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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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Narragansett Cream Ale has a thick, creamy, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and a little bit of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of faint, stereotypical beer smell with a pine and citrus whiff. Taste is of an underlying metallic character, unfortunately, but one can pick up citrus, pine, sweet barley malt, and sugars. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Narragansett Cream Ale finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, mild, and a bit metallic. Overall, aside from the metallic aspect, it is still a good beer, and I think it’s worth giving a try.


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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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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3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brought a few cans back from a recent trip to Western Mass. Haven't seen it around here (Seacoast NH). 16oz can poured into a chilled pint glass.

A: Clear dark yellow brew with a vigorous fizzy head that settles quickly but leaves a thin layer of foam on the surface.

S: Mild cheap beer smells, a bit of light malty sweetness. Not much going on, possibly because it's served cold as intended.

T/M: Rigorous carbonation, thin body but not watery. Mild generic hop flavor and a light malt backbone. Some acidic kind of flavors going on, semi-fruity. Taken as a whole, almost like a weak champagne. Much more like champagne than Miller is, heh.

D: Chuggable. Pretty good stuff, considering what it is/ what it's supposed to be/ where it comes from, etc. A really solid cheap beer.

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3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into an imperial pint

Fills the pint glass beautifully. A golden body with a two finger bone white cap. Good retention, with some clingy lace. The nose is of cereal-like grains and some bitter, earthy hops. Corn sweetness and some undercooked bread are also present. On the palate, corn sweetness and undercooked white bread lead the way before a decent hop bitterness helps to cut through the sweetness mid palate, however more corn/cereal grain sweetness comes back in the finish. Light bodied with mild carbonation. A smooth, crisp beer with a drying finish. A pretty good cream ale, but I wish it was a little less sweet in the finish. Not a bad beer with a pretty excellent price point.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden color, similar to AALs or pale lagers. Finger and a half white head that fades quick, leaves some lacing.

S - Sweet grains, malts.

T - Corn, smooth sweet malt profile, and earthy bittering hops. No frills here. The creaminess does assert itself toward the end and plays into the finish, which is slightly dry and clean.

M - Light and smooth. Good carbonation and body. Nicely done.

O - Not too much to say on this one, tastes like a normal 'Gansett lager but with more malts and hops. That said, it's a nice beer especially for a hot day. Not sure about $9 for 6 pints though, I'd rather save the $3 and just get the lager.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass:

A: clear golden body that leaves a fluffy two finger white foamy head. The head slowly dies into the body after a minute. No carbonation is seen rising and barely any lacing is left.

S: more hops than the malts (kinda surprising, but not bad).

T: hops dominate over the malts

M: light and feels great on the tongue with a slight bitter aftertaste and finish

O: this is a decent beer that I would have again.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of aranheaney
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Found this on the Cape and couldn't resist, especially when I say it was now made by the Rochester Brewing Company. Price point didn't hurt, under $6.00 for a six of pounder cans. All that being said, I think this is pretty much Genny Cream Ale in a different package, I'll be eager to do a side by side taste test, however until then, check my review of Genny Cream Ale for this one's specifics...

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3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the 16 ounce can into a perfect pint glass.

Pours golden light, active bubbles, good head of remaining foam. Chalky malty nose. Smooth lagery beer taste, citrus close. Creamy mouthfeel. Mild mannered, if not a touch sour. Good clean fun, though hardly remarkable.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Nice clear golden pour with a fluffy two finger bright white head. The etching on the bottom of the glass gives off fantastic carbonation.

S- Not very much on hand here. Definately more hoppy presence than most cream ales. Slightly sweet and delicate graininess. Slight hints of wet hay.

T- Decent grain flavors. Very mild, but it has a little touch of hoppy tang on the back end. Nice balance of sweet and hoppy for a cream ale.

M- Sweet/hoppy/creamy. Roll on the tongue nicely. The hops lend a nice little bitterness to a brew that usually has none.

O- A really well done cream ale. Way to take a simple style and kick it up a notch! Wish more brewers would experiament with this style. Perfect for a warm night.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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1/5  rDev -71.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Narragansett Cream Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
3.56 out of 5 based on 209 ratings.
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