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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Roll out the Barrel: 4.2% Alcohol by Volume and 24 IBUs. This year, we’re brewing a summer seasonal for the first time! Our Summer Ale is an easy-drinking, session Pale Ale that pays homage to ‘Gansett’s original Pale Ale. Available on tap and in 16oz cans from May – August, the Summer Ale is too good to miss! Quality Supreme: Narragansett Summer is a light session ale made with two row pale malt and citra hops. The citra hops are a very popular, newer variety that deliver aromas of citrus and passion fruit without overpowering the taste buds. The beer is blonde in color and the mild kiss of the hops complement the pale malt perfectly, making it extremely drinkable. The draft is brewed in small batches at Trinity Brew House in Providence and Cottrell Brewery in Pawcatuck, CT, and the tall boy cans are brewed at High Falls Brewery in Rochester, NY. Quality Supreme: Narragansett Summer is a light session ale made with two row pale malt and citra hops. The citra hops are a very popular, newer variety that deliver aromas of citrus and passion fruit without overpowering the taste buds. The beer is blonde in color and the mild kiss of the hops complement the pale malt perfectly, making it extremely drinkable. The draft is brewed in small batches at Trinity Brew House in Providence and Cottrell Brewery in Pawcatuck, CT, and the tall boy cans are brewed at High Falls Brewery in Rochester, NY. Taste & Enjoy: The Summer Ale pours golden, producing a generous white head, and perfect carbonation. The malt flavor is smooth and subtle, balanced out by a crisp hop bitterness. Aromas of mixed fruits are very evident, but mild on the palate. The superior drinkability and lower alcohol content make this beer perfect for summer sessions on the beach, the boat, the backyard patio, or at the ballgame. The History: While history tells us that Narragansett Lager is the beer that made ‘Gansett famous, the brewery also began producing a wide variety of ales when it opened in the late 1800’s. Pale Ale, Select Stock Ale, and Banquet Ale were all staples in the Narragansett Beer line-up long before Curt Gowdy first popularized the phrase “Hi neighbor, have a ‘Gansett!” during Red Sox broadcasts. In fact, the old brewery had an entire four-story building dedicated to the “Ale Department” throughout most of the 20th century, and the Narragansett Ales outsold the Lager until the 1940’s. It has been documented that American tastes changed from darker and more bitter ales to lighter and easier drinking lagers after Prohibition for two reasons. First, waves of immigrants from lager-drinking Central and Eastern European countries had come to America during the early 1900’s, and second, thousands of American GI’s returned home from Europe with years of lager drinking experiences after World War I and World War II. Yet while it was Narragansett’s award-winning lager that helped propel the brand to the status of the #1 beer in New England by the late 1940’s, the ales continued to be a valuable part of the ‘Gansett portfolio well into the 1970’s.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2399) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Can from drabmuh. Thanks Matt! The beer is completely transparent and yellow in color, with a finger of white head that displays lasting retention and leaves ample lacing on the glass (not a run-on sentence, though it feels that way). Steady effervescence emanates from the depths of the pint glass. After fifteen minutes, no let up. Impressive. The aroma is great, especially considering the beer is so low in alcohol. Light fruits and the smell of summer. Mmm... The flavor is delicious. I could throw back several of these in a session. Perfectly balanced and teeming with flavor, this is certainly a top notch example of the style. I definitely want more of this. Recommended. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 07-18-2011

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fsbw21086 (329) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Good refreshing summer. Bought on a whim. Aug 30 trying to keep summer alive. Stoked on 16oz cans of delish. Light mouthfeel citrus slightly fruity and fizzy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (3749) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2012
16oz can. Looks light. Aroma of caramel and pale malts plus a good amount of floral and light citrus hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A good summer ale.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mellocello (43) - - AUG 11, 2012
Drank from a 16 oz. can. Very clear tasty summer ale with a nice hoppy taste and golden hue.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2012
The aroma isn’t much. It’s watery hops and malt. The appearance is golden with a large head. The taste is like the aroma with a slight metallic hop. The palate is thin. Overall nothing special here but drinkable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5344) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 16 oz can. Light gold pour, slight trace of lacing, brief bubbly white head. Aroma is slightly buttery with a hint of salty spice. Crisp flavor with nice subtle light citrusy bitterness, some saffron like spiciness, some creamy buttery notes. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Another solid entrant from Narragansett (or whoever brews their stuff now).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
haugeberg (71) - - AUG 4, 2012
Poured from can into pint glass. A very tasty summer ale with a sweet, honey like and a very smooth finish. A new summer favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Pours a golden color with a very thick head. A little sweetness to the smell that’s offputting. Fairly bland, but decent, taste. Fairly unmemorable.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Well the can is a nice blue color. Fizzy but a deep yellow color with a good head. Aroma is light grapefruit but corn malt tides in. Mild sweet and grass taste. As a cheap beer it suits me fine.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
IPAsavedMYlife (344) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Nose is kind of like a pale mixed with poo. Head is loose and white. color is straw, maybe slightly hazy. Carbonation seems to be reasonable. 16 oz tallboy, oh yeah! Taste is a bit muted, more like some macro swill. These days just saying "people used to love are beer isn’t enough" the consumer wants more. These guys are living in a dream world... I mean there’s a surfer on the front... I don’t think I’ll be seeing any surfers in Rochester anytime soon.... maybe surfing the snow. Grow some balls and some spine, and make a better brew. Quit trying to ride out the Narragansett name. On the opposite end of the spectrum, these guys are brewing something that would be extremely hard for any brewer except for the commercial breweries. If I owned this label, I would take bud head on. Its just different enough for the macro swill morons to take on. This garbage deserves to be $8 a 12 Pk.


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