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RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.45/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Roll out the Barrel: 5.0% Alcohol by Volume and 12 IBUs. A classic American lager and the workhorse of the Gansett stable. Available all year long in bottle, can and on tap! Quality Supreme: 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. Taste & Enjoy: This beer is brewed just right for drinking—crisp and refreshing. It’s got more flavor than other premium lagers, yet it’s one of the most drinkable beers in the world. Narragansett has the highest rating of all domestic premium lagers on BeerAdvocate.com, and received the bronze medal for American Lagers at the 2008 World Beer Cup The History: The Lager is old reliable. It was the first beer brewed by “The Original Six” back in 1890, the bestselling beer in New England from the 1930s to the 1970s, and the official beer of the Boston Red Sox from 1944-1975.

Contract brewed by High Falls Brewing Co. for since 2007, the production moving to City Brewing in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 2009 and then to the City Brewing plant in Latrobe, PA in 2010. It is anticipated that production may be returned to Rhode Island in the future.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jkwood04 (5281) - Connecticut, USA - APR 11, 2011
On tap. Pours light golden. Light malts, toasted. A very light beer. Worth trying because it’s better than a lot of other lagers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coldbrewky (1689) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Draft at the dutch...while I am glad that this American classic lager has been saved from extinction, you can learn all you need to know about this beer by watching Captain Quint in the movie Jaws and the revelry it creates after you bite the can open with your teeth....Join in if you are so inclined. "Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu to you ladies of Spain. For we’ve received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so never more shall we see you again." Here’s to swimmin’ with bow-legged women." "Here lies the body of Mary Lee; died at the age of a hundred and three. For fifteen years she kept her virginity; not a bad record for this vicinity." For a session/lawnmower beer it sure aint bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Of all the pale lagers in the world, this might be one of the most drinkable. Obviously, though, I won’t be giving it a 4+ rating. This beer is one that could be drank for a very extended period of time, in a party-like setting. Or you just drink slam back 12 of them and have a little fun by yourself. Either way, it’s a decent lager. It pours a bright and clear golden color with a minimal white head. The head does leave quite a bit of sticky lacing around the glass. The aroma doesn’t offer a whole lot; only a bit of grains, light hops and sweet malt. The body is very drinkable, semi-creamy and very smooth, but doesn’t offer a whole lot of flavor. The finish is very neutral and a bit bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Poured into a delirium glass for shits and giggles. Gansett pours a clear straw yellow, with a decent white head that lowers at a normal rate. Light lacing. Light aroma of cereal grains, with no solid hop character. It has that mass produced beer aroma, with a sharp finish. Sweet flavors with a little twang at the end. Good mouthfeel, carbonation is medium. Very drinkable, but it is what it is, a better than average vintage/retro American beer. It could easily be my Pabst replacement. Good beer for the value.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40453) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2011
From tap at Jacob Wirth as Jakes House Lager Narragansett. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy and hops fruity. Grassy, slight hayish and mild yeasty. Bitter and slight citrusy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Can courtesy of MaltDawg on 11/01/2010. Very clear pale golden body with a small frothy white head. Sweet corn and light honey aroma. Sweet corn and honey flavor. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2984) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
A very standard, clean pale lager. OK. Not much else to say here. Low characters etc.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Draft. Pours clear golden yellow with a thin head. Light clean grainy-ish aroma. The flavor is clean and crisp with some light grainy notes. Pretty good for a pale lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Sampled with Ben at Sam’s, thanks! Many jokes to be made about the slogans on the label, but I’ll demur because it’s a beer that needs a hug, a beer that’s crying for help. I mean, every region has its nostalgia-inducing pale lagers (Weidemann, anyone? Three Horses?) and I can imagine kids getting wrecked on this in Pawtucket parking lots while jamming to bad metalcore. But frankly it tastes no better (but significantly no worse) than pretty much everything else in this range. Gold star for historical presence though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2011 2/18/11 (Can) 4/3.5/4/4/4.5: Poured from a 16 ounce can into a nonic pint glass. Appearance: Pours a clear pale golden color with a 2-3 finger foamy white head. Surprisingly good head retention and above average lacing. Smell: Sweet malt and grain with a bit of floral hops. Nice aroma for an adjunct lager. Taste: Sweet malt up front followed by grain in the middle and ending with mildly bitter earthy hops at the finish. Aftertaste is extremely light. Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium-bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Goes down smooth. Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. You could pound several of these without much trouble. Overall: Very good adjunct lager overall. I actually prefer it out of the can. I’ll be buying many more of these when I decide to go cheap. 2/12/11 (Bottle) 3.5/3/4/4/4.5: Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic pint glass. Appearance: Pours a clear light gold with a 1-2 finger frothy white head. Decent lacing. Smell: Grain and sweet malt with just a hint of floral hops. Smells better than your typical adjunct lager. Taste: Sweet malt up front followed by cereal grains in the middle and finishing with just a touch of bitter hops. Very well-balanced lager. Aftertaste is light and refreshing. Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium-bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Goes down smooth. Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. Goes down very easy. This is one of the easiest drinking beers I’ve ever had. You could knock back a bunch of these without any problem. Overall: Very good adjunct lager overall. I wish I’d bought more than a single. I’ll be going back for more of this very soon.

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