Thursday, September 29, 2011

Narragansett Fest Lager

Today I'm drinking Narragansett Fest Lager brewed by Narragansett Brewing Company in Rochester, New York. This beer comes in a pounder can and depicts Gambrinus, the Patron Saint of Beer, on its front. The back goes into a little more detail with a story. It tells that this beer is a tribute to him, a fitting salute as his statue used to stand outside their brewery. The can also makes sure you know this is "The Famous Narragansett... Since 1890".

Good sized head in my Bennigan's pint glass. I grabbed that glass because it's big enough to hold the 16 ounce contents. Toasty, grainy, nutty and buttery aroma. Caramel and buttered toast flavors start things off, slightly sweet in the beginning. Some nutty flavors also shine up front. Some hoppy bitterness does a great job of toning the sweetness to a refreshing balance. Light apple fruits and a faint spice round out the flavors.

The feeling in the mouth is also great, prickly yet not over-carbonated. This has a medium body yet retains a refreshing quality. As the beer warms, more nuttiness comes through and the beer seems a little sweeter. I preferred this much more right from the fridge, so keep that in mind when you crack this open. Very nice beer. Great flavors. Oh, and the 5.5% alcohol was more of an afterthought, as you can tell by where I am cramming this sentence.

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