Narragansett Lager | Narragansett Brewing Co.

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1,275 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
Ratings:
1,275
Reviews:
398
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
16.37%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
359
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,275 |  Reviews: 398
Photo of feuematt
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am more tolerant of macros than most people on this site. With that being said it does have more flavor than most other macros...I could see fans of both micros and macros liking this one.

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Photo of GDawgs34
3.02/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mglenn
1.15/5  rDev -66.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

plehh. really? i don't really know for sure but i think I'd rather drink bud light any day.

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Photo of baldy00
2.23/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.86/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
3.66/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz. can

Pours fizzy clear yellow gold with lots of carbonation and a creamy white foam head. Smells like creamed corn, pale crackery bready malt, mild apple, pear, with some spice and skunky herbal earthy grass. Tastes like apple, pear, grainy corn, pale crackery bready malt, some cardboard, with spice and skunky herbal earthy grass. Feels light bodied, slightly creamy and crisp with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice AAL.

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Photo of GulDukat88
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejb63
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beejay
3.06/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pale yellow in color, crystal clear, and a nice white head on top.

S: Freshly milled grain, with slight corn aroma, as well as a touch of a long grain rice aroma.

T: Light malt flavor, with some adjunct flavors in there as well. Perhaps a very light floral note in the finish.

M: Light, and dry.. with active carbonation.

O: Overall not bad, not great. About what I would expect for the style.

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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

Narragansett Lager from Narragansett Brewing Co.
3.42 out of 5 based on 1,275 ratings.
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