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Review: Narragansett Cream Ale

Posted by Steve Greenlee  March 2, 2012 11:28 AM

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narragansett cream 007.jpgNarragansett Beer has a new year-round beer. Narragansett Cream Ale will soon start showing up on store shelves, joining the Rhode Island company's other year-round beers, Narragansett Lager and Narragansett Light.

Like each of Narragansett's seasonal ales, the cream ale is darn good. Clear gold with a tall, fluffy head and lots of carbonation bubbles rising to the top, it smells lemony with light, grassy hops on the aroma. The beer tastes totally clean and has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Lemon accents come through, along with a subtle hop profile, though the beer has no bitterness whatsoever.

Narragansett Beer, I should point out, is not the Narragansett Brewery, which closed in 1981. Former Nantucket Nectars president Mark Hellendrung bought the Narragansett name in 2005 and contracts out the brewing (though he is looking to establish a physical brewery). Though the lager is based on 'Gansett's original recipe, the other brews are new -- and quite good.

Narragansett Cream Ale is 5 percent alcohol by volume. A six-pack of 16-ounce cans costs around $9.

Email me at greenlee@globe.com. Follow me on Twitter @SteveGreenlee.

Gary Dzen

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Gary Dzen writes about craft beer here and in the Globe when he's not covering the Celtics for Boston.com. He can be reached at gdzen@boston.com. Follow him on Twitter @GaryDzen.
 

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