Narragansett Lager | Narragansett Brewing Co.

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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:
#45,101
Reviews:
412
Ratings:
1,328
pDev:
16.72%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
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Photo of Barleycorn
3.34/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ajm5108
3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Fine for what it is and about what you would expect - crisp golden malt, a little cardboardy, normal adjunct flavors but nothing off putting, fine as an easy drinker

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Photo of Put14In
4.64/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScaryEd
2.91/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16 oz can into a stemmed tulip because I am classy af.

Pours a clear golden straw color with a finger of soapy white head. The head has strong retention and leaves a few spots of lacing before settling into a thin halo.

The aroma is incredibly faint and slightly metallic. Maybe some corn and grains. Not much here.

The flavor is pretty much what you come to expect from the style: Sweet corn, bready malts, and a touch of spicy hops on the finish. Not good, but certainly not unpleasant. It's a beer.

The feel is light and watery with hefty carbonation. Crisp and incredibly easy to drink.

Overall, a decent and inoffensive representation of an adjunct lager. It's cheap and easy to drink. For the style it's above average. Still not something I'd bother with again but if funds are tight this is a solid option.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I tried this at Mews Tavern in Rhode Island. It poured a clear golden with white head that did not leave much lace. The scent was faint and not much to comment on. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with bscuit present. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a decent beer.

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Photo of Branlott42
2.77/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DavetotheB
3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VABA
3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-Pours a nice clear golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Very subdued aroma
T-A nicely balanced lager taste
M-A light bodied beer with decent carbonation
O-A decent beer

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Photo of Beastdog75
3.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I get the feeling that Narragansett is much more popular in the New England region than in my native New Jersey, but they were selling single cans of this at my liquor store. I decided "why not?", I like purchasing singles of stuff that I'm not familiar with. Just looking at the 16 oz. can I pretty much knew this was gonna be a standard American lager, but I was pleasantly surprised that this is a pretty decent beer.

Narragansett Lager pours a bright yellow gold/color, and a big fluffy head of foam forms and lasts for about three minutes. The initial smell wasn't at all too impressive, a bit sudsy, with some grains and musty/soapiness along with it. Adjuncts for sure. As for the mouthfeel, there is carbonation present but not really too heavy in that regard. Definitely lends to easy quaffing. Upon first sip, I would say that this beer is a bit on the sweet side. The grains are the predominant feature here. A slightly citric/floral hop presence can be found but really isn't too powerful at all. Some of the aformentioned hoppiness, grains, and some dryness feature in aftertaste. The beer ends with no alcoholic warmth.

This is pretty decent for what it is. Nothing really spectacular, but it doesn't offend at all. I could see myself drinking a few of these.

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Photo of selecter70
2.45/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Icka31
3.34/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nwhittin
3.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikeycibelli
3.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.46/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DeanCHS1980
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffsmithisverycool
3.96/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer with real flavor much better than other lower prices beer.

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Photo of Foyle
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a 2" sudsy white head that falls slowly with plenty of lacing. Color is clear straw with mild streaming carbonation. Aroma is very mild just some grain & slight malt, no real hop detected. Mouthfeel is light and prickly with a dry finish. Flavor is a bit more robust with some pleasant sweet bread dough and cracker crust, mild bittering hops in the finish. Overall easy going & drinkable.

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Photo of Jsalz21
2.97/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged women...

Poured with a fizzy white head, crystal clear pale star color. It looks exactly as it should for what it is.

Smells like corn and American malt. Not in a heady way, more like a "Oh, I know this smell blindfolded as a American Pale Lager" smell.

You know what, It's not challenging or interesting or exciting, but I like it. David Chang loves Domino's pizza, I can love this. Sweet malt, hay, a bit of a corny taste.

Drinking this beer is only slightly more rewarding then most mass market lagers in America, and it is one that isn't horrible once it hits a few degrees below freezing like most of the others.

There's just something I appreciate about Narragansett, even if it's just a meh lager. It is always there, and is good enough, whenever you need it. That being said, there are always better options out there. Make of it what you will.

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Photo of Qtaug
2.48/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I don't know if it' the water, but NOT the beer of my youth! I know they tout that it's the same recipe, but I am not so sure......

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Photo of Jstarr2517
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevinmealey1950
4.1/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisG523
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StormAles
3.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fogey
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hail New England. Not the best beer but well priced, and reasonably good tasting .

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Narragansett Lager from Narragansett Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 1,328 ratings