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Narragansett Bock - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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267 Ratings

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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 24
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Narragansett Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with Light and Dark Munich malts, Pilsner Malt, and Malted Wheat. It is hopped with Northern Brewers and Hallertau hops. Northern Brewers is a clean bittering hop and Hallertau is a classic German aroma hop associated with Bavarian style lager beers.

32 IBU

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-01-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-30-2012 23:11:27 | More by Rekrule
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-29-2012 18:50:48 | More by kaelingirl
Photo of BEERMILER12


4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden copper color with a huge 3 fingers worth of white head that leaves great lacing

S: Grainy yeast, buttery malts, slight floral/citrus hops and slight spiciness

T: Follows the smell; grainy lager yeast, buttery malts, and slightly bitter, floral hops. Slight spiciness as well. Finishes clean and leaves almost no aftertaste

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation, again very clean

O: Another nice surprise from Narragansett. I've had 3 of their seasonals so far (missing the summer), and they've all been a good-great representation of their respective styles. The bock is no different, and is very easy to drink

Serving type: can

01-13-2012 21:25:54 | More by BEERMILER12
Photo of disemgrowler

Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -47.8%

01-05-2012 00:18:22 | More by disemgrowler
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New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-04-2012 04:44:00 | More by whartontallboy
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

12-31-2011 07:44:10 | More by smithmd4
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-23-2011 23:44:19 | More by jophish17
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-13-2011 22:04:54 | More by matthewpaul
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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +30.5%

12-08-2011 19:37:00 | More by Rochefort10nh
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-26-2011 19:47:36 | More by Jeb37
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-20-2011 16:02:25 | More by Another6Pack
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-19-2011 18:53:29 | More by Wally1912
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

11-18-2011 22:05:16 | More by waiting4lunch
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-17-2011 00:49:20 | More by Burt
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-15-2011 00:51:37 | More by loupap
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-14-2011 20:49:09 | More by UncleJimbo
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3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure how I missed this but might as well try it since their Fest lager is out as well.

Pours a nice copper color with a foamy head into my glass. About right for the style. Not as dark as I thought.

Lots of sweet malt with a hint of caramel and grassy hops. Has that "macro" aroma to it (hard to describe) but otherwise no problem.

Very sweet and chewy. Good hop presence. Surprisingly, no off flavors or anything.

Ditto on mouthfeel. It's somewhat dry too but good finish. Perhaps a bit of cooked vegetables but nothing that stands out too much.

A decent example of the style that should hook mainstream drinkers. I'm hoping for a stout from Narragansett to complete their seasonal lineup. Otherwise, check this out if bocks are your forte!

Serving type: can

08-28-2011 01:56:29 | More by Brad007
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another surprise from Narragansett firs the porter now this. The beer pours A orangey yellow color with a decent head and good retention. The smell is sweet malts with a hint of hops. This beer is sweet medium bodied and very smooth an excellent maibock.

Serving type: can

08-26-2011 11:12:03 | More by rowingbrewer
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Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Copper gold, vibrant white head with great retention, lots of lacing.

S: Strong, sweet malts up front, a touch of booze. Has a nice fruitiness to it. Earthy hops.

T: Aggressive malt attack, sweet; not very roasty, but has its smokey moments. Can pick up some notes of dried fruit, raisins; hint of tobacco.

M: Medium body, carbonation is exactly what I wanted, creamy mouthfeel.

O/D: It's a solid Bock, the old recipe was more complex, but I'll settle for this in tallboys.

Serving type: can

08-25-2011 15:08:05 | More by mostpoetsdo
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4.7/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright copper color with a nice white head that slowly leaves leaving some nice lacing.
Smells of grass and herbel Hops and sweet bread.
Taste is very nicely complex with grassy herbel Hops and sweet bread and Malts. Very interesting as the hops kick in and out quickly giving a very nice balance. Very flavorfull and refreshing this is a very nice drinking Bock and a very well made one. Narragansett really has their act together on this one and I give it a overal of 4.5
Thanks to Eddie for bringing me a six pack of this from trader Joes in the NY area last weekend as this one does not make pa yet!

Serving type: can

08-21-2011 21:17:54 | More by Schmidts
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Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review adapted from notes taken 3/21/11

Appearance: Pours an orange copper color, clear, fluffy off-white head, better than average lacing

Smell: Sweet biscuits, some light fruits - grainy - some malts that scream "Narragansett" and some herbal/spicy hops

Taste: A great example of a bock - malty, tastes like sweet toasted biscuits and bread crust - some sweetness, including some light fruits and some slight alcohol - hops are herbal, spicy - well balanced

Mouthfeel: Medium body, well-carbonated, a little sticky because of the maltiness

Overall: Another great seasonal from 'Gansett

I have to admit that I drank a lot of these this spring. It wasn't a breathtaking beer, but it was very good. It's a tasty bock that is excellent with food.

Serving type: can

07-20-2011 18:53:35 | More by angrybabboon
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3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz. can poured into a standard pint glass

An aggressive pour produced a very thick head with obvious density and creaminess. I was impressed with how long it held firm. The color is a clear and clean looking amber.

The aroma is very malty and I got hints of sweet pineapple, but not of the citrus nature you get from hoppy beers. No signs of bitterness at all, as you'd expect with this style.

The taste is mild and malty and the mouthfeel is very soft and creamy. Bready is how I would describe the taste. The finish is clean with little aftertaste. This isn't my preferred style of beer, but this is obviously well-made. Recommended.

Serving type: can

07-17-2011 23:43:05 | More by mjrod2142
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3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Acquired from TheManiacalOne so a big THANK YOU goes out to him.

From a can, poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a deep, hazy copper color with a one finger of frothy, creamy khaki colored head. Head recedes rather quickly but leaves nice wispy lacing along the glass.

S: Nose is a big dose of caramel malts, lots of bready notes, and a hint of grapefruit citrus.

T: Taste is lots of caramel and toffee through the forefront. Big sweet blast at the front. Then lends to a bready, doughy middle. Finish has some lingering toffee notes before the grapefruit comes through and really hangs on in the back of the throat.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, slick oily, with a bit of a chewy finish.

O: Goes down easy, pretty tasty, somewhat filling, mild kick, decent representation of style.

Serving type: can

07-14-2011 00:26:50 | More by Jayli
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South Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich golden in color with amazing clarity. Nice fine carbonation seemed to be leaking toward the surface throughout the session and really get a nice high head of white going from the very start. Aroma is full of bready grains, popcorn like aromas with hints of grasses and herbal hops. Well rounded, clean, concise. Just what you would expect from SN. As I take the first sip, clean, crisp flavor washes over the tongue. Rich notes of caramel, almost clove like spice and loads of grainy grasses wash over the tongue. Quick hitting as the flavor rolls on by a nice long, buttery like finish dries the palate and leaves you looking for another sip almost immediatly.

Serving type: can

07-06-2011 00:16:13 | More by mikesgroove
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out toTheManiacalOne for this brew.

Pours a nice clean/clear dark golden amber color, nice carbonation, nice quick/foamy one-finger plus white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some slight bananna note, and caramel. The taste is malty, sweet, a slight bananna note, and caramel. Medium Body. A nice brew, glad to have gotten a chance to try it.

Serving type: can

06-29-2011 23:56:40 | More by Wasatch
Narragansett Bock from Narragansett Brewing Co.
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