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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44/5   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 drinkingócrisp and refreshing. Itís got more flavor than other premium lagers, yet itís 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 ďThe Original SixĒ 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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2896) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
A very standard, clean pale lager. OK. Not much else to say here. Low characters etc.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blipp (7898) - San Diego, 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.

2.7
   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 Samís, thanks! Many jokes to be made about the slogans on the label, but Iíll demur because itís a beer that needs a hug, a beer thatís 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.

4
   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. Iíll 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 Iíve ever had. You could knock back a bunch of these without any problem. Overall: Very good adjunct lager overall. I wish Iíd bought more than a single. Iíll be going back for more of this very soon.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DocLock (9500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Pale gold pour with 1-finger fizzy white head. Nose is pale malt, hopcitrus. Tastes pale malty, watery but not offensive. a decent pale lager.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NachlamSie (3210) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Pint can from Bruisiní. Pours a pale yellow with lots of bubbles and a good, lasting white head. The aroma is of cereal, corn and greens. Itís sort of sweet in the flavor like Frosted Flakes and papery hops are sort of apparent. Reminds me of cereal, cardboard and all. As far as pale lagers go, this is definitely not the worst.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (3604) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Review from notes, sampled 12/09/2007 I picked up a six pack because someone I was trading with had it on their want list. I probably never would have picked it up otherwise. Kinda glad I did. Pours a golden yellow color with a creamy white head that leaves quickly. The color reminds me of the apple juice my daughter drinks. The beer is sparklingly clear. The smell is malty, apricots, and a little skunky. Taste is light. Mouthfeel is thin crisp and refreshing. Not to bad for a macro. I could drink a few of these and still operate heavy machinery (thatís a joke). Honestly it was better than I had expected.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Orange straw in color. Not much aroma. Clean flavor with slight bitterness at the end. Somewhat buttery. Head dissipates fast, not much lace. A fairly boring lager.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TonyDiUlio (661) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Had at landmark after exam. Not bad lager. In can so no pour or aroma. Flavor is light hops and sweet sugars. Reallynot a bad brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vodka4blood (129) - Miltonboro, Vermont, USA - NOV 30, 2010
dough, golden, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation,


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