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RATINGS: 336   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.

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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.


DYCSoccer17's rating

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DYCSoccer17 (3446) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 22, 2005
16 oz tall boy can. Aroma is very sweet and yeasty. Definitely some banana notes as well as some DMS in the nose. For what it is, it’s not an offensive aroma. Pale golden color with a fizzy small white head. Biscuity, corn-like sweet malty start which persists a while. Nice malty body in the middle and is not overly thin and fizzed. Finishes with a bit of dry bitter hops. Not too bad or offensive.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (938) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2015
Aroma of grains and nuts pours a golden colour with a short lasting white well laced head. Grainy taste with a hint of yeast and nuts. Light body with a grainy finish and a hint of bitterness.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
rdixon77 (1396) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Old rating. Generic cheap pale lager. Wish I had more to say. I like the name and can….Sold on Merit.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Eructoblaster (3253) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
Can - 473ml. Boring blond body with average carbonation and a thin white foamy head. Fair, fresh, malty/hoppy aroma with herbal hints. Its bland corny taste carries some bready notes. Ends with a short herbal/corny finish. Useless, but the vintage can is cool.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AdamJackson (3319) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Pale yellow. I finger head. Bubbly. Draft. Smells like every other pale lager. Lemon, a lot of carbonation. Malty, brown sugar.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HighlanderOne (1047) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Can pour. Aroma of malt and lemon juice. Gold color with white head. Flavors of sweet bread, citrus, hops and pepper. Sticky aftertaste. Needs more hops. Not horrible, but bland and unbalanced.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Piw (279) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2015
355ml Flasche. Klar und golden. Minimale Schaumkrone. Würzig. Leicht süss.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (13529) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Tap at Mission Dolores, Brooklyn. Normally I would not choose this kind of lager in a good beer bar but I noticed that this is a chance to get my first beer from Rhode Island.. at least kind of. Golden color, small white head. Grainy nose. Light to medium-bodied. Flavor is grainy with some sweetcorn and light citrus hoppyness and hints of fruityness. Decent for 16oz/4 usd.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sudomorph (810) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
473ml can. Pours a clear, pale yellow with a half finger, white head. Aroma has slightly sweet notes of grain, and traditional hops. Taste matches the aroma. Grain and faint, traditional hops. Medium body Amy carbonation. Clean and refreshing in the mouth. Overall pretty standard but that?s not a bad thing.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fatehunter (1521) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours a finger and a half of head on a light golden body. The aroma is mild grain. The taste is okay, mild grain and touch of bitter. The texture is light and fizzy. It wasn’t enjoyable, lacked any real aroma or flavor.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gripweed57 (882) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Honey gold color. Large creamy white head. Grainy metallic nose. Upfront flavor mirrors the aroma with a touch of floral hops. This is the atypical independent American lager, much like Rolling Rock used to be. Light bodied and refreshing. Good for when your planning to throw back several on a warm afternoon or evening. Nothing fancy, just a decent value priced light lager.


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