Narragansett Lager | Narragansett Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
1,241
Reviews:
388
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
16.37%
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
346
For Trade:
1
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Photo of argock
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz tall boy can into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. 067 1317 on bottom of can.

A: Crystal clear gold with 2-fingers of foamy head with average retention but exceptional collar of lacing.

S: Aroma of sulfur followed by graininess and a little bread crust and a light corn-grits as it warms. Noble hops poke through. No off-aromas for style.

T: Great flavor on target for style that is so full it's hard not to think this is an all-malt lager. Grainy up front with a moderate noble hoppiness with low bitterness but presence and a lightly mineral finish. I don't get any of the corn-grits in the flavor.

M: Light and crisp with relatively high carbonation and light body. I finished it in about 6 minutes.

O: Impressive for $5.29 a 6-pack of tall boys -- will revisit as a summertime brew to have on hand for BMC drinkers. A leader in the style with high flavor in the category and great feel.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LukeGude
2.83/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from the can at Boston Burger Company. Cheap lager, meh, not terrible.

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Photo of millerbuffoon
2.98/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Greasy
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of citizencane
3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks pale with minimal head and unimpressive. Smell is slightly stronger than macro of the same style. Taste is hops and malt, not remarkable, but bready, refreshing, and there is definitely some body and substance to this. Good for the style and glad I tried it.

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Photo of gopens44
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Rating to style warning!!!!

One of the lacier and more enduring heads I've seen on an AAL. Crystal clear golden beer otherwise. Nose has the familiar corn presence of the style but is a touch more rich and has a bitterness that seems more thought out than the obligatory bitter nature of others in this class. Taste describes the same way as the nose. Only knock is on the feel, as there is a Tecate-esque oiliness in the finish. Overall, this is the AAL your macro friends should be drinking.

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Photo of Guppy314
2.91/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a can, pours as clear yellow with a foamy white quickly dispersing head. Almost no aroma, perhaps of grain. Taste like Pablum: bland, boiled grain and corn, bit of sweet malt. Hops has a back seat. If "inoffensive" is a recommendation, then I highly recommend this. Plus, hey, it's nicely carbonated.

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Photo of breardon1776
3.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cliffyp17
2.61/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

I love it...quality adjunct at a nice price..caramel kiss..plus Quint lbs em.....

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Photo of gregO59
1.99/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

overall, the best tasting cheap beer out there. However, I find it hard to drink more than one due to the taste. The best way to enjoy a Narragansett is to mix 3-4 ounces of a good craft beer with a tall boy. it totally changes the poor taste into something extremely drinkable . Don't knock it till you try it this way. Easy on the wallet this way. mixes great with any style of good beer.

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Photo of dms1767
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yeldarb92
2.91/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EdwardAbbey
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of runeatdrink
3.21/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnTurano
2.62/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of StevenH
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mrfrancis
3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rrob311
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite go to beers nowadays. Luckily it is easy to find.

A: Poured into a pint glass. Appearance is normal for the style.

S: Smells pretty good,

T: This beer has a subtle spicy flavor to it. It is hard to explain but is great. Probably one of my top 3 favorites for the style.

F: Mouthfeel is average for this type of beer.

I feel that this beer is much better than PBR and others of the same style. One of the few beers I will drink straight out of the can.

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Photo of Oliviamarion
3.95/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Djdumont
3.19/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'll just get to the point...it's not great.

'Gansett is one of those New England traditions. You don't grow into adulthood without having tried this at some point. It's a solid macro lager, don't get me wrong. It's just not anything to write home about.

Pours a dark amber color with mild head.
Smells sort of...dank. A mix of flavors that are hard to interpret come up.
Taste is, well...not great. It will grow on you as you drink it, for sure, but that first sip will always be the worst. There's just something about the murky finish that makes you regret buying it.
The feel is a bit thicker than your average macro-brewed anything, but its not a bad thing. Carbonation is fairly high, but again, not really the issue.

Overall: If you buy a 30-pack, you'll start to get used to the strange flavor combination around beer 18. From there, its a serviceable daily brew. Before that, however, you're gonna want to have a funnel on hand.

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Photo of jeffreyhill021
2.91/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of runwild99
3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerdeathexperience
2.93/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

I prefer thick and intense craft brews, especially if they are not lagers. This was two strikes against "The Famous" Narraganset Lager. My first taste convinced me to never drink again, my wallet (its lightness) convinced me to drink it again. It definitely grew on me. It's light, fizzy, and has a surprisingly subtle blend of flavors. In the future, finances alone will not drive me to this beverage.

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