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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Ratings: 336 |  Reviews: 132
Photo of jlindros
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tall boy can.

Big fizzy 2 finger head fades at a med pace light lacing, crystal clear amber orange color.

Nose light amber malts, little toasty, light sweet caramel like malts, little nutty toffee, slightest hint of grassy hops. All light.

Taste starts light and crisp, light malty sweetness, light caramel and nutty toffee, some grassy slightly herbal hops, nutty, touch of lager yeast that was a little too hot with touch of esters. Finish is dry and fairly crisp, light lingering watered down malts and light herbal hops.

Mouth is lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad, not great but not as bad as I thought for a somewhat macro like style lager.

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Photo of BEERWOLF1951
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mattparsons
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Clear caramel color, pillowy off-white head. highly effervescent, great retention. Thin rings of lacing.

S: Sweet grainy scent, grainy, slight bread, light fruitiness. Slight hay and a hint of herbal hops.

T: Lots of hay and dry grain character up front. A wash of caramel sweetness comes next. Slight fig-like fruitiness. More dried grass and a hint of herbal hop in the background. Drying finish of hay and grain.

M: Medium bodied, firm malt texture flexes a little muscle and takes the body to the heftier side of the spectrum for the style. Creamy. Ample seltzery carbonation helps to lift the body just enough to keep it from feeling too weighty.

O: This is a pretty decent Octoberfest. Not mind blowing, and not the most authentic, but it's an easy quaff that certainly hits the spot. This beer is on par with pretty much all the other Narragansett beers I've had; it isn't style-topping stuff, but you feel happy as a consumer because you certainly got what you paid for. It is of perfectly sound quality for a beer that comes in the tall boy can format at $8 a 6-pack.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of rcatalano
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of NiceTaps
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tallboy can poured into a room temp pint glass.

A- pours a clean copper color with amber hue. A fluffy off-white 2finger head with some retention before fading to a thin film. Some lacing also. This beer pours nicely and looks good in the glass.

S- bready malts with a touch of caramel sweetness. There's a bit of hop spice back there, too.

T- those bready malts drive the flavors. The caramel sweetness and slight hop snap balance those dry bready malts for a nice round Marzen flavor.

M- This beer has good, medium body. It wants to finish dry but those 22ibus offer just enough to balance the sweet, dry, and slightly bitter. Drinkable.

O- Another rock solid American take on the Ocktoberfest style beer.

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Photo of plaid75
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a bright amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was Goid retention and lacing.

The smell featured soft sweet malts and a touch of herbal hops.

The taste consisted of a round caramel, and earthy hop snd a slight metallic flavor.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a well rounded Octoberfest.

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Photo of Strix
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright clear orange, good initial head that vanishes to nothing.

Typical malt and o-fest hops, a slight corny note has me worried.

Bready malt, spices - clove?, light fruits - melon?, sweet finish. Flavor was not bad, light and crisp.

Smooth, medium carbonation, feels crisp.

I'm spoiled because my go-to Oktoberfest is now Staghorn, but this was nice with good flavors and a clean finish, nothing wrong here.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.81/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Narragansett Fest Lager has a thick, soapy, cream-colored head and a clear, minimally bubbly, amber appearance, with significant lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet & sour malt, and the flavor is of metal, the sweet, somewhat sour brown bread taste, no bitterness, and indistinguishable grain. Mouthfeel is low medium, and Narragansett Fest Lager finishes crisp, fairly refreshing, mostly dry, and metallic. Overall, this is an inferior fall beer.

RJT

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Photo of jucifer1818
3.07/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I had this beer at Tallahassee brewfest

I was very excited to try another brew from this company after long loving their Standard Lagger, but sadly I felt like this one dissipoitned.

Its body was far too light for my liking and wasn't as flavorful as I was expecting

Still not a bad beer by any means, just sadly average
Might make a good lawnmower beer, but not my typical purchase

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Photo of ShrinerMcBitey
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of smcolw
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lumpy, egg-shell white head. Settles to a single layer of bubbles but leaves some chunky, spotty lace. The liquid is dark gold and clear.

Warm caramelized malt wafts to the nose easily.

Thin and spritzy, but the flavor is rich. Malty with a bit of biscuit, brown sugar and dark cherry. Low hop presence; shows up on the swallow but doesn't stay for long in the aftertaste.

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Photo of TIMMA87698
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of richkrull
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Shakerman
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of milkbone_underwear
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Hessian257
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jwgkicks
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Screper
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Kooz
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sorry for the stunted review, but until there's an app, it's going to be hard to review beers from bars and restaurants...

Pours orange with a white head that stays around to the end. Not bad looking, but maybe a little artificial.

Not much going on in the nose. I'd have liked to smell something--anything.

Sweet on the first sip, with the sweetness continuing throughout. It's nice and mellow.

There's a lot of body and creaminess to it. It's got a slightly bitter aftertaste, but it's good.

It's overall very nice. I'd be happy to drink this a lot.

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Photo of tpauer
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of UncleRuckus
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Schmuckles
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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