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RATINGS: 346   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
phaleslu (7543) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2010
I thought this was brewed in Rhode Island! That would have been a new state for me as of this rating, but it looks like I’m still chasing it. Damn. Anyway, I got this in a 16-oz. can at Redbones in Somerville. Pours a clear gold with a thick white head. Aroma of corn, hops, grains, and sweet malts. Flavor is about the same. Sweet and malty. Dry corny finish. Not the worst fizzy yellow swill around, but it still falls in that category.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13979) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2010
Can. Pours a light copper with a thin, fizzy head. Aroma of light, sweet malts with hay and grains. Sweet, malty flavor with only hints of hop bite. Pretty crisp finish. Not too bad, really.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cheap (4570) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Likes like pale lager, sprkly. Clean roma. Has some hay on the initial taste. Interesting. Fairly smooth and goes down easy. Finish is oddly pilsner and slightly macro. Good carbonation. Decent lager.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2010
6 pack of 16 ounce cans on sale for 5.99 at the local hipster natural organic grocery store. Pours a pale yellow color with a white head. Aroma is corn and grain. Taste is malt and a bit of sourness. Not bad for watching playoff football, but not good for much else. Meh.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Just terrible. But not so bad as to dump it in the sink. Just enough offense to make you think, "What is this stuff?"

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
BavariaYeti (14) - Wiesenbronn, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2010
Deliciously horrible...I love it because I’m Rhode Island born & Rhode Island bred & when I die I’ll be Rhode Island dead...

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Can. Amber-red colored, some head. Smell is grass, and the taste follows with big corn presence. Not bad for the price, but definitely cheap beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Light orange color thin head. Aroma is light, some faint bitterness and grain. Flavor is medium bitterness and some light caramel malts. Simple, big red cans are cheap and seem like the go-to in RI.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2009
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @tpd975s 16oz can-pours a white head and yellow color. Aroma is hay/grain. Taste is sweet light malt-some hops.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2009
On sale, and I hadn’t tried it. How could I go wrong? Well, indeed, I have erred with this one. Thin, watery...tastes exactly like Miller High Life actually. My 16 oz can declares that it was Sold on Merit. I don’t know what that means, but it won’t be sold to this beer drinker again. Quite horrible.


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