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RATINGS: 340   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.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
puboflyons (2416) - 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 (1499) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippystomper (35) - Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Since I live in Narragansett it’s hard to avoid drinking this at least monthly. It really doesn’t differ much from other cheap american lagers but it isn’t terrible. The flavor is maybe a bit more complex than Bud/PBR etc. Oh, and it’s pretty cheap and comes in sweet red 16oz cans. Woo! Gansett!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a clear straw color with a small foamy alabaster head. Aroma is of sweet malt and hay. Taste is of sweet malt and nice yeast. Crisp, light bodied and well carbonated. Ending is watery and faint.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevd193213 (903) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Glad to see this back in Rhode Island, though sadly its not made here anymore and is made in NY by a contract brewery. Dirty golden pour. Large bubbles, fizzy bright white head. Taste is bitter, with a particularly strong finish for this style, with some hops. Good to almost great for a pale lager, and has more bite that most.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mansquito (3980) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2006
This was surprisingly smooth for a relatively cheap and hoppy taste. Very smooth and grainy. Defiantely worth drinking. (not metallic from bottles as previous reviewer noted) It is about as cheap as the macro brews and a superior beer in virtually every single way. Definately a good blind buy.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2006
Not a fine beer, but a cheap beer. Slightly metallic (from can, I know, but I couldn’t find it in bottles) and grainy taste. Fairly reminiscent of PBR, perhaps with a bit more flavor. Pretty good pale lager. I’ve had much worse.


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