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Narragansett Fest - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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324 Ratings
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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 13
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Narragansett Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Vienna, Pilsner, Light and Dark Munich malts make up the backbone of this beast, and Northern Brewer & Tettnanger hops are added to give it a crisp but subtle hop flavor.

22 IBU

(Beer added by: mostpoetsdo on 09-03-2010)
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Photo of oberon
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a brilliant bronze into a 1/2 liter stein,a large fluffy white crown atop,Oktoberfest beer for my money are the prettiest beers out there.Caramel malt and light toast in the nose,I would like a little more depth to not only the aromas but the flavors as well.Sweet and somewhat doughy with light drying in the finish,with a little more crispness this would be top notch,as is its decent.Not a bad O-fest beer,for $5.99 a six pack of 16oz cans its awesome,Narragansett is actually some good shit.

oberon, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of Trashcat
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Trashcat, Tuesday at 07:14 PM
Photo of DuffDaddy
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Six from Total Wine in Plantation. Good Oktoberfest....

DuffDaddy, Monday at 04:26 PM
Photo of LoudRed
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

LoudRed, Monday at 02:18 PM
Photo of newbeeraday
3/5  rDev -17.4%

newbeeraday, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of Goldfishman
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Goldfishman, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of everythingiszen
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Want a Marzen but only have 6 bucks? This. Above avg Oktoberfest in tall boys for the right price. Would choose this over any low-end marzen (and cheap beers in general).

everythingiszen, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of BeerMeister8
4/5  rDev +10.2%

BeerMeister8, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of Silverandblack5
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Silverandblack5, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of brureview
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Poured a dark reddish copper color in a stein.

The aroma is sweet fruit, spice, and malt.

The beer is very carbonated as expected in the style.

The taste is fruity, finished with a crips,bitter hoppiness.

Overall, an excellent Ocktoberfest. A beer brewed in this style needs to have a prominent taste and aroma, and a crisp bitterness.This is an enjoyable beer- easy to drink, with a rich aroma, taste and finish.
Gansett gets better and better!

brureview, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of dfecteau
3/5  rDev -17.4%

dfecteau, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of Urk1127
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Urk1127, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

zestar, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of Kinger86
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Kinger86, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of meehandennis
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

meehandennis, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of nthpete
4/5  rDev +10.2%

nthpete, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of lambpasty
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

lambpasty, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of Shikitohno
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Shikitohno, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of Beric
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving: 16oz can into a pint glass
Served: 17 October 2014

Appearance: Pours a nice clover-honey amber color. Crystal clear with some good carbonation coming up the sides. The head initially pours to about 1.5 fingers but diminishes rather quickly, leaving a soapy sheen on top. A little lacing.

Smell: Slightly sweet caramel smells along with some dark wheat bread. Standard 'beery' smells. Easily the weakest component of this beer.

Taste: Surprisingly good for a cheap Oktoberfest! This one is right up there in my opinion with SA Octoberfest. Soft, sweet maltiness, low to no bitterness. Easy drinking from start to finish, but an Oktoberfestbier that still preserves some of the traditional malty flavors meant to be in an Oktoberfest. Very refreshing.

Feel: Excellent crisp mouthfeel with great carbonation.

Overall: One of Narragansett's best in my opinion, and a traditional beer they make quite well. If I were to have an Oktoberfest party, this is one beer I wouldn't mind buying in quantity for guests. A good Oktoberfest. Above average.

Beric, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of VonZipper
3/5  rDev -17.4%

VonZipper, Oct 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Dizzy242, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Kendo
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the tall-boy can into a pilsner glass. Body is a nice orangey-amber when backlit with a half-finger whitish head on top. Nice collar of lace up top.

S: A bit of caramel malt is about it. Not a particularly strong nose, though I'm probably serving this a tad bit on the cold side.

T: Sweeter than I like for my Octoberfests, but it's not cloying or bad in any sense - it just doesn't hit my "sweet spot" (so to speak). Modest caramel malt and a faintly nutty flavor in the back. FInishes modestly sweet but relatively clean. After a few sips I seem to get a faintly lemony finish. That provides some balance.

M: Light in heft with a faint slickness in the feel. Carbonation is appropriate - nice fine bubbles rise throughout, and on the palate it's OK.

O: A decent beer for what it is: a cheap Octoberfest.

Kendo, Oct 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

sbrock22, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

danwis16, Oct 07, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +9.1%

mgarvin14, Oct 03, 2014
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Narragansett Fest from Narragansett Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.