Narragansett Bock
Narragansett Brewing Co.

Narragansett BockNarragansett Bock
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Style:
German Maibock
Ranked #13
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,700
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 14.21%
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
284
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Narragansett Brewing Co.
 
Rhode Island, United States
Avail:
Spring
Wants
  34
Gots
  24
SCORE
87
Very Good
Narragansett BockNarragansett Bock
Notes: Brewed with Light and Dark Munich malts, Pilsner Malt, and Malted Wheat. It is hopped with Northern Brewers and Hallertau hops. Northern Brewers is a clean bittering hop and Hallertau is a classic German aroma hop associated with Bavarian style lager beers.

32 IBU
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Reviews by hudsonvalleyslim:
Photo of hudsonvalleyslim
4.41/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gotta hand it Narragansett - they sure are making fine beer nowadays. The lager won our 'Blind Lawnmower Taste Test' by far, the Porter is pretty good, now I'm lovin' the Bock.

Thinkin' this ain't yo' daddy's 'Gansett, not by a long shot. This one's outta Rochester NY, I believe Cottrell in CT brewed the others?

Anyways, here we go: a 16oz can poured into a 20oz Liberal Cup pint glass. Beautiful deep golden brew, strong enough to defend itself fer sure. The last half was poured down the middle, so a nice 3-finger head starts us off.

Smell - my nose ain't the greatest, but smells like a good lager, no icky-sticky here. A few swills, some sticky lacing... Slim like! Medium mouthfeel, some fine aftertaste, and yeah, this is shapin' up.

A fine brew, very well made. As someone pointed out, drinkability IS on the dangerous side as I've had 2 and am pleasantly buzzed. But a good Bock'll do that.

Narragansett Bock will find it's way to my frig.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a copper color. A rather full head grows from the pour then gradually dies down to a skin on top of the beer. Not murky at all. Lazy bubbles rise from the bottom to the top. Lace is minimal.

S-A crisp, clean nose. Light caramel combines with fresh grassiness. Breadiness is evident too. Faint spicy aroma. Smells smooth and subtle but the more attention you pay to the nose, the more you begin to love it. A small metallic undertone I detect as well.

T-Bready flavor is mellow but tasty. The grassy hoppiness is modest in intensity and it compliments the bakery aspect of the beer well. Spicy hints found in the nose are detectable in the taste too. Tastes like leaves a bit. Nice balance.

M-Refreshing and rather light despite the ABV. This is a spring beer, and the feel hits the season perfectly. Light carbonation.

O/D-Easy drinker. ABV hidden well; drinks like a 4% beer. I paid a considerable amount more for a 6-pack of pounders than I would have if I had bought the lager. That being said, I won't be buying it as much because of the price jack. Nevertheless, I find most spring seasonals to be pretty lame. This one is quite good. Gansett is a great company, and this one is evidence. A 6-pack of this would be ideal for a warmer spring day.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just a great bier and a terrific surprise. A quality example of a maibock. Good flavor, right amount of hops, crisp taste, and a strong beer with no overpowering alcohol taste. Well done. This has got to be brewed by either trinity or cottrell. Delicious and well done example, this coming from a guy with some years living in Deustchland.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Bendurgin
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured this guy into a pint glass from a tall boy can! Nice copper body here with a big white head to sit on top. Looks good so far!

Smells like grassy hops for the most part. Herbal floral aromas come through with a toasty backbone. The taste is again toasty malts with a grassy flavor. A little bit of a lemony zing to round it out.

The body is light and crisp with good carbonation. Overall a great canned seasonal. If any beer encompasses the flavor of spring it's definiatley this one. I will be grabbing more of these.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Flounder57
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Sweet, bready, and cereal malts.

Taste: biscuity, bready, sweet, toasted oats, and mild hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: smooth, full bodied, chewy, low to medium carbonation, and alcohol is not even noticeable.

Overall: I am not too familiar with maibocks, but this is a good start. Very impressed with this canned beer from Gansett. Good stuff.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of BranfordBound
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can into a pint glass. Cheap beer to boot!

Dead on amber color with nice carbonation, two finger white head that produces minimal lacing.

Bready smells with some sweet malt. Noble hops in the back.

Starts bready and malty, tastes like a lighter version of Hofbrau's Maibock. Caramel malts without much fruitiness. Transitions in the slightly spicy and herbal hop notes at the end.

Slightly wet and medium bodied. Carbonation tingles good.

One pint easily goes down on a moderately warm (50 degrees) spring day. Alcohol concealed and its basic enough where drinking it isn't a complication. Good job, 'Gansett!

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of rudzud
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been looking forward to this one for a while. Stuff is good, though I think the Octoberfest is my favorite so far.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a dark golden copper colour with a fluffy, creamy two dinger head that while it leaves no side lacing it does leave a heack of a cloud/halo.

S - Nothing special here, typical bready/grassy aromas with some light, sweet malts.

T - Overall not too bad here. Some light bready flavours along with the nice light grassy hops. Good light spicey finish to it as well.

M - Good clean mouthfeel. Light/medium carbonation helps this remain nice and crisp. Great springtime beer.

D - Quite drinkable. Narragansett continues to pump out great seasonal beers. Very shocked by this, and pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of wcintula
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is an excellent mild beer. Pours a clear orange/copper body with a thick ecru head, leaves some lacing. Smells like fresh raw dough, very mild malts and a subtle herbal malt. The taste is very bread, very mild and those hops are still subtle. I can see a lack of appreciation for the style, but I'll drink lots of this. Nice bock!

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another surprise from Narragansett firs the porter now this. The beer pours A orangey yellow color with a decent head and good retention. The smell is sweet malts with a hint of hops. This beer is sweet medium bodied and very smooth an excellent maibock.

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Photo of mjrod2142
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz. can poured into a standard pint glass

An aggressive pour produced a very thick head with obvious density and creaminess. I was impressed with how long it held firm. The color is a clear and clean looking amber.

The aroma is very malty and I got hints of sweet pineapple, but not of the citrus nature you get from hoppy beers. No signs of bitterness at all, as you'd expect with this style.

The taste is mild and malty and the mouthfeel is very soft and creamy. Bready is how I would describe the taste. The finish is clean with little aftertaste. This isn't my preferred style of beer, but this is obviously well-made. Recommended.

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Narragansett Bock from Narragansett Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 284 ratings