DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pounder can. Pours pale gold with 2-finger white head that stays creamy and laces well. Nose is grainy pale malt, , hopcitrus. Tastes grainy, pale malty, like a typical brewpub summer ale. Not offensive by any means, but not a lot going on flavor or aroma-wise.
scarletfire65 (734) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can. Pours a clear bright yellow. The aroma is floral and grassy. Light bodied, medium carbonation, light citrus flavors, cracker, with a very lightly bitter and soft finish, highlighted by some creamy lemon hops. Very drinkable, reminds me of a kolsch, I would like to try it a bit fresher.
squidknuckle (17) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2012 The Rate Beer score on this beer is oddly low. For the style it was at the top of its class for summer ales available in CT in 2011 and should prove an even bigger hit having tried the 2012. I manage a wine/beer store where we specialize in anything non-macro/mainstream and get first hand feedback on just about everything beerwise in this state whether or not we sell it. Narragansett Summer is wildly popular. We can’t keep it in stock. Beer reps from other companies buy it in multiple case drops for personal consumption.
The 2011: 16oz can; very fresh; light gold; even, white, low head; very light citrus and hay/grass aromas; light and dry yet smooth and creamy on the edges. An instant favorite for almost everyone I know. 3.8 for the 2011.Can’t wait for next year’s.
The 2012: 16oz can cold off the presses. I was startled to taste an even better, yet true to its original form, version of last year’s work of near perfection. Read about the 2011 above and add the following list of diminutive augmentations: Just a weensy bit more body. A teensy bit more length on the finish. Possibly just slightly dryer. A tad bit brighter. Its greatest departure from last year is the decidedly more pillowy and persistent head. Tough to make a better summer ale than this. BRAVO Narragansett. 4.2 for the 2012
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(16oz can) Pours a clear yellow body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of florals, biscuit, and grass. Flavor of biscuit, grass, citrus, and herbs with mild bitterness in the finish.
kidmartinek (2446) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like the Rhode Island coast in the summer. Brilliant. Clear golden with slow rising bubbles. Light, fruity and salty flavor. Almost like a gose. Me like.
regspeir (194) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to victory4me for sharing this. Pint can into a standard pint glass. Pours golden yellow with a large 3-fingered white head that, even after some time, still was almost a finger’s worth. Lacing was thin but present throughout. Nose is sweet with elements of lemon, grain and toasted malt. Taste was lemongrass, sweet malts, and hints of grassy hops. The finish is dry, crisp and light. The mouthfeel was on the light side, as expected, and mildly carbonated. This was a pleasant surprise and, reported inexpensive, would be a go-to summer standby…except we don’t get it here (that I am aware of).
jredmond (4003) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can split with Andrew and streets. Pours a golden yellow body with lots ofs foamy head. Aroma is tin and hops. Mouthfeel is thin with light hops and citrus aftertaste.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up a sixer of tallboy cans at Decicco’s. Poured into a pint glass.
Pou yields a bright, clear brew that is golden in color with a thin white head and some very light lacing. Some spots, though not all that much. The nose carries a bit of light grain, though not much of any accompanying sweetness. No real hop presence in the nose or flavor, though a bit of bitterness comes through in the finish. Really plain overall. However, something about the chemistry that I do enjoy. No hops and the malt really brings neither malt flavor nor sweetness. Well made with no real flaws in execution. Kind of bland, but satisfying.
Serving type: can
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big fat can at Glimmerglass way too late in the night, the night before before BCTC. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Light musk, crisp grain and wheat. Clean and sweet, lots of wheat. Crisp and grainy. Sweet toast and grain on the finish.
kevd193213 (794) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can. Golden yellow pour with a medium fizzy white head. Aroma of lemon and faint hops. Smooth taste with a slight bitter finish. Not great, but pretty good on a hot summer day.