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RATINGS: 373   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tmoney99 (13069) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Can. Poured clear pale color with a medium frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet grainy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where not met with a below average beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Latrobe brewed 16 ounce can courtesy of MaltDawg. Thanks! As a ex-Rhode Islander I’m kinda excited to try this. Pours a very pale yellow color with a large fizzy head. Fairly poor head retention and lacing. Pale grainy aroma with a bit of a dusty note. The taste is sweet grainy notes with a grassy finish. Thin bodied.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2010
16 oz. can served at Jake and Joe’s Sports Pub, light lager with smooth malt flavor, undistinguished but thirst quenching, nice old skool can

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Sweet tinny grainy. A little skunky for the nose, despite being a can. Clear yellow piss water with nothing particularly redeeming. Sweet finish. Blah.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
drowland (7774) - Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2010
10/31/10. 16oz can courtesy my new friends at Florida Microbev poured into a footed pilsner glass. Very clear light yellow pour with a big fizzy white head that’s gone fast. Sweet corny and grainy aroma with hints of spicy hops and grass. Sweet corny and grainy flavor with hints of citrus and lemon peel... somewhat odd and unique. Meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Pint can. Sweet grainy aroma with some spicy hop notes. Clear light golden with rocky white head. Sweet grain and corn notes in flavor along with a light spicy hop character. Medium to light body and mouth with prickly carbonation. Finish is medium sweetness, clean, with a slight cardboard quality.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wxman (1702) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2010
This sample not brewed at City Brewery in Madison WI, but at Genesee Brewery in Rochester NY. Pours a pale golden with a sweet pale malt aroma and a substantial small bead white head that laces the glass. Taste is fairly pedestrian, but quite refreshing. Mostly a sweet malt, corn grits and bread dough flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JFGrind (1972) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Picked up a 12 pack @ a liquor store in Cromwell, CT for thirteen bucks. In retrospect the price was a bit steep, I think the ten dollar range for this beer would be adequate. I liked the retro style label, just need to add ’PALE" next to the ’LAGER’ in bold type on the bottom of the label. Label also said the beer was brewed in Rochester, NY. I did like the New England-centric puzzle caps. Drank ’Gansett over a month ice cold out of the bottle and poured in a glass. Even shared a couple bottles with friends. Beer looked great when poured into a 7 ounce glass, lemon colored body, and great head/lacing. Light hops, grainy, total lawnmower pale lager. Last time I had Narragnsett was 1990 @ Brown University in tall boy cans. Too long ago to remember which version was better. I know these labels look a lot better than the 1990 version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2010
The beer pours a dashing golden color with remarkable clarity. A big white head disappears as quickly as it forms. A very clean aroma, as expected with the style, faint bready pale malt scent with hints of mineral and lemon. The taste is excellently crisp with a light body for easy drinking. Cereal grain flavor throughout with soft bread crust and a semi sweet finish. Paired excellently with Mahi-Mahi and tangy chow mien noodles.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Had this as part of a Narragansett-Genesy Cream Ale smack down taste test. The aroma was almost nothing. Dead. That also means the absence of any skunky type tones. The palate was a watery and mild carbonation. Nothing more than your average light, cheeper beer. Maybe something to mix in to the summer picnic when bulk beer is required?

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