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RATINGS: 378   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 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 (1727) - 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 (1987) - 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?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2010
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez The Oar (Block Island, RI). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’une mince col crémeux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales et d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #3157)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2010
12oz. Bottle: Faint aroma of grain, straw, and a hint of hops. Poured yellow/gold in color with a very large, creamy, rocky, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet. Tastes of corn and grain. Light body. Slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Corn and grain finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
RobertDale (5263) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 30, 2010
On tap. Light yellow with average white head. Faint aroma of malt with a little hops. Tastes similar, a touch sweet. Average lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Arayaga2 (2102) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Clear, almost headless yellow. Sweet aroma, odd sweet mineral taste, and low carbonation with a slippery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Clear, light yellow with a decent head. Mostly reminded me of a BMC with a bit more flavor to it. A decent lager, but it would be low on my list of recommendations.

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