Narragansett Lager | Narragansett Brewing Co.

Narragansett LagerNarragansett Lager
BA SCORE
24%
Liked This Beer
3.36 w/ 1,282 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
Ranking:
#42,148
Reviews:
399
Ratings:
1,282
Liked:
308
Avg:
3.36/5
pDev:
16.67%
Alströms:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
363
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,282 |  Reviews: 399
Photo of cliffyp17
2.61/5  rDev -22.3%
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 -40.8%
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 +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yeldarb92
2.91/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EdwardAbbey
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

For the style, this is not so bad, and it has some regional cred and history to lend to it a certain je ne sais quoi...But can I really recommend it, unless you are an erstwhile fratboy on summer vacation in New England with nothing else half-way good to choose from? Definitely not.

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Photo of runeatdrink
3.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnTurano
2.62/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of StevenH
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mrfrancis
3.79/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rrob311
3.8/5  rDev +13.1%
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 +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Djdumont
3.19/5  rDev -5.1%
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 -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of runwild99
3.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerdeathexperience
2.93/5  rDev -12.8%
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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Photo of Big_Thirsty
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tregan_20
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.77/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Timtac
3.04/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DaveCash
2.43/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of markarizmendi
4.18/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

After a big exercise day, it was great to relax with my first Narragansett Lager. Totally refreshing and surprisingly robust, it was a great, easy drinking beer. I will get it again.

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Photo of maddogruss
3.11/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: pours golden yellow body with a white headband with ok retention and lacing
S: sweet, gross like smell with some very subtle toffee notes
T: sweet, grass and beerlike taste; ok for a lager
M: light and crisp, pretty refreshing
D: ok drinking lager; definitely easy drinking beer

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Photo of duvel1979
1.5/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Hanglow
2.02/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.75

Pours clear gold, small tight head

Corny sweet nose, cereal, bit perfumed

Taste is sweet, really sweet, saccharine like. no perceptible bitterness, or hop flavour or even what I would call malt flavour.

saccharine finish.


Really not my thing at all, makes me appreciate Tennents more now. Never thought I'd say that...

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Narragansett Lager from Narragansett Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 24% out of 100 with 1,282 ratings
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