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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.43/5   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pkbites (765) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Average macro looking pour with little aroma. Huge ***WHITE*** head dies immediately but leaves a bit of lacing on the glass. I disagree with those that say this has a lot of carbonation. An initial foamy head is not the same as nucleation point carbonation. This has a flat, almost dry consistency. I would rate this the same as the average macro, except it does have a good bitterness in the background. This lifts the score quite a bit. Not great, but alright. I like the retro looking cans, and $4.99 for a six pack of pints at Breeze Thru Wine & Spirits (Wauwatosa, WI) is pretty good. Went well with a Jimmy Johns sandwich, probably goes great with a ball park hot dog slathered in mustard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffbot (129) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Solid, solid pale lager right here. Pours a gold color, no real head. Aroma of yeast, corn. Taste is corn, grass, hay, malt. Compared against the big beers that are similar style, this is way better. Tastes like a good default cheap beer for when the budget is low.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (7858) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2015
pretty clean and refreshing, if not quite breaking the pale lager mold. Agree w the percentages...low for a beer, very high in the pale lager class.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slubgob (249) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Tall boy into mug. Golden yellow, good white head. Looks pretty carbonated. Mild corn suggestion in nose, typical cheap American lager scent. Light in the mouth, more fading notes of cereal, just a touch of body. Mild hops. Finishes quick and light. Satisfying inexpensive domestic brew, better than bud, cos, etc.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ffaoe (368) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2015
faint lager aroma. golden and clear in color with decent head. light in flavor but smooth and refreshing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AlainG (1650) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
C’est malheureux que la mousse ne fasse qu’une brève apparition. La bière est d’un blond doré. Ça sent le malt et le miel. Il y a des saveurs maltées dans la plus répandue des façons. C’est sucré. Un peu poivré. Un peu herbacé. Merci mon frère! Allons affronter "Jaws" maintenant. (1590-180915)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Pours a pale gold with a thick white head. Aroma of lager yeast, biscuit and creamed corn. Taste is light corn, biscuit and lager yeast. Light and smooth, great lager. I don’t understand the low ratings on this, it is what they claim it to be. Great representation of the style!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
growler6 (70) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Lots of carbonation, much better in a glass than straight out of a can or bottle. Mild corn sweetness, grassy and watery. No bitterness to speak of. Slightly salty finish. A nice change of pace that goes well with hot dogs and fried or steamed clams. One of the best budget beers out there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
acearl (444) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Can to glass, watery clear yellow hue with diminishing creamy white head, no lacing, smells of grain, light bread malt, some grass, thin texture, somewhat watery yet refreshing, not much to it but good for what it is, drinkable especially in the summer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (1257) - Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2015
16oz can into pils glass, bubbly clear golden color with white head. Aroma notes of pale malt sweetness, straw, tad grain and faint grass. Taste adds bread, corn and faint herbal bitterness. Light body, heavy-moderate carbonation, crisp with light corn, more than expected hop bitter finish. Not flavor country for sure but very solid for a pale lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Really nice light beer. It is smooth and refreshing. One of my favorites. Light in color and aroma.

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