Narragansett Cream Ale | Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Narragansett Cream AleNarragansett Cream Ale

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

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

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2.55/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16oz can, no dates.

Pours an extra pale gold, with a nice creamy head. Spots of lacing and good retention.

Aroma has something going on, what I would describe as autolyzed yeast and mercaptan. Corn as well (DMS?).

Flavor is grainy and lightly sweet. Finish is dry and surprisingly clean based on what I detected from the aroma. Not bad, but not a whole lot there. Mouthfeel is really light and watery, but I like the unobtrusive and refreshing medium carbonation.

As long as you drink it cold and out of the can so as not to smell the off aroma, I can see this being good summertime swill.

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2.77/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Great creamy feel that they were going for. Unfortunately they forgot the rest in the process.

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2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: single finger head on a clear star colored body as expected.

S: light malt aroma but little else. Overall light on the nose.

T: breads, malts and grains with subtle sweetness.

M: moderate to high carbonation and very light bodied. Not overally creamy, I guess more so than the lager they offer but doesn't stand out.

Overall: Drinkable, not memorable.

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2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had one of these out of a tall boy, as is 'Gansett protocol.

A - Light and bubbly like a lager, but with a rich creamy head. Golden with some nice lacing at the top.

S - Very subtle hops and stronger malt, however, with the same tinny finish of 'Gansett's lager.

T - Exactly how it smells - slightly hopped and malty. However, although the start and finish are almost imperceptibly different from the lager, the middle has a sweetness to it.

MF - Light bodied, but creamy in the middle. At the finish though, it fades really empty and has little to offer.

Overall, it is worth drinking if you like the lager and want something just a bit more complex. Other than that, I would pass.

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a clear gold with minmal carbonation bubbles, topped by a large 3 finger....and growin head. Spotty lacing left behind.

S- Faintly sweet. A little hay/grass. Rather bland.

T- Watered down old school beer. Almost flavorless, if compared to most craft beers.

M- Minimal carbonation. Watery and thin.

O- Would be o.k. on a scorching hot place of water. Easy to drink, but bland and rather tasteless. Not horrible, but not memorable either.

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Narragansett Cream Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
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