Narragansett’s Cream Ale will not be the brewery’s newest year round offering. The decision comes after Narragansett asked the public to decide whether Rye Ale or Cream Ale would get promoted.
Related to a pale lager, cream ale is generally brewed to be light and refreshing with a straw to pale golden color and fairly subdued hop and malt flavor. While a top-fermented ale, Cream ales typically undergo an extended period of cold-conditioning or lagering after the primary fermentation is complete, reducing fruity esters and giving the beer a clean, smooth flavor.
This isn’t Narragansett’s first cream ale. The brewery had one in the 60’s & 70’s.