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:
1,281
Reviews:
399
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
16.37%
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
362
For Trade:
0
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Photo of SicemWT
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OzmanBey
3.02/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SebastianOwl
3.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zeldoie
4.16/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigMike
3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jhlosito75
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Latarnik
3.03/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Got it because I watched Jaws one night and couldn't resist the throwback can. It's okay. Show me the way to go home so we can get a bigger boat.

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Photo of Antg8989
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not bad for a lager

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Photo of Toynk
3.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kendolphin
4.11/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nick98
3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of OldSmaug
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours golden yellow with very thick head and decent lacing. Smells of corn, mild hops, cereal. The taste is very good, reminds me of how beer was back in the day. Great corn flavor, hops are decent, overall this is a fantastic beer, I could drink these all day in the pool, very good taste and easy to drink down.

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Photo of mojohawk21
3.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light, crisp and refreshing, the goal of Narragansett with their lager is to stay true to American lager roots while tightening its flavor for a concise and no nonsense approach. Its lightness isn't intended to dazzle the senses with any type of culinary esteem, but rather to appease the masses.

Narragansett Lager does just that. Its pale straw pour is bright while its froth is softly of lather. Fresh graininess wafts about the glass along with light floral hops, a grassy and peppery scent, and an overall rawness. Grain sweetness offers a familiar barley taste of baking bread and light honey.

The middle palate is one of transition. Its floral, flowery character is fleeting and the creamy grains stroll through a quick corn sweetness and bouts with sulfur. Apple and lemon shed a light on nuances from esters, hops and yeast spices. Grassy in finish, the beer's moderate bitterness balances the beer and trails with a crisp lemon pepper tingle.

Medium bodied for an American lager, the beer's firm creaminess is a tribute to corn while an overall cereal sweetness plays on the finish. A quick aftertaste of raw grain and spicy hops lay tracks of grassiness on the finish.

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Photo of IBUBrew
2.8/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kornitsky101
3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of irate_alien
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DMyers
2.99/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LennyBound
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.44/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Navinjohnson
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Everyday beer for every man
If Bud is McDonalds and PBR is Burger King this is Five Guys

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Photo of CNoj012
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear pale golden color with a two finger, fluffy white head. Retention on the first pour was moderate, but then after I topped off my glass and finished the can it left a half finger cap that lasted for quite some time. There is a decent amount of spotted lacing left on the glass.

Smell is cereal grains, grassiness, floral, bread and dough.

Taste is the same with a mild hop bitterness.

Feel is light and smooth with moderate carbonation. Very easy drinking, but not flavorless like many other AALs.

Overall this is a decent beer. If I was able to rate this in a vacuum with only other AALs it would be up there for the best I've had, and although I wouldn't turn this down on a hot summer day, it is nothing incredible. Although I'm not sure it's meant to be.

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Photo of DeanAmbrose
2.36/5  rDev -31%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I've had this on at least two different occasions. First time was straight from the can just like Robert Shaw does in Jaws. Second time I poured this brew into a 16 ounce plastic cup. The beer poured straw yellow with some decent foam. I got some lacing as well. The aroma as far as I could tell was faint. Mouth feel was smooth with clear water. The finish was refreshing and crisp despite the fact it was a little watery. However I did not count that as a negative. I was pleasantly surprised at how good this beer was. I had only bought it because of that scene in Jaws with Quint drinking it. Silly I know. Narragansett makes in my opinion a terrific beach/boat beer. Kudos to the brewery.

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