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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.

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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Derek881 (1018) - 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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PorterPounder (5757) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2008
St. Petersburg, Fl - Shep’s Deli - 12 oz bottle. Pours a pale golden with a thin and quickly dissipating white head. Typical cheap lager aroma with with some wet paper bag notes that always reminds me of walking through a liquor store as a kid for some reason. Some honey sweetness makes its way into the flavor with a bit of grassiness. Mouthfeel is about on par with most pale lagers - thin and not very crisp. About what I expected. Would drink this over Bud Light - especially if I was in Rhode Island where it is originally from.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
prc (13) - CANADA - JUL 1, 2008
A very clean taste for something with so much flavour. A prototypical lager. Not too heavy. A great, somewhat rusty colour. From the bottle is recommended.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
markwise (4544) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2008
16 oz can, gift from kiefdog. Pours a transparent golden color with a small white head. Typical, yet heavy lager aroma, it is grassy and smells nice. The flavor is pretty bad. It was from a can, so it has a slight metal tint and it is yeasty, bready, and watery with a bad finish. I do not like this beer, but it had promise.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nuplastikk (4742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2008
12oz bottle. Transparent golden-straw color. Aroma makes me suspicious of adjuncts. Crisp and watery. Half decent at best, this one might have been nice for Rochester circa 1967, but it can’t compete with anything even remotely quality these days. Along the same lines as Yuengling or Rolling Rock.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2008
16oz can from Racetrack Liquors (Tampa, FL). Pours a clear golden color with a one-finger white, bubbly head that settles slowly. Aroma is bread, yeast, straw, grass, faint hops. Flavor is slightly sweet, hints of nuts and honey. Generally light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel. This is consistent on finish as well. FInish is generally quick and slightly bitter-sour. Good for a day at the beach, but not what I would want to drink all the time.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blklab2007 (2027) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 16, 2008
bottle poured light golden with active carbonation and a quickly falling one finger head. aroma is real light corn, grain, and malt at a stretch. flavor is what one expects, grainy, little skunk, faint touch of bitterness. it is a summer pale lager to drink cold on hot days.

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