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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Narragansett Brewing Co.
Rhode Island, United States
narragansettbeer.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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

Added by mostpoetsdo on 09-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,697
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
343
pDev:
11.57%
Bros Score:
3.78
 
 
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Photo of Kayakguy
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flek
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickCT
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

5 years ago I would have said this is a middle of the road Marzen. Ironically, with more beers being offered than before, it is actually closer to the top as it is propped up by a whole slew of substandard Oktoberfests.
The beer pours a brilliant bronze amber, perfect clarity and with a 1 1/2 finger white foamy head that dissipates quickly, leaving a thin ring around the glass.
The aroma is bready and sweet with caramel with subtle hints of medicinal hops and spice.
The taste follows the nose with toasted bread, slight graininess, caramel sweetness with some grassy, medicinal hops.
The mouth feel is soft, if a little heavy. The finish is dry enough but with a peppery bit that is a bit heavy handed.

Narragansett does a good enough job with this beer. The soft, smooth mouth feel is there but still a bit weighty.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OzmanBey
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice one from this classic beer, a truly New England take on the traditional Octoberfest.

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.24/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of palealeale
2.87/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cdub70085
4.68/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CharlesK
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Justinprintz
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejimhof
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BranfordBound
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has an orange/brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, very sweet. Taste is sweet, but less so than the smell, malty, refreshing and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a fine beer.

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Photo of Nelli769
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BurritoGoblin92
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerthulhu
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

- can.

A: Pale autumn orange with a pristine like clarity shows a slow, spacious rise of carbonation. Whispy, small head is dirty beige in color, bubbly on the surface, with a spongy texture and was quick to dissipate. No lacing on the shaker pint.

S: Aroma was fresh and lemony, some herbal flowers with a sweet toastiness of vienna malt.

T: Toasty sweet malt flavor, wet lemony hints upfront. Toasty bread, lightly dry, some sweet buttery vienna and honey malt with a hint of lime-orange. Fruity notes of banana and cantelope, with a fresh raisiny character followed by earthy hop flowers.

M: Light bodied, small creamy feel, some carbonation.

O: Overall a sweet oktoberfest style lager. Not something for mass consumption, a bit overly sweet for multiples, but best left in small appreciable quantities. single purchase.

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Photo of user785335
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep orangy amber. Scents of sweet honey, and malty goodness. Sweet earthy malty mellowness that rolls smoothly down the back of the pallet. The perfect amount of carbonation- latent yet not drowned by the malt. It breathes fall.

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Photo of evergreen_machine
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of DuffDaddy
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Six from Total Wine in Plantation. Good Oktoberfest....

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of newbeeraday
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Goldfishman
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of everythingiszen
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Want a Marzen but only have 6 bucks? This. Above avg Oktoberfest in tall boys for the right price. Would choose this over any low-end marzen (and cheap beers in general).

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Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 343 ratings
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