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Narragansett Bock - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Narragansett BockNarragansett Bock

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very good

278 Ratings

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Ratings: 278
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 33
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 03-01-2011

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
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3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Hi neighbor! Have a "Gansett!" Remember that slogan? Then you're old, too! ;-) I first saw it in an add for 'Gansett on the back of a Red Sox Yearbook, around the late '60's.... Yikes! Anyhow, have seen 6-packs of these 16oz cans at Market basket for $7.99... Hmmmm... Seemed to be worth a shot, and I do like Maibocks.... So, wtf, eh?

Poured a can into an imperial pint glass.... It's a clear brew, with some slow, steady carbo, and a rich, medium-copper color. Head is a smidge off-white, foamy and fluffy, and sticks to the edges quite nicely. Aroma has some toasty malt and a bit of grassy hopping. Body is solidly medium, and it is mostly smooth going down, having just a touch of prickliness.

Flavor has some subtle sweetness, more toasty malt, some bready action, and a light hint of caramel. Afterwards it has some grassy notes plus a stab of spiciness. Some florality lingers a bit, but the finish is mostly on the dry side. Overall, not bad.... was hoping for a bit more of a pronounced malt profile, but this is still a good value. And, I believe, my first 'Gansett ever. How about that, neighbor?


3.98/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint at the Old Engine Room in Mystic, CT. Wonderful sweetness balanced by some bitter grassy hops. What a pleasant herbal aroma that is perfectly matched in the taste. This has got to be one of the best low-cost beers available! Matches with damn near any appetizer or entree. Try it!

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

16oz can poured into a tulip glass.

A: Rusty orange body with a big frothy off white head. Lots of lacing and retention.

S: Light carmel malt on the nose

T: Follows the nose along with some skunking.

M: Light slightly creamy mouthfeel.

O: Its ok, maybe I don't like the style but this is one I wont revisit.

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3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pint can poured into a glass tankard.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden brown with a pillowy one-inch white head that sticks around for about ten minutes. Lacing is observable. Attractive beer - looks like a classic bock.

Aroma: Nose is malty, somewhat spicy and vaguely boozy. Nothing off-putting in the aroma, but no one flavor stands out. There's some toast, caramel and hops in there.

Taste: This is a pretty tasty beer. It has the clean, accessible flavor of a dark lager and the zip of a big-ish beer. It's easy-drinking enough that it could be considered a session lager, but it also works as a slow-drinking companion to a good meal. I had this with tacos and it got the job done.

Mouthfeel: It's easy on the palate and has a dry finish. Some prickly bitterness, but not in a bad way.

Overall: This is a solid dark lager that should appeal to fans of a straight-up bock. It's accessible without being boring, and is definitely priced fairly (usually $9-$10 for six tallboys). I like this more than Narragansett's original lager, which I like. Would drink again.

Narragansett Bock from Narragansett Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.