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Narragansett Fest - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

263 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 11
Gots: 10 | 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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BeerNinja007

New Hampshire

2.03/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Picked up this pint can for $1.79 at Harvest Fine Wine in West Hartford CT. Served cold in a chilled pint glass.

Beautiful clear orange copper brew gives a nice inch of stable jiggly light tan foam. Smell is fairly hop-forward at first, but spicy cinnamon quickly invades with a bit of toasty malt. Mouthfeel is sharp and fizzy. Taste is of muddy hop and a bunch of peppery alcohol. This isn't a high ABV brew, but the absence of malt body allows the modest level of alcohol to dominate the palate. The tiny bit of malt and spice doesn't do nearly enough.

A damn shame because the look and smell were very promising, but after that it got pretty terrible. Not worth finishing, bleh.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 00:20:29 | More by BeerNinja007
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cjgator3

Florida

2.13/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A- Pours a dark orangish brown color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is pretty weak. I can pick up on some toasted malts but not much else. 

T- The taste like the aroma is definitely on the bland side. The toasted malt is in the background, but the taste seems overly watered down. There is just a touch of hops in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, I thought this was a pretty bad beer. I wouldn't purchase this one again.

Serving type: can

09-18-2011 05:00:47 | More by cjgator3
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

2.35/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had a few of these at Salem Oktoberfest 'cause the refills were $1 cheaper than all others and there was no line.

Orange with a thin head. Looks best sloshing in a stein or spilling during an agressive toast. Prosit!

Aroma is sweet caramel malt with some toasty depth. Taste is overly sweet caramel. Extremely sweet on the tongue. This tastes like a beer beer that should come with a paper bag wrapper.

In retrospect the lack of a line should have clued me in that no one wants this stuff.

Serving type: can

09-23-2011 00:11:14 | More by donkeyrunner
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tclapper

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

01-14-2012 05:40:30 | More by tclapper
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braican

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

09-09-2012 15:13:58 | More by braican
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mobrockman

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

11-21-2013 01:37:44 | More by mobrockman
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Kerne

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

11-10-2013 15:59:29 | More by Kerne
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DouglasChasse

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

09-05-2012 00:20:41 | More by DouglasChasse
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chemicalhero

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

01-28-2014 16:59:19 | More by chemicalhero
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

09-04-2013 18:33:22 | More by Rekrule
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Sudbury_Duffy

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

07-19-2014 23:31:00 | More by Sudbury_Duffy
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

2.78/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Narragansett Fest Lager has a thick, soapy, cream-colored head and a clear, minimally bubbly, amber appearance, with significant lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet & sour malt, and the flavor is of metal, the sweet, somewhat sour brown bread taste, no bitterness, and indistinguishable grain. Mouthfeel is low medium, and Narragansett Fest Lager finishes crisp, fairly refreshing, mostly dry, and metallic. Overall, this is an inferior fall beer.

RJT

Serving type: can

11-11-2012 14:14:54 | More by RonaldTheriot
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dirkchivers

California

2.95/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very excited about this new offering from Narragansett. Hopefully by expanding the line they can get around to opening at least a specialties brewery in RI soon, or at least update their site with the progress of that project.

A - Nice clear amber appearance. Huge head that dies away slowlish.
S - It smells exactly like East Kent Goldings on the boil. There's a light presence of malt aroma, but not significant. This primarily smells like fresh wort, not a finished beer.
T - The flavor profile is a bit haphazard; the flavours don't quite seem to have achieved cohesion at this point. It reminds me of homebrew a lot, i would let this sit in secondary longer to mellow. The hops taste very green and grassy but attribute a noticeable bitterness that doesn't compliment the malts. There's a could balance in the malt characteristics and it has sufficient residual sugars, but there's still a dry quality going on.
M - medium bodied, as it should be, but it doesn't dry up on the end and leaves the tongue feeling a bit slick.
D - I'm actually finding this very drinkable as it tastes like homebrew - a bit wacky, but not scary, thus enjoyable.

As a homebrewer i can appreciate an unbalanced beer for its uniqueness, but for a marketed product the flavor profile should be more cohesive.

Serving type: can

09-09-2010 20:20:08 | More by dirkchivers
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DarthTremens

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-16-2012 02:52:39 | More by DarthTremens
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amp138

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-20-2012 19:52:05 | More by amp138
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Syraquse

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-16-2013 02:21:42 | More by Syraquse
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -17.4%

11-18-2011 03:20:33 | More by nmann08
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-30-2013 13:43:57 | More by jacewg
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zbloom

New York

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-01-2012 18:15:06 | More by zbloom
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Soto

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-06-2013 22:21:02 | More by Soto
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-21-2013 22:40:00 | More by hockeyfighter19
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

10-22-2013 18:58:50 | More by xnicknj
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.4%

05-15-2013 00:37:52 | More by JAHMUR
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swierczt

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-04-2013 18:55:51 | More by swierczt
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Screper

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.4%

10-17-2012 02:12:31 | More by Screper
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Narragansett Fest from Narragansett Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.