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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   SEASONAL: Summer   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.


fsbw21086's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fsbw21086 (473) - 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


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
blueshockey24 (440) - Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Can. Pours golden with white head. Aroma is sweet and floral. Taste is sweet honey malty and floral with a floral honey finish. Pretty light and thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (6040) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Can: Clear gold with a thick white head. Peppery, grainy aroma. Taste is a lot like a pale lager....barley malt mainly....not a lot of APA tones..... An ok beer.....just not much to style.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
shrubber85 (10683) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Can. Corn syrup, malt, and straw aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Moderately sweet corn syrup, biscuit malt, and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Light body. Taste more like a mediocre pale lager.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a light golden. Aroma is kind of sweet, with some nice hop scents. Flavor is grainy/citrus with a dry finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HoppyScallywag (300) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2016
Aroma carries almost nothing. The initial taste is a very light lager in terms of body and hops. There is a small bitterness that hardly presents and doesn't stay long. Pretty disappointed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AlainG (1965) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
Blonde dorée ayant une mousse capitonnée. Un nez très faible de malt et de miel commun. Un goût commercial, sans personnalité. Malté, légèrement amer. Ni déplaisant. Ni étonnant. Effervescence affirmée. Ça convient pour une de ces dernières journées chaudes. (1586-160915)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2558) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2015
not going to repeat a rating when i sign in and the system wants me to sign in again after i make the rating

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2932) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Aroma: Mild Corn, Mild Sweet Malts Appearance: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Thin White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Dry Yeast, Mild Sweet Lemon Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrodooo5 (1487) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Eh, is it really an American pale? Pours surprisingly well - a very nice golden color w/ a white head that leaves good lacing. The aroma is weak as its mainly bready & malty. Taste is quite boring w/ only a hint at bitterness at the very end. There’s not a whole lot of summer about it either other than the lack of flavor! Not very good!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1270) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2015
16 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured clear, golden and bubbly, nice big head and a bit of lacing. Aroma of grass, citrus hops and bread, quite earthy. Taste is sweet, bready, some hop notes. Easy to drink, good summer beer; not bad.


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