 'Gansett, and Captain Quint crushed 'Gansett. Today, the highest rated, heritage American lager (according to Beer Advocate) is brewed to be clean, crisp, refreshing and perfectly balanced. "Hi Neighbor! Have a 'Gansett!"
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DarrellFine from Florida

3.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a six pack of 16 oz cans from the local market. Poured into a W. German, clear glass stein. Prominent carbonation, agressive pour with a one and a half finger head, quickly dissipates with minimal lacing. Golden clear color, super white head.
Smells bready, slightly vegetal, over ripe bananas. Not even slightly offensive. I find it pleasant.
Taste is ever so slightly hoppy, slightly grassy, getting over ripe bananas on the palate. Again. Not offensive and l find it pleasant.
A slight swish tames the medium carbonation and creams it up a bit. Slightly sticky and, again, l find it pleasant.
Overall, for the style, this is better than most. Beats PBR, Bud, Natty, etc. Flavorful(ish) and refreshing. I think l have finally found my favorite adjunct lager. Perfect for yard sales, mowing the grass, or sitting on the porch watching the sunrise or set, fishing on the beach, etc. At 8 bucks for 6,16oz cans, ya can't beat it. Easy drinking, not so fiing, good fun- day beer!!!

Nov 28, 2021
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Greywulfken from New York

3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Actually a solid adjunct lager - very "beer-like" lol flavor profile - mild malts, mild hops, smooth, light-bodied, and a very drinkable 5% abv... I was wandering the beer aisles in Total Wine, not really sure what I wanted when I saw a guy stroll down the aisle with his cart and just grab a sixer automatically - and I was like, hey, why not me, too? This is still America, right? lol - I don't know what that means, but it seemed like a classic throwback kinda purchase... And sure enough, exactly what I expected and wanted in the beer...

Oct 22, 2021
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JayQue from Virginia

2.93/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not a big fan of Adjunct Lagers but I'm on a quest to get a bottle cap from all 50 states. Found 6 of them at Half Time distributors in Poughkeepsie, NY including this one from Rhode Island. Pours a beautiful clear gold color with a medium size fizzy white head. Fades fairly quick but maintains a covering on the glass for a while. Hardly any lacing. Aroma is mostly grassy hops and not that pronounced. Taste is mild grassy hops, some slightly sour vegetables and corn. A pretty average beer from a very average style. Mouthfeel is light, slightly bitter and features a vegetable like aftertaste as the beer warms. On the whole, a pretty mediocre lawnmower type beer.

Oct 05, 2021
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lagrluvr

2.95/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good first impressions but, it's still add-junk corn based beer. NIce head, but gone in 15-30 seconds....almost no aromas, simple corn sweet metallic taste, fizzy carbonation gives an abrupt edge. Does okay in a pinch or in hot weather good enough for hunting giant sharks. Compares similar with, but different than, PBR, Bud, Miller etc...but has unique character, and is balanced toward the sweet thin metallic realm. Decent for an adjunct - . Purchased for nostalgic purposes mainly; it does remind me of the cheap beers from 1989. It's known for those Jaws reference reasons, not its quality. Metallic corn sweetness, a little edge, not much else, but that's the style/category description. Obviously i buy it a few times a year anyway, 'cause sometimes that's what you want!

Sep 16, 2021
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.22/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear gold appearance with a large but quickly fading white head and very little lacing. Initial impression of bread in the aroma devolves as the vegetal elements come into focus. Taste follows that same pattern; not too bad at first, but as it warms the corny sweetness pops up. Flavor still a step above many standard American lagers. Relatively clean, short lived finish.

Aug 14, 2021
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

2.81/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

There comes a time. Won at a bar quiz shout out, it's time. Poured into a clear glass liter mug, the contents of this pint can are remarkable. Don't misunderstand, not in a good way. Almost crystal clear, with just a little amber hue is the color. No head and no glass lacing to be reported. The smell is slightly better, because the hoppiness outshines the malt, although both are present. The taste is thin and the mouthfeel is thin. Importantly, the taste is lightly malty, lightly yeasty and lightly hoppy; so, at least, it's sort of balanced. The body is just what would be expected from an adjunct American lager, lacking. Great for answering a bar quiz shout-out, but not a recommended purchase.

Aug 06, 2021
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wl2bill from Wisconsin

3.71/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reminded me of what beer was like from my younger days. It is not trying to be more than what it is. The hop profile, while not profound, has it's own character. This brand has bounced around a little in the past, I hope it has found a good home.

Jul 29, 2021
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HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

3.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

L: Cool can
S: Meh
T: Typical adjunct lager, though better than average.
F: Medium bodied and quenching.
O: An alright beer. An above average adjunct lager.

Jul 24, 2021
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neenerzig from Ohio

3.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a 16 oz. can into one of my pokal glasses, this beer pours a clear, medium golden color with lots of streams of little bubbles fairly rapidly and continually rising to the beer's surface. Has a fluffy looking white head that's initially well over an inch thick when first poured. Head eventually settles to a thick film layer surface coating along with a thick ring lining the inside of the glass and decent lacing. Aromas of some bready malts and grains and not much else. And that's quite fine here. Flavors of some bready malts and grains with a slight sweetness that linger on my palate in the after taste for a bit after each sip. A slight hop presence is noticeable here too for my palate. Has a crisp, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate to heavy carbonation. Slightly prickly/bubbly mouthfeel too from the carbonation. Has a clean finish. Easy to drink in the good type of beer a beer like this ought to be. Although this style of beer is far from my favorite and I usually don't go out of my way to drink this style of beer, this is among the best of this style of beer I've ever had. Nice and refreshing on a warm mid spring night here in Cleveland, OH. Worth a try for sure.

Eric

May 03, 2021
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MatthewJW from Wisconsin

3.32/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Rated within the style
(Enjoyed from a 16 oz can poured in a pint)

Reminds me of a red dog for the flavor, for the price i recommend it. Honestly nothing special. Good beer though, if youre from midwest America you will enjoy this brew, I guarantee it

Apr 27, 2021
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LongIslandBrews from New York

3.86/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clean, crisp American lager. No frills. No weird skunked aftertaste. The smoothness reminds me of a German beer. This is your simple, easy drinking beer for any occasion. Not to mention, the price is right.
Also, major points for the classic label on these cans. This beer is a piece of Americana. Made on honor, sold on merit! Love it.

Apr 26, 2021
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mmontalto from Massachusetts

3.62/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

One of my favorite cheap beers. Very simple lager, nothing special but easily drinkable. 6-pk of pint cans goes for $5.99 around here. Can't beat that.

Apr 02, 2021
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Brook82 from Ohio

2.73/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Nice looking AAL, golden tint, but what head appeared dissipated guickly. Left very modest lacing in pint glass. Light carbonation. Aroma was non descript, smelled like a good ol' beer, Taste was peculiar to my palate, dry aftertaste that lingered with bitterness. Wanted to like this beer, being a regional brand, but it is average if that for the style.

Mar 30, 2021
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DrBeergood from Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: Looks decent. Golden. Clear. Lively.

S: Fermented barley with no frills.

T: I'm picking up an off flavor. I think it's corn syrup used as a fermentation aid? Something isn't right and I'll pass on this one.

F: It's cold, carbonation is right, but it's stickier than it should be on the finish.

O: It's not any better or worse than Budweiser or Coors.

Mar 20, 2021
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LucaDiCriscio from Pennsylvania

3.22/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

BBB. Best Budget Beer. Your going fishing with the boys or hanging out with a group of friends but don't want to look too fancy, grab a six pack of these and you will NOT be disappointed. A perfect summer beer that everyone will enjoy.

Feb 17, 2021
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DeerRunHomebrewVT from Vermont

3.12/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

THIS is the beer that should have the slogan “the beer to drink if you’re having more than one.” It’s nothing special except for its esoteric value only being available in New England. Also, I might be biased on this but pre-covid, some of my fondest memories living in VT are hanging out at Charlie O’s drinking $2 tall boys all night long and playing free pool. Crush it like Quint!

Jan 13, 2021
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secondtooth from Indiana

2.79/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

APPEARANCE: Clean amber with a thick head of off-white suds. A little lace.

AROMA: Malty, grainy, toasty. Typical AAL.

TASTE: Malty sweet, again, a typical AAL. I know this is a legendary beer out East, but from an outsider’s standpoint, it’s a very average and unremarkably plain lager that may be better than a Bud Lite, but not by much. Not a fan.

Nov 29, 2020
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korfao from North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is lawnmoving lager at its best. Found this in NC and was wondering how it compared to the other domestic brands. Pleasant surprise as it's easy drinking and the tallboy can is great for a summer day outside.

Nov 12, 2020
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djsranger from New York

2.68/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Not really a fan of this one, pretty non-descript with an aftertaste that isnt pleasant to the palate. Reminds me of those college year beers where it was all about the volume and not the taste. Would not have again...

Oct 30, 2020
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Narragansett Lager brewed by Narragansett Brewing Co. This Adjunct Lager pours out of a 16oz can into a pint beer glass. The color is a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. There is also some fine lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass. This brew has an ABV of 5.00%. The smell of Narragansett Lager Rich with lots of grains am malts notes. There is also a slight sweetness to smell of this brew. Narragansett Lager
has the looking an smell of most Adjunct Lagers on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is Clean an Smooth with flavors. Lots of malts an grains in the taste of this brew. I will say this Narragansett Lager is a nice clean smooth drinking brew. The body of this brew is a soild medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. I really enjoy how smooth this brew goes down. The mouth feel is Bold, Clean, Smooth, Easy going, an Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Narragansett Lager a solid 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the opportunity to.Narragansett Brewing Co., Did a super nice job with Adjunct Lager.

Sep 28, 2020
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Cboone24 from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

All and All...one great tasting beer!!! A great one to hang with friends/family...a great beer to just chill... especially how old it is and how long it's been around but still selling..keep it up Narragansett and don't fade away

Aug 16, 2020
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beardloaf from Maine

3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A cheap easy to drink beer. Its best enjoyed cold as it tends to get skunky over time. Avoid cans that are dented as it completely destroys the flavor. Not hard to see why many people call it nasty g. If you want to “crush em like Quint” its perfect. If you nurse your beers then best to find a different beer. I just wish I could get 12 packs in my area. $6.49 for a six pack of pounders is a good deal though.

Aug 04, 2020
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beersampler6 from Michigan

3.67/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Been looking around for this one for a while - finally found it in an out-of-state store. Haven't enjoyed this lager in about 10-12 years. No date printed on can. Pours a clear golden color with more fluffy white head than I remember, settles to nice small rings of lingering lacing that faded somewhat quickly. Smells of clean malt, grain, corn, no funkiness or skunkiness. Maybe some faint fruity hops. Taste follows the nose, good crisp bite, nice and easy to drink, sessionable for sure. No unpleasant bitterness. Clean crisp mild slightly thin mouthfeel, fairly good carbonation. I would definitely drink more of these!

Jul 29, 2020
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Toadcat15 from Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasty middle of the line lager. Not as bitter as other lagers (yuengling) and very easy drinking. Smells and looks generic but goes down extremely easy and it is definitely worth bringing with you to your next summer escapade.

Jul 28, 2020
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Jeez from Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is one of the better quality adjunct lagers that I have had. It is golden in color with a head that takes time to dissipate. The pleasant sweet corn taste separates it from other mass-produced lagers. There is no hop presence, but were you really expecting any? The smell can be a bit off-putting depending on the tap.

Jul 19, 2020
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Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 1550 ratings