Narragansett Fest | Narragansett Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
83
good
336 Ratings
Narragansett FestNarragansett Fest
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
Ratings:
336
Reviews:
132
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
11.51%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
36
For Trade:
0
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3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to angrybabboon for picking up the 12 tall boy pack.

Appearance: Burnt/dark orange that brightens toward the bottom. Head is white, creamy, and rocky. Decent retention, but the head ultimately drops to a persistent small cap with a creamy thick collar. Nice splotches of lacing mark the glass.

Smell: Grassy. Some nice caramel malts. Bready and slightly earthy. Vaguely floral and sweet. Lager yeast. A bit dirty.

Taste: Sweet grains. Pale malts up front. Finishes with a bit of malty sweetness. Slightly caramelized sugars. Floral and grassy. Relatively clean with a mild dirty/earthy finish. Some bready notes as well. Vague fruitiness on the back. Some toasted grains.

Mouthfeel: Relatively light, but never falls that far. Ends up with a lighter medium body with a moderate carbonation. Nicely clean with a bit of a wet feel overall.

Overall: Prost bitches.

Not being a huge fan of the style, I find this drinkable when cold and not undrinkable as it warms. A bit too grassy and lacking some crispness, but good nonetheless.

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3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A cold can is poured into a pint glass.

A: Translucent orange liquid with a tan foam head. Good lacing. A fair amount of clinging and rising carbonation bubbles.

S: Big malty aroma that comes across a little sweet. Some hops in the background provide mild bitter aromas. There is an overall toasted caramel feel to the scent.

T: Nice malty flavor—caramel and honey. Hops are grassy and work well with the malts. Not too sweet. A graham cracker flavor lingers on after swallowing.

M: Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Leaves a coat on my lips and within my mouth that is a little sticky.

O: This is an enjoyable enough oktoberfest lager. There are better examples of the style, but when you want your German malts in a 16oz can, look no further.

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3.06/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Thanks to johnyb for this can!

I want one of those beastly tankards Gambrinus is sportin' on the can. X-Mas ideas, folks! Anyway, this stuff pours a clear copper topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises banana, buttery biscuit, and a vague sense of some sort of citrus rind. The taste focuses on a slightly less blurry version of the citrus, and everything else comes through watered-down and whatnot. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, an okay beer at best, one that seems like a severely weakened version of the classic German style. It's not bad, really, but I wouldn't buy another if presented with the opportunity.

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3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured cold from the can.

This beer poured a dark amber colour with virtually no head. The smell was that of typical Oktoberfest beers. There are sweet, matly notes with a hint of citrus and hops. The taste was light and slightly sweet. A little hops and malt come through in this pretty balanced beer.

Would I buy it again? Yes.

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Narragansett Fest from Narragansett Brewing Co.
3.65 out of 5 based on 336 ratings.
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