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Narragansett Bock - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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260 Ratings

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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 23
Gots: 8 | 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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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

07-14-2013 02:44:43 | More by blt2646
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-08-2013 02:51:27 | More by karlt
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-07-2013 04:38:51 | More by JTomczak
Photo of ufmj

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-05-2013 16:53:35 | More by ufmj
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-02-2013 03:13:11 | More by smutty33
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

06-28-2013 01:34:10 | More by jmilo64
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-26-2013 08:58:30 | More by jaxon53
Photo of puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the green can. Sampled on June 21, 2013

The pour is copper-brown with a very foamy off-white head. Good clarity and carbonation.

The aroma is malt forward and sweet with a slight grainy character.

The body is medium.

The taste has a semi-sweet grainy and caramel malty note with a solid bitterness tagging itself onto the end. The bitterness was what impressed me the most because it felt so well balanced.

Serving type: can

06-22-2013 16:09:31 | More by puboflyons
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-12-2013 07:05:49 | More by harrymel
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Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

06-09-2013 20:43:38 | More by Carluver
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-18-2013 16:23:05 | More by jl28r1
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

05-15-2013 00:37:18 | More by JAHMUR
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

05-12-2013 00:00:37 | More by Sgbrown78
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-11-2013 16:22:01 | More by cw13
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-10-2013 08:14:11 | More by Curloftheburl
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-07-2013 19:57:02 | More by mklisz
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New York

3/5  rDev -21.7%

05-07-2013 11:56:50 | More by chefduff2
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New York

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can poured into a mug

Appearance - clear amber color with white head

Smell - bread and caramel

Taste - clean, bready flavor with a caramel finish

Mouthfeel - crisp and clean, medium bodied, high carbonation, slight bitterness on the finish

Overall - solid beverage, really refreshing beer, easily drinkable, enjoyable, good value, I would drink this again

Price Point - $1.89/ 16 oz can

Serving type: can

05-04-2013 00:29:19 | More by keithmurray
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Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Just saw this one today at my local bottle shop. Poured into a Smithwicks Draught mug and was rewarded with a nice off white collar of rocky foam about 3 fingers high sitting over clear medium amber/gold beer. I get sweet malt, a nutty, and grassy note, fragrant and flowery yet subtle hoppiness in the nose. Average mouthfeel. Superbly balanced, neither very sweet or very bitter...layer of malt backing gives way to the hop bitterness, just enough to let you know it's there but not the dominant flavor. Finishes flowery-bitter with a biscuity flourish. Very nice take on the Bock style and well worth the effort to find it. Love the can graphics too. See it? Buy it!

Serving type: can

05-03-2013 22:37:46 | More by beerluvr
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3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to angrybabboon for sending me this a while back. Poured out of a 16oz can into a stange glass.

Pours a surprisingly hazy, cloudy reddish deep amber complete with a large 4-5 egg-white beaten finger of head, so much to the point that I had to do multiple pours of this (although that could be due to the glass I'm using). The head remains for a very long time, still remaining thick and creamy throughout. Lots of carbonation glide up this for a long while until the head eventually disappears. Pretty sure this was "can-conditioned" given the appearance and heavy carbonation with each bubble... But looks quite good, especially for a bock-style.

The aroma is a pungent, sweetened caramel flavor right at the front of the nose, followed by a toasted bready character, slight bitterness, and sadly, and off-metallic flavor that is quickly masked up by the relatively high ABV. This is most definitely a malt focused beer, with an alcohol-soaked caramelized flavor at the forefront. Slight earthy, grassy phenols appear. There's a little bit of yeastiness makes this slightly fruity and full-bodied, although that corn-like, near metallic flavor is really throwing off what's otherwise a solid bock offering. Hope this isn't affected in the aroma.

Luckily there's no metallic feature to be found in the flavor, and otherwise, it ends up being a tasty and well rounded bock! At the front of the tongue there's a sweetened, caramel focused malt flavor, with a slight toasted graininess, fruits ranging from apples to pears (maybe plums), and some spices such as clove and maybe rosemary. As soon as the malt flavors go away, there's a bittered, earthy aftertaste left behind, combined with slightly bittered notes, and a lingering sweetness left by the alcohol. Slightly grassy finish as well, if I may say. Very raw overall. Quite creamy at first, and eventually quite syrupy as the carbonation starts to die down. The sweetness never becomes cloying, but the extra alcohol does become a little too much over time as the body of the beer warms up.

Another solid offering from this brewery. Never had a canned bock beer before, and in spite of the metallic notes in the aroma, this is a rustic, raw, and satisfying take on the style and quite easy to drink even with its strong malt focus. For a style I barely drink, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Serving type: can

05-02-2013 04:06:03 | More by magictacosinus
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New York

4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bought as a single 16 oz can from Beers of the World for $ 1.85 on 4/29/13.

poured into a mug, served at fridge temp.

appearance: orangish amber with a thick dollop of shortbread khaki head. Great lacing.

aroma: sweet caramel.

mouthfeel: solid.

taste: nice bready malt, caramel, noble hops at the end provide the counterpoint to the sweetness.

notes: unbelievably tasty. I'm going back to the store tonight for more.

Serving type: can

04-30-2013 20:31:54 | More by fx20736
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2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

04-30-2013 18:42:28 | More by tedho21
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3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured first in a balloon glass then in a stein. The stein is a better glass-
It gives the beer a fuller, more malty, less bitter taste.
The color was an attractive amber with a 2 f head which resolves itself to less
than 1/2 f.

The aroma intensifies with warming- a touch of sweet fruit and malt .

The mouth feel is smooth, and enhances the drinking experience of the beer.

The taste is fruity, malty, only slightly bitter.

It was difficult to find this beer. Excellent New England beer and rebrewing of a classic.

Serving type: can

04-29-2013 00:35:17 | More by brureview
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-28-2013 13:58:09 | More by -ronin-
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-23-2013 06:05:20 | More by Kelp
Narragansett Bock from Narragansett Brewing Co.
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