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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.43   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

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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.


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2009
Slight chill haze. Straw body. Aroma of straw, honey and slight fruitiness. Light body. Tastes like straw and moss. Pretty bland, a little bit grainy. Pretty far from scintillating.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pale yellow color with small white head. Nose is earthy and hint of spices, aweful. Initial taste is grainy, spice and touch citrus. Hop character is barely noticeable. Light bodied and crisp.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 10, 2009
On tap, Eli Cannon’s. Pours pale yellow with a small head and crystal clear body. Aroma is VERY corny and unappealing. Palate is crisp and light, almost frightened of being noticed. Flavor had grass, pilsner-type hops, and average malt presence. Entirely forgettable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Its baaaaack. Poured at the Jupiter brewfest. For a lager I was impressed. Gold pour. Aroma is sweet, but not cloying. Grains and bread show through but not in a sickening way. Flavor is crisp with some sweetness and a bit of balance. Not half bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle. Sweet aroma. Pale golden body, small white head. Sweet bready flavor, not much bitterness. Drinkable.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SoberCajun (111) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Pretty drinkable lager without much character. I sensed a hint of grass and the carbonation was enjoyable. Not much to it.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Derek881 (997) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2008
I enjoyed a nice 16oz can of this much-anticipated beer at The Spoke in Amherst, MA. The aroma was mild and bland, a light grain and corny hop aroma with some barley character. A clear gold color, with a smallish foamy white head. A decent sour-bitter flavor with some lighter hop character, not too bad. A medium body with ample carbonation and wetness, drier finish. Overall it was a bit better than I expected, not a bad cheap beer.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2008
just another pale lager from german immagrants it has a long history but wh really cares

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrissy (122) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Draft: Pours a light amber color with small white head that disappears quickly. Clean, light tasting lager. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2008 Narragansett has been around for a long time. While it is before my day, "Gansett" as it affectionately is called shall bring back nostalgic memories of good times and younger days for a lot of older beer drinkers. Narragansett is using the original recipe, and they even acquired the original brewmaster to ensure lager perfection.
’Gansett pours a nice clear golden color with a very impressive head. A good two fingers at least, tight with bubbles, and creamy smooth. Very drinkable, leaving essences of spice, lemon, and a smidgen of grain from the malts. The hops aren’t overpowering, adding just the right bright crispness that makes my tongue tingle and salivate for more. Of course, I must answer such a desperate cry for help as I grab my glass. A steady stream of bubbles floats to the surface, maintaining and nice thin layer of foam on the top. Beautiful.
Clean, smooth, easily drinkable, with a perfect balance of flavor, Narragansett lager is a prime example of the lager style.


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