Bob's '47 Oktoberfest - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Butzen:
3.85/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Boulevard's Bob's '47 is a real looker. It pours a glimmering, gleaming, clear amber-russet color with a white, creamy head that dissipates rather quickly. Endless streams of tiny bubbles rise up from the bottom of the glass as you drink, as if Bob himself is doing a chicken dance in your cup. The aroma, however, is a bit less striking. It's like that prom date that was a perfect 10 -- in looks and IQ. (You can't have it all.)
Okay, okay, Bob's '47 smells pretty decent, but the aroma is subtle, reminiscent of apple cider with a bit of cloves and earthy “noble” hops thrown in (noble hops are the old-school European varieties, much less bitter than American hops). A bit of alcohol and other un-pick-out-able spice shows up in the nose as well.
The beer's flavor is very satisfying and just damn refreshing -- like if the intellectually challenged hot chick was a really good volleyball player, too. Bob's is certainly malt-focused, as these dark German lagers should be, but a substantial balancing bite from the hops aids drinkability in a serious way. There is just a hint of raisins on the tongue, and maybe nuts, and maybe grapefruit, as well as some subtle apple flavors. The finish brings throaty spice and grassy hops – Bob's is definitely hoppier than many Oktoberfests I've had, but it’s welcome here.
(Read the full review, and other entertaining ones, at http://vittlesandbrews.blogspot.com)
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2011 21:10:46 | More by Butzen
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Bob's '47 Oktoberfest from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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