Narragansett Lager | Narragansett Brewing Co.

Narragansett LagerNarragansett Lager
BA SCORE
3.36/5
1,284 Ratings
Narragansett LagerNarragansett Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We brew our lager with six row malt, seedless hops, corn from Iowa, our lager strain (the same one the brewery has depended on since just after Prohibition), and the purest water from Lakes Ontario and Hemlock.

12 IBU

Added by Todd on 09-29-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,512
Reviews:
400
Ratings:
1,284
pDev:
16.67%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
365
Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +48.8%

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5/5  rDev +48.8%

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5/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of Jeff_Newell
5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer. I know it's not fancy, but it goes with any food occasion and drinks well. I love the history of the brand, and really hope that they can bring the brewery back to Rhode Island. The beer isn't heavy or loaded with hops, it's well balanced. When I think of beer, this is the beer I think of.

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5/5  rDev +48.8%

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5/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of JorgesThemeSwimming
5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beardedguy802
5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To me, its the perfect beer. Crisp, delicious, flavorful, yet easy to drink. Good anytime of year and is a damn good value.

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5/5  rDev +48.8%

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5/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of robertdrinks
4.85/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this seems like the perfect american lager if thats what you are looking for.
not much of a head, maybe 1 finger. bright golden color, clear and clean.
nice smell of malt and a touch of hop in the backrouund. clean taste, nice lager feel withouth the cheapness you get from most.
clean finish, refreshing and very drinkable. reminds me of PBR but i like this better.
will drink this again, thats for sure. great lawnmower beer.
I rate this a 5 overall because i am rating it by its style. its not trying to be an IPA or euro lager.

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Photo of Zaktcc
4.77/5  rDev +42%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I am reviewing this beer against all the other adjunct lagers out there.
A - Pours a very pale, opaque gold color with 2 finger head. Surprisingly better head retention and head overall than I was expecting; lacing present as well.

S - Overall, not much to the aroma of the beer, as to be expected, though world's better than other adjunct lagers out there. Grainy and thankfully non-metallic scented.

T - Refreshing. Their isn't much here as to be expected but it's very pleasant and refreshing. Semi-bitter with mostly grain present. It tastes almost like an adjunct that is about to make the breakthrough to a basic IPA.

M - Light bodied beer and quite carbonated. Overall very smooth and crisp feeling without too much "sting" I've become accustomed to with other adjuncts.

O - Again, this is a macro brewed beer so obviously it shouldn't be compared against anything micro. Given that, it offers everything one should expect in a macro and far excels that. By far the most drinkable macro I've came across; yes, you can drink and enjoy this beer like an IPA! For roughly 80 cents to a dollar a can (16oz cans) you cannot beat it. Narragansett has now become my official go-to beer.

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4.73/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thumbs up! Good enough for Captain Quinn

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Photo of Ptelea
4.71/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer - nice golden appearance, smooth with solid body/mouthful...great flavor is present- the finest adjunct lager. Enjoy in can, bottle or on tap!

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Photo of markh814
4.65/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

White head but not much too it. slightly malty smell. clean finish. very refreshinging lager but cleaner than most adjuncts. happy to drink it again. can is better than bottle for carbonation and appearance of head. this may have been a bad bottle cap as it was slightly flat. tast was fine but carbonation was very low. not much head at all

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Photo of mostpoetsdo
4.63/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pours a vibrant gold with lots of carbonation bubbles and a foamy bright white head. Looks a lot better than your BMC products. The very puffy head gives way to some great lacing.

S: Sweet malt and grains. Grass with a touch of sugar.

T: Has a nice, sweet grainy taste to it. Slight caramel sweetness. Earthy and leaf-like notes. The slightest touch of bitterness. Adjunct done right.

M: Not too light, a medium body, Great carbonation helps, makes it very smooth, though bubbly.

O/D: For an adjunct lager, you cannot beat this beer. It's not heavy, not light, just right for the type. Can be enjoyed year-round, will always hit the spot.

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4.6/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

served from a 16oz tall boy. label proclaims itself as the "official beer of the clam" and i'm slightly inclined to agree. it goes great with a pot of steamers.

a: typical macro lager appearance. clear golden yellow color with a bit of foam.

s: typical macro aromas of corn and grain extremely subtle hoppy hint (different from your average adjunct lager)

t: great flavor for an adjunct lager. this one is by far my favorite. sweet cereal and corn flavor with a subtle grassy hop character. finishes crisp and slightly dry. very nice.

my go-to beer if I'm not in the mood for a craft brew flavor bomb. great value too.

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4.6/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Schmidts
4.6/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Heard about this Beer having come back so had a friend going to New England bring me some back in Bottles. Used to drink it back when I was young and traveled up there. I must say I was very pleased with the Exceptional Flavor it has. Head is a nice one about 1/2 inch smell a little corn and sweetness, nice straw color. I really think the new Narragansett is much more flavorful then the old one which I liked also but this one really goes good with snacks, food or just to sit and drink Beer. A working mans delight. I enjoyed it so much I got another friend to bring me 5 cases down to Pa this past weekend. I can highly recomend this one for taste and price it can't be beat.

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Photo of luc2057
4.55/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My favorite of the old school lagers. It's cheap but good and it's a great beer for grilling.

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Photo of ordybill
4.54/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. Appearance is a clear pale golden color with a medium sized white head. Aroma is your basic AAL with some extra grain tossed in. The flavor caught me off guard, it was really good not just for an AAL but compared to any style. Really refreshing with a crisp flavor of grain and no aftertaste. This is an excellent beer.

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Photo of lou50rp
4.52/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orangy, gold appearance. Good active carbonation. Inviting look
Good smell of grains and malt
A cold 'Gansett any time of the year tastes okay!
Good light mouthfeel
Overall for the price, it can't be beat. And its cartoon ads "from back in the day" are still the best.

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

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