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:
#45,015
Reviews:
412
Ratings:
1,328
pDev:
16.72%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
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Ratings: 1,328 |  Reviews: 412
Photo of JamieDuncan
3.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Really good looking beer, light fluffy head with good lacing that grabbed the glass. Like many lagers, not much odor, but certainly nothing bad. Flavor was well, meh, but a good meh. Nothing off that you expect sometimes. Not a lot jumping out at me but smooth, easy to drink with some taste. Nice beach brew.

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Photo of udrick
2.37/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Nesfelle
2.56/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bubseymour
4.15/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just started getting these locally. Probably one of the better AAL's I've tried to date. Definitely worth the value.

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Photo of ALC82
3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Immortale25
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains decently before fizzing away to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and minimal surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Sulfur and booze. Smells almost like malt liquor.

T- Flavor isn't as off-putting as there's a very mild cracker-like malt presence along with a bit of sweetness. So easy to drink, it's almost like sweet boozy water...actually it is sweet boozy water. Minimal bitterness.

M- Slightly crisp with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- As far as macro lagers go, it's not bad. I would take it sooner than a BMC product. Still, Schlitz is ever-so-slightly better.

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Photo of PsychedelicQuaker
3.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Phillip13
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The first beer I ever drank so I have to review this beer. It was a very light amber color with a slight foamy head. The taste was sweet and refreshing mostly malt not much in the way of hop flavor. It really had no aftertaste as all the sips taste preety much the same. A decent lager taste exactly how I remembered it . Thank You Jim Koch for bringing craft beer to all of us.

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Photo of Caesars0331
3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shandycan
3.09/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ljbonadonna92
3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mojo
3.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Medium gold, crystal clear with a nice two finger head that dissipates quickly. Not much lacing.

S - Not much on the nose, maybe a little corn and some grassy notes.

T - This is very malt forward as is to be expected. Very little if any hop profile, very sweet tasting, reminds me of Old Milwaukee that I used to drink from time to time.

M- no bitter aftertaste at all.

O- This is an American Adjunct Lager. So I tried to rate to style, not trying to compare it to the big IPAs that I love. As an AAL, it is very drinkable. This would go down nice on a very hot day (like today).

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Photo of Foam
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I've been reading that Narragansett is now " the new P.B.R." in some circles and so, I had to get some to try.
First reaction is : cool retro/1975 packaging (as per its appearance in the movie JAWS) and cool 30-pack container design . With some background in graphic design, I commend whomever put this together.
Along the top near the handle, it says "Hi, Neighbor ! "
30 12-oz cans in this case... there is also a 16-oz 'pounder' case available .
A classic gold macro-lager color with plenty of sparkling foam bubbles to admire .
It's definetly 'better' than PBR so, no contest , there as far as i'm concerned ... (at same or slightly, higher cost.)
It's not going to stack up against any micro-brewed beer but no matter since it's half or less as much as a micro lager in cost... You'd have to spend perhaps twice as much for a marked improvement on this .
Seems to be a perfect/ideal hot humid Summer weather swill/session brew . The colder, the better ... the taste will start to dwindle/implode, the warmer it gets.. as is true with most cheapy macro-swills ...
Consider me a new fan ... I need a Narragansett t-shirt ...

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.09/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

As far as AALs go, this is one of the best I've had. Creamy and fruity with a faintly Noble nose. Highly crushable, yet satisfying.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
2.84/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 2ellas
2.99/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ShanePB
3.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wafers
3.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freewheeln
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of luc2057
4.55/5  rDev +35.8%
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 AAG
2.98/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BranfordBound
3.07/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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