Narragansett Fest

I definitely have a case of the Mondays. It’s especially worse when I have a really good weekend. But, at least I get to work from home Wednesday-Friday. I have to do some sort of online training. So, at least I don’t have to waste the gas for 3 days, and saying that I commute about 100 miles a day, this is a good thing. Tonight’s selection is from the beer run I made on the way home from Provincetown. You may remember that I’ve reviewed both the Narragansett Lager and Narragansett Summer Ale before and liked the Summer Ale, but the Lager didn’t do a lot for me. Let’s see how this one goes.

ABV: 5.5%

Style: Marzen/Oktoberfest

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Gansett Fest is a great example of a traditional amber-brown German Oktoberfest style beer. It is perfectly balanced with four varieties of malts and two styles of hops. This is an extremely easy drinking autumn seasonal beer, but one you will want to savor as the rich malt profile complements the crisp, but not overpowering, hop flavor perfectly.”

Random: I need both the Eagles defense and Jeremy Maclin to do well tonight so I can win in fantasy.

This brew poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear chestnut color with a crazy amount of active carbonation. The nose was not all that fragrant. I got a bit of caramel malt with some nuttiness, but probably the most subtle of the style that I’ve had. The taste was not as subtle, which was a good thing. I got the caramel malt that was apparent in the nose with some bread and nuttiness. The finish lasts with a bit of the bread that was apparent in the taste. The body was medium thickness and the carbonation didn’t overwhelm. It’s not a bad representation of the style, just not the best I’ve ever had. But, I wouldn’t refuse a free one!

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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