Narragansett Lager

June 10th, 2011 by in Other Beer Reviews

A little history from their site:

5.0% Alcohol by Volume and 12 IBUs. A classic American lager and the workhorse of the Gansett stable. Available all year long in bottle, can and on tap! We brew our lager with six row malt, seedless hops, corn from Iowa, our lager strain (the same one the brewery has depended on since just after Prohibition), and the purest water from Lakes Ontario and Hemlock.

This beer is brewed just right for drinking—crisp and refreshing. It’s got more flavor than other premium lagers, yet it’s one of the most drinkable beers in the world. Narragansett has the highest rating of all domestic premium lagers on BeerAdvocate.com, and received the bronze medal for American Lagers at the 2008 World Beer Cup. 2010 Gold Medal winner in the lager category at the 18th Great International Beer Competition in Providence, RI. Winner of bronze medal in the 2010 World Beer Championship.

The Lager is old reliable. It was the first beer brewed by “The Original Six” back in 1890, the bestselling beer in New England from the 1930s to the 1970s, and the official beer of the Boston Red Sox from 1944-1975.

This beer did absolutely nothing for me. I know it has a following up in New England but, meh. Tasted like every other cheap light beer out there. I thought the can was cool and retro, does that give it some bonus points? It does it’s job though and would drink this during any drinking game. 😉

And I swear I didn’t like it even before I found out they used to be the official beer of the Red Sox…

And that’s all I have to say about that…


  • Ken

    The lager is a solid lager, nothing insane about it. Where Narraganssett really shines is their seasonals. If you can try to grab the summer, might be the most reseating beer out

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