Narragansett Fest | Narragansett Brewing Co.

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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:
#35,727
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
340
pDev:
11.6%
Bros Score:
3.78
 
 
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of everythingiszen
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Silverandblack5
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brureview
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Poured a dark reddish copper color in a stein.

The aroma is sweet fruit, spice, and malt.

The beer is very carbonated as expected in the style.

The taste is fruity, finished with a crips,bitter hoppiness.

Overall, an excellent Ocktoberfest. A beer brewed in this style needs to have a prominent taste and aroma, and a crisp bitterness.This is an enjoyable beer- easy to drink, with a rich aroma, taste and finish.
Gansett gets better and better!

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Urk1127
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from can but have had many. Not a big fan of Marzens but this is the exception. Orange somewhat clear. God carbonation. Kind of dry. Good hops. Citrusy spicy hops. Almost IPA like. A little sweetness. My favorite of the Oktoberfest style of beers. Have not had a beer from Narragansett that I did not like

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Kinger86
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Beric
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving: 16oz can into a pint glass
Served: 17 October 2014

Appearance: Pours a nice clover-honey amber color. Crystal clear with some good carbonation coming up the sides. The head initially pours to about 1.5 fingers but diminishes rather quickly, leaving a soapy sheen on top. A little lacing.

Smell: Slightly sweet caramel smells along with some dark wheat bread. Standard 'beery' smells. Easily the weakest component of this beer.

Taste: Surprisingly good for a cheap Oktoberfest! This one is right up there in my opinion with SA Octoberfest. Soft, sweet maltiness, low to no bitterness. Easy drinking from start to finish, but an Oktoberfestbier that still preserves some of the traditional malty flavors meant to be in an Oktoberfest. Very refreshing.

Feel: Excellent crisp mouthfeel with great carbonation.

Overall: One of Narragansett's best in my opinion, and a traditional beer they make quite well. If I were to have an Oktoberfest party, this is one beer I wouldn't mind buying in quantity for guests. A good Oktoberfest. Above average.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Kendo
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the tall-boy can into a pilsner glass. Body is a nice orangey-amber when backlit with a half-finger whitish head on top. Nice collar of lace up top.

S: A bit of caramel malt is about it. Not a particularly strong nose, though I'm probably serving this a tad bit on the cold side.

T: Sweeter than I like for my Octoberfests, but it's not cloying or bad in any sense - it just doesn't hit my "sweet spot" (so to speak). Modest caramel malt and a faintly nutty flavor in the back. FInishes modestly sweet but relatively clean. After a few sips I seem to get a faintly lemony finish. That provides some balance.

M: Light in heft with a faint slickness in the feel. Carbonation is appropriate - nice fine bubbles rise throughout, and on the palate it's OK.

O: A decent beer for what it is: a cheap Octoberfest.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.96/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.76/5  rDev +3.9%

Narragansett Fest from Narragansett Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 340 ratings
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