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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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DBosco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-05-2013 04:45:39 | More by DBosco
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

10-03-2013 17:53:22 | More by Kmlund
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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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Stidge77

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-29-2013 04:09:47 | More by Stidge77
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fx20736

New York

3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bought as part of a case of 24 oz cans from Beers of the World on 9/21/13.

poured from a 24 oz can into a mug, served cold.

appearance: light orange with a 1 finger cream colored head. Very nice lacing.

aroma: very malty, reminds me of pancake batter.

mouthfeel: solid, good.

taste: a cloying sweetness grows with each sip. Not much balance here.

notes: my least favorite Naragansett beer.

Serving type: can

09-29-2013 03:17:49 | More by fx20736
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

09-29-2013 00:58:39 | More by jfcaa193
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can was poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Caramel and bready malts followed by noble and grassy hops.

Taste: Caramel and bready notes are light and the aftertaste of the hops is of that traditional European skunk lager taste and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: A little chewy, smooth, light bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty standard octoberfest beer. A bit light and was looking for a bit more sweetness and bready notes.

Serving type: can

09-27-2013 21:15:43 | More by Flounder57
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Horbar

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-26-2013 17:52:35 | More by Horbar
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a deep, candied orange, close to amber. The beer pours with an aggressive head of yellowing bubbles that form a creamy canopy over the beer about two fingers high. The head lasts for quite some time, but when it dissipates, splotches of fluffy foam are left behind. In body the beer is clean yet dark, with a steady stream of carbonation from the bottom of the glass. A dark haze is present in the beer, but the other side of the glass is visible. On the nose, the beer smells of buttery caramel malts. Cooked biscuits and toffee swim thickly onto the nose and leave a sticky sense in the nostrils. Faint, spicy hops and grass play at the fringes of the beer’s smell. Dactyl seems to be present in the beer, but I find it inviting with the sweet smell of the malts. On the tongue, the beer tastes bready sweet with definite dactyl touches and a soft, building bitter that is slightly spicy. Faint salinity can also be found in the malt character, and light acidity gives light tartness at the very finish. The balance of this beer is off and lies slightly in the sweet section, though the bitters do wonders for drying out the finish of the beer. In flavor, the beer begins as rich toffee and buttered biscuits. Caramel, maple syrup, and rich breads play across the palate as the flavor slowly swings to the bitter end with dry grass, spicy hay and faint green tea. The finish is smooth caramel with touches of bitter grass, but the aftertaste is mostly of grass and soft dirt. In the mouth, the beer feels creamy and syrupy with a medium-plus body and a middling carbonation that works to try and keep the beer’s sweetness in check. The mouth is left sticky with saliva on the cheeks and a sticky sweet feeling on the tongue. Overall, this is not the worst Oktoberfest by a long shot. It is sweet and pleasing, and not unpleasant to put back. That paired with its cheap price makes it actually desirable. If you want a Marzen for cheap, this is a good option, though I still prefer Jack’s Abby’s Copper Legend.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 01:14:08 | More by Maxwell
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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

New York

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a snifter. Canned July 29th 2013

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a puffy and fizzy off white head. Average amount of visible carbonation. Head is quick to dissipate and leaves just a spot or two of lacing.

S: Carmel malts and bready malts are the first things I notice. There is a sweetness to it like most marzens. Not much hopiness to this one.

T: Flavor is nice, quite a balanced malt flavor. A blend of toastiness, dark fruits and carmel work well together. Again hops dont really need to be mentioned. Very smooth yet assertive flavor.

M: Medium to full body with a creamy mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Bit of stickiness on the finish.

Overall its a real good Marzen beer that is certainly worth a try. Reasonable price, great drinkability.

Serving type: can

09-21-2013 21:50:44 | More by CloudStrife
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

09-19-2013 14:01:52 | More by bluerabbit
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

Deep orange and quite clear body, with some chestnut hues of brown. Slow rising carbonation of pinhead bubbles to match as well. Foamy good sized off tan colored head with three fingers tall and nice staying power. Real good looking here.

Solid simple sticky caramel. Slightly toasty, and a little sweetness. Pretty good, but fairly basic.

Palate is a bit uneven. Light malts, a good finishing doughy brown bread sense, but with a sticky pancake like syrup quality. Sweetness is nicely muted but the malts are a little bit fleeting on first taste. Missing a bit of some nice herbal hop quality here unfortunately.

Overall it's a decent marzen to add to the pile. No harm no foul.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 01:38:52 | More by smakawhat
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Syraquse

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

09-15-2013 14:48:23 | More by whitealepaul
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LMH88

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-12-2013 01:06:58 | More by LMH88
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bellsd62

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-11-2013 21:25:08 | More by bellsd62
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bcsbeer

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-10-2013 20:00:15 | More by bcsbeer
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-07-2013 00:41:24 | More by AnitaBrewski
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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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freedomlinux

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-06-2013 00:40:59 | More by freedomlinux
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swierczt

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-04-2013 18:55:51 | More by swierczt
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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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jwps214

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

09-03-2013 02:24:41 | More by jwps214
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fitz284

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-02-2013 17:25:38 | More by fitz284
Narragansett Fest from Narragansett Brewing Co.
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