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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.43   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2660) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2008
It pours into the glass with a remarkably faint aroma. There are notes of rice, as in rice crisp cereal, and other vague cereal graininess. There’s also a sharp huskiness to go with that. It starts with a firm presence up front with plenty of carbonation, and seemingly no shortage of malt, except heading towards the end, which dries out and finishes empty. There’s a lingering grainy sugary quality, as well as just a touch of bittering hop. The appearance is crystal clear, residing somewhere between straw and gold, and it manages to produce a full white pitted foamy head.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Not too much to say about this one. Pretty unexceptional, and I doubt it really has a tribal affiliation. At least the bottle is sort of nice.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
beerguy12 (23) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2008
has an after taste that I can only describe as turpentine and leaves a oil like coating that you can feel on your tongue for hours

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 14, 2008
This is definitely my cheap-ass crappy beer of choice. That’s my RI pride talking!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brouwser (119) - gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 En cannette, prise à Hull, Nantasket Beach, MA. Bière d’apparance fantastique au premier service. Jaune dorée, claire, brillante, avec de grosses bulles qui collent aux bords du verre. Col blanc très mince. Vraiment belle. Le nez est très sucré, parfum de riz, de mais, sans houblon ou presque. Très léger parfum de pin. Goût définitivement trop sucré, faible houblon, pas assez amère... Arrière-goût de pain dorée et de levures. Bière ordinaire, ce pourrait être une bière d’occasion si elle n’était pas tant sucrée...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2007
16oz. can into pint. Pours a bright yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is heavy of corn and grains. Flavor of corn with a slight, bitter finish. Has a light, watered-down mouthfeel. Drinkable, but nothing to jump up and down about.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - 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.

   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.

   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.

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