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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Can. Pours a clean bright yellowish gold color with a big white foamy head. Nose is light straw and grass with some honey sweetness. Palate is crisp and refreshing with a light film lingering. Flavors of grass and lemon with light straw notes.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldGrowth (2750) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Pint at Tylers Apex. Ok aroma, grassy grainy. Little sourdough, grass, little hop bite, maybe call grapefruit. Clean orange gold color, ok head, faded quick, little to no lace. Bitter flavor. Light body, smooth mouthfeel, smooth dry finish. Meh, not much to get excited about. Tad better flavor than regular.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2012
16oz can pours golden with a white head. Aromas is faint some straw light citrus and light hop notes. Flavor is light and balanced some slight hop. Body is light and finish is crisp

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4135) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Clean yellow pour with one finger foamy white head. Pretty clean nose with a lightly grassy quality and notes of citrus rind. Light flavor, grassy with a lemony quality. Light bodied with a dry finish. Enjoyed this.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
coldbrewky (1457) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Can: Hope exists as can is popped with a re-assuring hop scent escaping. Expected Medium golden with a health white head. Some spotty lingering lacing. It all goes downhill from there. Tinny stale hops entwine themselves about a weaker body and shield it from any real ridicule. Finish is similar but lesser.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Shockingly good. Citra hops and light malts in a refreshing pale blonde ale. ’Ganset" strikes with a winner here for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fernans (33) - Rhode Island, USA - MAY 31, 2012
My favorite "Summer" brew. Not a big fan of the typical summer seasonal wheat beer. Pale clear yellow color belies the rather robust taste you wouldn’t expect. Easy on the palate with a Citrusy start with light hop finish makes this beer truly refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3269) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
can shared at HF anniversary afterparty. solid american lager with a pleasant citrusy hop presence. tasty, sessionable. seems like a good BBQ beer. consumed late in the night though, so who knows.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3910) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2012
bottle share at hill farmstead, this one was surprising. A good hoppy flavor on what seems to be a light saison background

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
joet (2218) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Musty soft hops citrusy and acidic, lemony but not crisp, cereal grape nuts, creamy, spritzy, lines? Bits of vegetal emerge as it warms ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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