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:
1,275
Reviews:
398
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
16.37%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
359
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tasted in an East Coast/West Coast Narraganset vs. Rainier taste off.

Pours a clear straw color with a light white head. Some lacing is present but for the most part the head disappears quickly.
There is no readily discernible smell.
The taste is light with a wet malty character. There are some hints of hop bitterness and grassy notes.
The mouthfeel is light and generally pleasant but with some slight unpleasant after-taste that the carbonation doesn’t cover up.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Purchased from one of the local cigar lounges.

A: Clear golden with a fizzy head that dissipates quickly.

S: Balanced hop and malt characteristics.

T: Same as the smell. Maybe more malt.

M: Smooth and rich for the style.

O: The best of the style so far.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pounder poured into a tumbler

A- Dark golden. Crystal clear. Bubbly white head. Retention poor. Barely a ring.

S- Grain malt aroma, very subtle hop. A slight sweet aroma.

T- Malt forward. The hop is there for bittering, but not much else. Subtle sweetness.

M- Light and clean. Fast wet finish. This is a hot day session for sure.

O- As far as AALs go, this is up for the best. More flavorful, malt forward. Makes it stand out of a group of bland, watery beers.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A standard beer by definition (although a lot of their seasonal and limited beers are great) it is still a staple in my house. This is comparable to most of the big guys (bud, coors, pbr) but I found it to be better in that is not as filling, nor do I feel as bad for buying a six pack. The appearance is a very light yellow with a strong smell of wheat. The taste is okay and it has a light feel to it without sacrificing too much flavor. So if you want to get something to appease friends who are used to drinking bud but don't want to give Anheuser-Busch your money, this is a great way to go.

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