Narragansett Fest | Narragansett Brewing Co.

Narragansett FestNarragansett Fest
340 Ratings
Narragansett FestNarragansett Fest

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

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's pretty hard for me to pass up any beer that puts Gambrinus, the legendary king of beer on the label. I actually like the regular 'Gansett, so this was a no brainer. The pour reveals a surprisingly attractive Marzen specimen, with a sunny orange hue and gobs of creamy head. Nose is German malts and their attendant baker's chocolate and toffee notes.

This is a fairly decent and authentic brew for the style, with a malt based body and some buttery and toasty flavors in the aftertaste and a bit of 'metalmouth' as well. The overall creaminess of the texture is high, just like the flagship brew from these guys. Must be something in the water up there. For a drinkable sixer of tall boys, you could do a lot worse.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to AutumnBeerLove for this extra. Served in a Stone pint glass.

A - Pours with a half-finger of white foam that settles to a near-complete cap and solid collar, leaving behind minimal lace. Transparent bronze body.

S - Apples and toffee, a bit of grape juice. Toasted grains, and a touch of herbal hops.

T - The taste is a bit less sweet, with more grassy and herbal character peaking through and providing some bitterness in the finish. Toasted bread, with a touch of fruitiness and toffee present.

M - Zesty carbonation, dry medium body that's a bit grainy mid-palate but finishes a bit juicy and sticky. No alcohol present, but I didn't expect any at 5.5%.

D - A solid Oktoberfest, but nothing to get too excited about. Was plenty easy to drink the 16oz can - I'm sure these are great for camping or summer at the beach.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Crystal clear burnt orange body. Head is thick and generous.

S: Rich, malty, buttery. Maybe a hint of alcohol.

T: Very buttery, especially as it warms. I know a lot of people don't like this quality in a beer, but it's always agreed with me. Malts are big but not over the top. No hop presence to speak of.

Interesting that they abandoned the "Oktober" and just made it "Fest." Well, it's a good example of a Fest, and you gotta love those tall boy cans.

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