[Beer] Narragansett Light

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Narragansett Light

Today I will be reviewing Narragansett Light beer, I loved the regular lager but how will its light version rate.

I am not typically a light beer drinker but I had a bud light or few back in my college days. To review this one I will compare it against Bud light as a baseline.

The pour of the light beer is beautiful. It lands in the glass and creates a fluffy cloud of ivory white foam on the top of the glass that is short lived. The beer is very clear and is a light amber straw color. The smell is extremely malty and of slight hops on the nose. The carbonation is on the averages size.

The taste is almost exactly what I detected in smell. Both the malt and hops notes are extremely light. The finish is some what dry and somewhat bitter. This beer is very drinkable still however. It’s a beer for a good pub pizza, a day on the lawnmower, or pacing yourself during a football day or in multiple rounds of beer pong. I probably would not buy this one again, but as I stated I am not a light beer drinker. If I could give it grade it would receive a B-, and may occasionally be in my fridge for guests that drink light beer and for parties and mixed bomb drinks.

Although I wasn’t wow’d by this light beer, I didn’t really expect to be since I am used to much stronger and more complex full calorie brews. I still highly recommend you check out the Gansett Lager and I will be reviewing the upcoming Gansett Porter when it lands in a few weeks.

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[Beer] Narragansett Lager

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Gansett Lager

Hi-Neighbor! I recently received samples from a local New England brewery, can you guess which one? That’s right! Narragansett brewing is now back in New England. Lager is one of the oldest styles of beers produced in the United States dating back to the 1890’s. This old-timer beer was once almost lost for good back in 1983 when increased competition, aging facilities, increasing operating costs, employee issues, and outdated equipment sunk the once proud brewery in Rhode Island. In 2005 Mark Hellendrung and a group of investors resurrected the brew by buying the rights from Falstaff and are now trying to get a brewery back in Rhode Island to call their own. But for now you can support the cause on their website and purchase their product in stores all around New England.

This crisp lager pours into my pint glass and fills with a deep golden-yellow fill with a white foam head about one and a half fingers thick. The is great, a deep deep grainy cereal smell with some floral notes.

The taste is very good for a discount premium lager, the discount only being the price. Big gulps of what tastes like freshly cut grain and a sweet clean finish. You do get a bite of spice the longer the taste lingers. It is pretty highly carbonation which I quite enjoy. This is a drink I can subscribe too. Macro produced, by with a neighborly feel , a nostalgic flair, a mighty taste payload, and beats the hell out of the other retro lagers out there.

I definitely suggest you try the flagship drink for the Narragansett brewing company at your next outing or cook out, or even just because.