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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44/5   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 12/20
canary dog (727) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Not that bad. The first few sips taste like the first few times you’ve ever tried beer, as a kid, when your uncle gave you a taste from his Schlitz or Schaefer or something like that. You know, the first beer taste you’ve ever had, especially as it presents itself from a can. It does have that retro American lager/pilsner taste, but it quickly fades into something more mediocre and forgettable. Wispy and grassy and perhaps a little lemony, or even lemon grassy. Not even assertive enough to just be lemony. If I had to drink an ice cold beer, or two, after mowing the lawn, I might consider this brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rjplumer (954) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2010
As a Rhode Islander I felt obligated to try this one, I was not disappointed. Has a slight sweet malty taste and mild aroma. It has more of an amber color than most pale lagers I’ve tried. The head quickly disappears. Though it doesn’t look very carbonated you feel it on you tongue. Highly drinkable. Has more taste than Miller High Life(my favorite pale lager, well used to be). I could get used to this one. For an inexpensive six pack on a Sunday afternoon this would do the trick.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aurelius (4964) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Eggy, cheap lager, straw malt aroma. Fair can, very pale straw gold. Tangy, flat, lightly bittered. Nothing very interesting going on in that glass there. New Leaf Market.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Out of a sweet retro 16oz can. Sweet macro malts, maybe some corn, little to no hop character... actually, its not repulsive. I have a thing for old retro lagers, and this one isn’t too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tmoney99 (13167) - 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 (11500) - 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 (4033) - 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 (7815) - 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.

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