michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz. Can: Surprisingly decent aroma of hops, pine, cereal, and malt. Poured yellow in color with a large, creamy, dense, foamy, white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, corn, grass, hops, and grain. Light to medium body. Tingly, coating, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter, malt, corn, hop, grass finish is dry. Better than I expected.
TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tall boy. Golden pour with a small white head. Nose is grassy, herbal hops, light citrus, biscuit malts, light honey. Similar flavor, maybe some corny lager flavor pops in, but overall its very refreshing and dry. Pretty good considering. Will definitely pick some more up when I go somewhere that doesnt allow bottles.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAY 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a foamy white head. Lots of active carbonation. Light zesty hops and a bit of grain. Refreshing. Not a flavor powerhouse but quite the thirst quencher. A few of these on the porch would make for a fine summer evening.
jjuf1853 (1193) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can (16 oz.) at World of Beer Land O Lakes. Pours a clear pale yellow with a foamy white head. Very mild yet flavourful at the same time. Easy drinking Summer ale. Not bad.
DocLock (7198) - 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 (827) - 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 (20) - 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 (11740) - 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 (2968) - 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 (196) - 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).