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Bob's '47 Oktoberfest - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Bob's '47 OktoberfestBob's '47 Oktoberfest

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Ratings: 587
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 12
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our fall seasonal beer, Bob’s ’47 Oktoberfest is a medium-bodied, dark amber brew with a malty flavor and well-balanced hop character. With this Munich-style lager we salute our friend Bob Werkowitch, Master Brewer and graduate of the U.S. Brewer’s Academy, 1947.

27 IBU

(Beer added by: Todd on 08-31-2002)
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12 oz bottle with a BB date stamp of Dec. 2014.

A bit bland, even for a Marzen, this beer manages to have crisp, lively carbonation with a head that's a bit weak for style. Light aroma and flavor is even a tad light for style, although not the hop level. Nearly as sweet as it is bitter.

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Yeeeah buddy. It's November and I'm reviewing an October-themed beer. I'm a rebel, don't get too close, ya might get burned, son.

Appearance (4.25) : The first thing I notice is how stable, tight knit, and steady the head is. It's a three fingered head, and is very thick, very caramelly, and just overall impressive. The body is a dead-on amber color with some orange tint. This beer is pretty clear for an Oktoberfest, but not overly so. I'd say about 30% opacity. I'm giving it a 4.25 for appearance, it's rather beautiful.

Aroma (3.75) : Aw yes, Autumn is coming back to me again despite that there's snow on the ground. When you smell this beer, whether it's in the dead heat of summer, the blissful breath of spring, or in-season with the crunching of the leaves, you are time-warped to an autumn of your mind's choosing. Pumpkin, barley, and rice with distant hits of cinnamon. Bouquet is weak to medium strength. A good score for festivity, but the bouquet was a bit lacking in strength so instead of a 4 I'm giving it a notable 3.75.

Taste (3.75) : Again, first impressions - it is very easy drinking, particularly non-offensive, and has a spiced finish to it. Within the body is a complex mix of barley malts, wheat, roasted seeds (pumpkin), some chard, a hint of hop, with a mustard green finish. If I had a simple shot of this beer, I would think it was quite awesome. However the flavor plays itself out over the course of a few swallows, so it's not exciting anymore once you're about 1/3 of the way done. After the interest wears off, you mostly taste hop and sordid pumpkin.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : it's creamy and adequately carbonated, a bit of a soda fizz to it, being light bodied and ending sort of dry. Adequate.

Overall (3.78) : Hey, it's not a bad pumpkin beer. It just spreads out way too thin over the first few drinks and then gets tiring. A lot of beers fall to this fate I'm afraid, so it's not uncommon - but it should be. If you get a chance to try Bob's 47 from Boulevard, don't skip it. It's a decent beer, worthy of your opinion.

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Bob's '47 Oktoberfest from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.