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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.43   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.

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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (2247) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Can’t believe I’ve never reviewed this - of all the times when I lived on the East Coast and would pound this on the New England beaches. Well, anyways, ok, here goes. The appearance is a bright yellow close to a golden amber with a thin less than a half fingered soapy head that fell fast. The aroma has a lot of corn and coming through in a super sweetness The taste is lightly sweet through the corn with a thin sweet corn aftertaste and watery finish. The palate is watery and comes across more than sessionable, whoah, yeah this stuff is just super sessionable. Carbonation is fairly subdued as there’s nothing really inadequate on the mouth or tongue. Overall, well, its an American Adjunct Lager, what can one say or do. I say Beach beer/BBQ beer if anything. I’d take this over any wine any day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Pours with bright clarity , golden amber with a soapy head that fell fast. Nose is corn, grits, corn sweetness and some fresh cut hay. Lightly sweet and no apple on the nose at all. Taste is light, lightly sweet and has a bit of thin apple. Thin malt with a bit of light watery body . Touch of sulfur on the nose at first but that dissipates. Smooth but has a nice bite on the tongue from carbonation. Refreshing with no real hop bitter - maybe a hint of it and some lemon in the dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
60minuteman (852) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Can. Clear pale red color. Not much smell, maybe some hop and grass. Taste is slightly sweet, maybe caramel? Very thin and approachable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lemke10 (824) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2014
This pours a clear, golden yellow color with a thick, fizzy head. The aroma is slightly malty and grainy. The taste is fairly simple and light. This is fairly decent tasting for being a lighter beer. I would definitely take this over a Miller/Bud/Coors any day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maddmatt639 (280) - Pacifica, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Some lacing with light retention. Smells of sweet malt, floral and grass. Tastes of sweet malt, slight hops and vegetables. Very smooth and clean. Very, very slight bitterness in the end. Sweet all the way through. Great for a macro lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nealblind (911) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 7, 2014
clear gold pour big head. aroma of wheat slight sour. tastes of malt, buttery, slight bitterness. About as good as you could get from a macro/almost a real beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1140) - Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Nearly clear yellow. No real body, but pretty refreshing. Creamy head, possibly from the journey. Pretty flavorful lager. Thanks Erin for helping me finally tick off Rhode Island.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
samsmith33 (399) - - DEC 29, 2013
Aroma is barley and sour. Pale yellow orange. No head. Taste is Vegetables, grapefruit. Weak carbonation. Not good , but some character exists.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vomit (173) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2014 "Made on Honor, Sold On Merit"? WTF? Nothing like Blatz: "Made With Cheapness....Sold with alacrity!" So there you have it. I went to school in Rochester and not once tasted one of these little gems. For that, I feel shame. Or not. So keep the "Nasties" on hand for your neighbors & pushy clergymen. Keep the "good stuff" aka Blatz for yourself. Trust me, I’ve been to Milwaukee, so I ought to know. And if you cant trust me, really who can you trust?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Exactly what you are looking for in this type of beer. Finishes far cleaner than many of the other competitors.

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