Capa (1905) - Manama, - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is light, lightly sweet, malts, light and non-descript hops. Medium mouth. Flavor is light also with a touch of fruity hops, malts, and some sweetness. Very smooth and enjoyable. One of the better cream ales Iíve had. Great summer brew.
Chad9976 (882) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I poured a 16oz can into a large mug. There was no discernible freshness date.
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden body with lots of active carbonation visible. Forms a large, white, frothy head which laces and retains rather well.
Smell: Generic macro lager scent (despite the style). A hint of butter or some candy.
Taste: If you know anything about the "cream ale" style you know itís a pre-prohibition style and one of a handful of beer styles that are truly American. You also know the cream ale style is not far removed from the adjunct lager style and Narragansett Cream Ale is a good example of that.
Itís quite bland and neutral-tasting all around. Similar to a blonde or golden ale with a light malt character throughout. I donít taste any lager adjuncts like rice or corn, but there is definitely some off-flavors to be found here. Namely, butter and yellow lollipop. This is probably diacetyl, though considering who makes this beer and the target audience I canít say Iím surprised. There is a hint of sweetness right on the finish thatís somewhat pleasant, but itís not enough to save the beer from the otherwise boring and "blah" palette.
Drinkability: Though bubbly in the glass, itís not effervescent in the mouth and goes down surprisingly smooth. The mouthfeel isnít too thin, though it does have a slightly slick texture and leaves a faint starchy aftertaste. At 5% ABV it seems fairly efficient for the weight, though I see no reason to drink Narragansett Cream Ale in more than a single serving.
DoublEE (509) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really well done cream ale. Way to take a simple style and kick it up a notch! Wish more brewers would experiment with this style. Perfect for a warm night.
TizzleJizzle (373) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can thanks to Phatdog1 for the Rhode Island tick. Poured a mostly clear pale lager yellow, with a thin white top and some lacing. Taste of caramel malts, hay, slight hop finish. Medium carbonation. Meh
roxtersoxter (108) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours very light/clear amber with small white head. Pale lager smell with hint of cream. Light taste with not much flavor. Not a beer I would drink all the time but can now check it off my list.
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sherm1016 (885) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz tall boy can from Discount Liquor Milwaukee. Pours a bright, clear, straw yellow color with a white head. Aroma is malty, bready, cereal, toast. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, corn, just a little nutty, very little bitterness, with a light, bready finish. Refreshing.
mansquito (2490) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
New Beer Distributors, NY 16oz ($2): Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is rather light. Basically, it is some light malt, with a hint of hops. Taste is hoppier than an average cream ale, but still very easy to drink. Somewhat sweetish at the finish. Not bad.
EithCubes (4193) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
16 oz. can. Extremely weak nose, some sweet malt and a dash of yellow citrus. Body a pretty, clear yellow-gold with a creamy, dense, and lacing off-white head. Watery light body, some light industrial bitterness and a sprig of metal, malt is whisper-soft and barely noticeable, but what is there does move pleasantly away from only pale malt. Crisp without being fizzy, but not exactly clean. Mostly non-offensive, but nothing here. Iíd still have it again.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grabbed a sixer of this for $6, canít beat that deal! Poured the final can into a glass for review.
Pours a slightly hazy straw gold. A nice finger-width of white froth sits on top. Decent lace left behind after each sip. The aroma is grassy, slightly floral and sweet, hay, lemon. Good carbonation. Not too thin, but definitely an easy one to quaff. Grassy hops make up the bulk of the flavor, but there is a slight buttery creaminess that smooths the edges out. Mild bready aftertaste. This was what I expected it to be, a nice refreshing tasty ale. I really enjoy what these guys put out.
pkbites (571) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
At first I was afraid I wouldnít be able to give this a fair rating as I donít really care for the cream ale style of beer thatís out there. But I liked the Narragansett lager so I was hoping this was almost as good. It did not dissapoint. This pours a slightly yellow/orange with a bit of cloudiness. Head is bright white but it is very thick, like a scoop of melty ice cream. Bready, somewhat floral aroma. Flavor is there! Deep yeasty, biscuit taste. Sweet fruits and grainy goodness. A *SHOCKING* blip of bitter hops in the finish. This is very similar to Webers Backyard Brew with the addition of a quick blast of hops in the end. Really nice lacing on the glass. This is an impressive, well made, high quality brew. I will be drinking this again. Narragansett has only recently been available here in Milwaukee, and so far they are 2 for 2!