Narragansett Lager | Narragansett Brewing Co.

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1,241 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:
1,241
Reviews:
388
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
16.37%
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
345
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,241 |  Reviews: 388
Photo of kw_pip
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught. Average lager.

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

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

24 fl oz aluminum can purchased at a bodega in Brooklyn for $0.92.

Drinks clean and minerally, with a floral hop character actually coming through in the otherwise straightforward pilsner malt and clean lager yeast build. 2 row barley, some cheap malt, some corn adjunct. A bit more graininess would be nice, and I'd like to see the sweetness reduced, but all in all it's not too shabby for a budget adjunct lager.

Slightly syrupy and way too thick. Not refreshing. Smooth, wet, highly carbonated.

Drinkable budget fare with more body than the typical American adjunct lager. It's preferable to Coors, Miller, and Budweiser, but I don't know that that makes it a beer I'd recommend.

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***
04/28/17: Got 3 cans of this in a Narragansett Summer 12 pack box. Cost of the whole box was $15.99 plus tax and deposit in Brooklyn, NY.

Inoffensive neutral fare for an adjunct lager, featuring corn adjunct nicely and hitting some faint graininess without going full-blown cereal in flavour.

Medium-bodied in mouthfeel, eschewing the watery thin feel of most adjunct lagers and the syrupy sticky feel of garbage Euro lagers. Smooth and wet, though I'd stop short of calling it refreshing.

No off-flavours are noticeable, and the corn adjunct plays well with the (x)-row barley. It's certainly simple shallow fare, but it's one of the more enjoyable widely available adjunct lagers in my opinion. Not a beer I'd go out of my way to buy, and if you're after a buzz on the cheap I think Ballantine XXX, Gennessee Cream Ale, and the like are better bets, but it's drinkable pleasant stuff and would pair well with spicy food.

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Photo of tjwarren
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I still have a love of AAL's (at the proper time) after all these years and I consider this the best. Nice color, not yellow, very little aroma other than bread and a little corn, robust taste but it is the full rich almost grainy mouthfeel that seperates this beer. Crushable.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Holderness
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

L -- Pours slightly darker than most AALs and has a slightly more robust head.
S -- Similar to PBR
T -- Fruity, bold, and well-balanced. No individual flavor particularly stands out.
F -- Not watery! (my only criterion for beers in this price range)
O -- Arguably the best $20 30/rack one can buy in New England.

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Photo of HardyA
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stignacious
3.61/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm giving this a high rating because because it exceeds my expectations for a cheap AAL.
Looks: let's be honest, I'm drinking it straight from the can.
Smell/taste: simple, just grain, clear sweetness from adjuncts
feel: light, well carbonated
overall: good for what it is. appropriate after a day on the New England shore.

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

Photo of mdt88
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rbodacious
3.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of damndirtyape
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can served in a pilsner glass at the Oyster House, Philadelphia, PA.

Appearance: Clear gold with a thin white head. Some mild amount of lacing noted.

Smell: No aroma except for a bit of grain.

Taste: A simple clean lager with light bitterness. Clean flavor, not very crisp, but with a good malt backbone and some hops to counter the malt. The corn is just barely notable. It's not a strong flavor, but is just under it all.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, slick, and a bit sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: A good simple easy to drink lager. Went well with crab cakes that had some spiciness to them, and I think this would be a great beer to have 2 cans with over a lot of seafood. Paired really well with seafood. I would have had another one if I had the time and a larger portion of seafood.

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Photo of StannisB
2.68/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Vt_beer_sampler
3.14/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of dodge408
2.92/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MaxOhle
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Budweiser adjace

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Photo of 0_0
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sadboy
3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jjmj51
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Narragansett Lager from Narragansett Brewing Co.
3.42 out of 5 based on 1,241 ratings.
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