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Narragansett Fest - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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321 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 129
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 generallee
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%

Presentation: It was poured from a 12 oz can into small German style mug. The can lists the abv at 5.5% abv and there is a short description of the beer as well.

Appearance: The color is a beautiful deep orange amber with great clarity and plenty of visible carbonation. From the aggressive pour I got a tall, white and frothy head. It settles down fairly quick and just maintains a wispy thin film covering. Lacing is minimal and very slick.

Smell: It has a very malty nose with earthy hops for balance. Mostly I pick notes of caramel, toffee, fresh bread.

Taste / Palate: The flavor is classic German lager all the way. It has a fresh bready maltiness loaded with a nutty, caramel and nougat like character. Hops adds a light earthy dryness and bitterness. The feel is right on for the style and very drinkable.

generallee, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

lou50rp, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

ninaturner, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

1Sundown2C, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Doomcifer, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

tdm168, Aug 21, 2014
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3.42/5  rDev -5.8%

Patlee3324, Aug 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

ordinarymatt, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

PaleAleWalt, Aug 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

CraftyChuck, Jul 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Sudbury_Duffy, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

nkelley77, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

costanzo_mike, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

psdriscoll, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

dustinjkline, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Pleasure, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

BColton1, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

bellb, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

patrick802, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

TomMcNichols, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Loco_Joe, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

PrimScrewhead, Mar 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

hopley, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of illpass78
4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint can poured into a tankard.

Appearance: Pours a bright orange with a big, thick head (about two inches) that recedes to film over about seven minutes. Carbonation fairly heavy and lacing moderate.

Aroma: Smells like caramel, toasted, buttery bread and sweet malts. Also some piny hops in there, and a floral character.

Taste: Very tasty marzen. The taste follows the nose, but is bolder. A sweet caramel character dominates, but toast and malts are also very present. Definitely a solid German-style lager. Finishes strong, too.

Mouthfeel: The body is just right. Just dense enough.

Overall: This is definitely worth seeking out among the parade of marzens that hits the market every fall. It stands out because of it's malt-forward character and because it's a pretty solid buy (six tallboys for around $9-$10). The sweetness is there but it's far from overpowering. I paired this with pupusas, plantains and rice & beans and it was perfect; I love pairing Latin American food with German-style lagers. I'd have this again for sure - next time probably in season (found it on sale among fall remainders).

illpass78, Mar 08, 2014
Narragansett Fest from Narragansett Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.