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Narragansett Fest - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

259 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 10
Gots: 9 | 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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mbs11

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-29-2012 03:12:37 | More by mbs11
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jsboates


3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-16-2012 14:44:12 | More by jsboates
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Wizzman

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-12-2012 00:31:03 | More by Wizzman
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durkle


4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-05-2012 21:04:15 | More by durkle
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seanh99

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-02-2012 16:46:37 | More by seanh99
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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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tclapper

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-31-2011 12:48:46 | More by Casterbridge
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smithmd4

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-31-2011 07:44:04 | More by smithmd4
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +24%

12-27-2011 16:42:26 | More by Gregwa
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matthewpaul

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-13-2011 22:05:26 | More by matthewpaul
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daliandragon

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's pretty hard for me to pass up any beer that puts Gambrinus, the legendary king of beer on the label. I actually like the regular 'Gansett, so this was a no brainer. The pour reveals a surprisingly attractive Marzen specimen, with a sunny orange hue and gobs of creamy head. Nose is German malts and their attendant baker's chocolate and toffee notes.

This is a fairly decent and authentic brew for the style, with a malt based body and some buttery and toasty flavors in the aftertaste and a bit of 'metalmouth' as well. The overall creaminess of the texture is high, just like the flagship brew from these guys. Must be something in the water up there. For a drinkable sixer of tall boys, you could do a lot worse.

Serving type: can

12-09-2011 02:57:34 | More by daliandragon
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-04-2011 22:13:14 | More by THECPJ
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halfshell

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-23-2011 02:31:26 | More by halfshell
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-22-2011 15:15:04 | More by touchmeimsac
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Wally1912

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +24%

11-19-2011 18:53:37 | More by Wally1912
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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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MasterSki

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to AutumnBeerLove for this extra. Served in a Stone pint glass.

A - Pours with a half-finger of white foam that settles to a near-complete cap and solid collar, leaving behind minimal lace. Transparent bronze body.

S - Apples and toffee, a bit of grape juice. Toasted grains, and a touch of herbal hops.

T - The taste is a bit less sweet, with more grassy and herbal character peaking through and providing some bitterness in the finish. Toasted bread, with a touch of fruitiness and toffee present.

M - Zesty carbonation, dry medium body that's a bit grainy mid-palate but finishes a bit juicy and sticky. No alcohol present, but I didn't expect any at 5.5%.

D - A solid Oktoberfest, but nothing to get too excited about. Was plenty easy to drink the 16oz can - I'm sure these are great for camping or summer at the beach.

Serving type: can

11-18-2011 00:58:10 | More by MasterSki
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BeefyMee

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Crystal clear burnt orange body. Head is thick and generous.

S: Rich, malty, buttery. Maybe a hint of alcohol.

T: Very buttery, especially as it warms. I know a lot of people don't like this quality in a beer, but it's always agreed with me. Malts are big but not over the top. No hop presence to speak of.

Interesting that they abandoned the "Oktober" and just made it "Fest." Well, it's a good example of a Fest, and you gotta love those tall boy cans.

Serving type: can

11-16-2011 23:54:09 | More by BeefyMee
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loupap

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-15-2011 00:51:50 | More by loupap
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-14-2011 19:46:26 | More by UncleJimbo
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BelgianDip

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-14-2011 16:37:15 | More by BelgianDip
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Tartarus

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A&S: Pours a translucent amber with a nice amount of fluffy white head. Smells like the season, pumpkin spices, but the scent is pretty mild.

T&M: Taste is smooth with some mild pumpkin spices. Not very big in flavor, but that can be a good thing when it comes to pumpkin in my eyes. Taste is really pretty average. Mouthfeel is crisp and pretty light.

O: Not bad, but not great either. I've never been a huge fan of the style but this one is okay. I could maybe see myself getting it again next fall.

Serving type: can

11-12-2011 02:30:14 | More by Tartarus
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scootny

New York

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice deep, clear orangey amber with a decent white head that leaves some streaks of lace here and there. Aromas of light orange fruitiness and cinnamon laced pepper. Nice bread and toasted grains. A touch of Sazz hops spiciness. Taste is malty and smooth like a good fest brew with caramel and toasted grains in large supply. A touch of butterscotch in the back with a clean dry finish. Light bread flavors lingering. Feel is gently carbonated with a medium weight that gives an easy drinkability. A nice version that is quite satisfying.

Serving type: growler

11-02-2011 01:20:05 | More by scootny
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Billolick

New York

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Gotta love respectable beer in a 16 ounce can.

Purchased at Green Growler Grocery in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.

Pours clear, dull brownish amber, the off white head is minor in size, goes to a fine bubble film and leaves respectable high bits of lacing.

Bready malt nose, sweet and inviting.

Tasty and malty. Smooth and easy drinking. Bread notes, nutty notes. Some hop dryness late and in the finish...Not bad, pretty good for beer in a can. But basically a middle of the road Octoberfest.

Serving type: can

11-01-2011 22:13:01 | More by Billolick
Narragansett Fest from Narragansett Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.