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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.42   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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Ahh, the stanky flavor of adjunct. Corn is it? Rice? Who cares, it’s certainly not an old-school craft-brewed beer like they try and claim. If this is the same recipe as 2 generations ago like the distributors tell you, someones grandpops was drinking crap beer.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 5, 2007
16 ounce can from City Market (September 2007), served at fridge temperature from a Samuel Smiths pint glass. The snowy, frothy head is immense and lasting, though it laces little as it falls into the superclear pale golden body….faint toasty aroma, a bit of dry corn, , uhhhh….excessively sweet, syrupy body, low carbonation and little in the way of malt (to go nicely with the nonexistent hops I guess)….drinkable but pointless, with a watery finish as the syrupiness fades.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2007
12oz brown bottle from Tiger Town in Gardiner. Dirty yellow (not quite gold) translucent body with a half inch of off-white head that quickly dissipates. Smells malty with hints of hops and adjuncts. Tastes sweet with just a hint of hop bite toward the finish, with adjuncts playing a bit of a role too. Very clean finish. Definitely the most flavorful American Macro/Pale Lager I’ve had. Lighter in mouthfeel but not watery or thin by any means. Extremely drinkable. I’m actually impressed with this one. And the combination of drinkability, good flavor, and price make this one a beer I’ll be buying regularly.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Ugh. Clear, pale straw color with a small white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma was of sweet corny malts and skunk. The flavor was of sweet, sticky corn with an obvious serving of various cheap adjuncts. Watery body with a sticky, corn syrup finish. Awful beer. Drain pour.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - JUL 31, 2007
So this is it....the FAMOUS Narragansett beer...long have I waited for this moment....AT LAST ---- OK, Actuallly, this is a pretty avg lager. its not too bad, but why is it so famous???? Its made in Rochester not Narrangansett RI...by the way, strong flavor of CORN and METAL HIGH carbonation and BITTER BITTER aftertaste. .90 cents per bottle, so I’m not complaining.....

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
puboflyons (1892) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 16, 2007
16 fl. oz (US) can. Pours yellow. Foamy head with a lot of carbonation. Aroma of straw and metal. Watery. Not a lot of body to it. It was not as atrocious as I was led to believe. Better than some of its counterparts (i.e., Schlitz & Schaefer).

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
bigrond (1443) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2007
this beer was horrible. no flavor, no charatcer....nothing. This beer is a bottom of the barrel brew. I had on vacation and was sicken by it.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2007
I was in the Cape Cod area and was excited to see this one in the beer cooler. It was well-carbonated but quite weak. I was disappointed as I had always heard this was the legendary beer to drink when in New England.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Hey for cheaper old school laeger this is not ad at all! I am quote impressed and I hipe they continue to do well.....it is nice to see some of these hang in and taste good!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DaveB (73) - Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2007
On tap at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. I had not had a "Gansett" since the Budweiser beer strike in 1974. Narragansett was the only beer available at most of the bars on Cape Cod that summer. The new Gansett wasn’t bad. I would drink it again if I see it on tap.


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