Narragansett Cream Ale | Narragansett Brewing Co.

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209 Ratings
Narragansett Cream AleNarragansett Cream Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Narragansett Brewing Co.
Rhode Island, United States
narragansettbeer.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
‘Gansett Cream is made with quality ingredients like 2-row pale, Munich, Vienna, and Cara-malt for a creamy head! We used Columbus hops for bittering and a touch of Willamette hops for a slight hop aroma. Bright gold in color and brilliant in clarity, this session ale delivers an extra pop of hop bitterness found only in cream ales of the early 1900′s.

28 IBU

Added by redleaves on 02-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
209
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Photo of Schmidts
4.7/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a 3/4 inch white creamy Head and some lacing. Smells of sweet breads and hops.
Very creamy in your mouth with a nice balance between the sweetness snd the hops. Just the right amount of carbonation. A real nice creamed corn and hop bitterness flavor, This is old school cream Ale from back when I was young. Not a Hop machine but a really flavorful smooth Cream Ale you can sit down and drink a few. In your mouth it is smooth and so refreshing and finishes with a nice back and forth sweet and bitter taste. I highly recomend trying this one. Over all I give it a 4.5. Narragansett sure is bringing out some awesome beers. You can just picture sitting down and drinking a few of these on a hot Saturday afternoon!

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Photo of Ptelea
4.53/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear yet darker than a traditional lager/light ale..foam did persist and lacing was solid. The smell is mild... some hints of lemon. A refreshing tasting ale with solid carbination, a mild hop, and smooth...this is an above average everyday lawnmower beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of rudzud
4.21/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a can of this at Julio's.

A - Poured into a Duvel tulip a bright, clear slightly darker than the usual straw yellow with a big, fluffy creamy two finger white head that faded to a nice thick blanket. Wow, impressive!

S - Aroma is pretty solid for a cream ale. Light sweet malts and some super, super faint hops. Very slight adjunct aroma.

T - Holy shit again. Very solid, mild, neutral...which you kinda want with a cream ale. Light sweet malts, very faint floral slightly citrusy hops. This is incredibly solid.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty good. Nice and crisp and refreshing, a bit too carbonated for me, but still great.

O - Overall...man oh man. I've had my fair share of cream ales but this one takes the cake. This really, really is an outstanding example of the style.

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Photo of Brad007
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a thick head into my glass. Leaves some lacing in the glass too.

Crisp with an aroma that mimics that of a popular mainstream cream ale. It's not as visceral though.

Taste is chock full of light, sweet and crisp malt. It's almost sacrilege to say this on here but this is SMOOOTHHHH!

Lingering sweet and crisp malt. Kind of thin but there's no harsh flavors like that other example.

The only competitive advantage that Genesee Cream Ale has is that it's still cheaper than Narragansett Cream Ale. I will take the latter though because it's easier to drink.

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Photo of jrobidoux
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliantly clear and crisp golden color with a solid foamy white head. Probably medium-high carbonation. Hoppier in both aroma and taste than I was expecting, not that it is an exceptionally big hop presence, but you can not mistake the fact that it is there. Nice smooth and solid hoppy cream ale flavor. Easy drinking. Really a great session Ale counter point to their standard Lager. Will definitely be purchasing again.

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Photo of Finn
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A rich gold color with ample carbonation bubbling up. Smells nice, mellow caramel malts with a touch of spicy hops. Tastes good too: smooth mellow sweet malts, with a good measure of bitterness to balance it out, putting the drinkability up there. Great mouthfeel, full and creamy, of course.
A really good everyday beer when you just want something tasty and drinkable.

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Photo of shand
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Pours out a bubbly golden with two fingers of fluffy head. The aroma is creamy and lightly malty. The taste is excellent and just about exactly what I'd want from a cream ale. It's got a nice creaminess and grainiess, but it's got the right amount of bitter hops to stop it from being cloying while letting the cream aspects shine through. The mouthfeel is light and briskly carbonated, and the drinkability is great. This is just a great cream ale, an outstanding example of a macro style done with a craft level of care.

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Photo of Etan
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint can, extra from Valdieu. Thanks!

A: Pours a translucent light gold with a nice white head. Plenty of good lacing, too.

S: Some floral esters, lots of bright grain, maybe a hint of hoppiness.

T: Floral hop notes and esters, slightly sweet breadiness, a bit of hop bitterness.

M: Light-bodied yet certainly "creamy."

O: A simple, great beer. Too bad I can't get it regularly in Chicago.

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4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, grain and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready from flavors of grain and thin malt character. The some mild malt sweetness comes in. The hops presence is decent for the style and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a nice beer to pound down for a long time.

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Photo of illpass78
4.02/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tallboy poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dense gold with a creamy white head and minimal lacing. Head starts at about two inches and slowly recedes over about ten minutes. Looks more like a lager than an ale. It's definitely thicker in color than a typical American lager though.

Aroma: Bready, biscuity nose with very noticeable malts. The aroma isn't super strong, but it's certainly inviting. No hops really noticeable.

Taste: This is a good, sturdy session beer. I prefer it to their original lager because it's more flavorful. Lots of malty, bready, lager-like flavor - it basically tastes like what I wish macro lagers tasted like. Hops are barely noticeable, which is fine for a beer like this. This is a good all-purpose type beer: pairs well with most blue collar food, good for the bowling alley, yardwork, or the beach, picnic-friendly, etc. We actually got a bunch of these for a backyard party once; it was sort of my subtle way of trying to turn macro-lager folks on to craftier beer. Seemed to work; they were gone by the end.

Mouthfeel. Super smooth. Very enjoyable to drink, with a very easy finish. Sessionable for sure. Also has a good, sturdy body.

Overall: Some of the advertising copy for this beer mentions that it's good for duckpin bowling, so I was bound to like it, as a lifelong duckpinner. That aside, it's really a terrific everyday session beer. Basic enough to appeal to any palate, crafty enough to appeal to the more sophisticated beerman. One of my beers of choice for events where I know I'm going to be hosting large groups, because it's cheap and reliable, too.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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