Bob's '47 Oktoberfest - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Fnord:
3.65/5 rDev -0.3%
Appearance - Clear effervescent amber with a lumpy white head.
Smell - Grass, orange, alcohol, caramel, and a bit of brown sugar.
Taste - The start is quite sweet, but it finishes with a more balanced bitterness. A bit of an alcohol taste to it, which is expected of the style. It has a crisp, mostly clean finish, though there is a bit of residual bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Medium-thin body, high carbonation.
Notes - Oktoberfests are a fairly narrow style, and few of them stand out. I would say Boulevard's is middle-of-the-pack. There's no particular reason to seek it out, but no particular reason to avoid it, either.
10-03-2010 15:59:24 | More by Fnord
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +9.3%
The beer pours a slightly hazy orange-brown color with a white head. The aroma is toffee with a little bit of cocoa mixed in. A very nice smelling, very malty beer. The flavor is also full of malt. I get some toffee, cocoa and caramel. The beer is pretty dry. There are no real signs of hops in the beer and the alcohol is well hidden. Easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice American-made Oktoberfest.
10-11-2011 04:05:59 | More by Mora2000
3.75/5 rDev +2.5%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Dimpled Mug.
Appearance: Clear copper-orange with quickly settling white head.
Smell: Spicy noble hops, some grassiness, cherry, and light toast.
Taste: The spicy hops are fairly apparent upfront with some straw and cherry mixed in. There is a sweet core underneath composed of caramel and light biscuit. The spiciness lingers on the finish.
Feel: Moderately high carbonation, medium-light body. Mostly dry finish that is kinda tingly.
Overall: Above average Marzen that really hits the spot. However, the tingly mouthfeel and slightly odd balance hamper it slightly.
09-02-2012 21:32:28 | More by bsp77
4/5 rDev +9.3%
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Bottle says best by 11/16/12.
Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with lots of rising bubbles. Huge five finger off white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing sticking around the glass.
Smell: A bready malt forward aroma with a nice scent of spicy hops. Bready and fairly sweet toasted malts and wheat with hints of baked biscuit, caramel, toffee, toast, yeast, and cracker. Decent hop scent with some floral spicy earthy hops lingering around. Also a hint of a cinnamon like spicing. Very forward with the bready caramel but a nice hop balance. Solid smell.
Taste: Like the smell previews, a caramel heavy bready malt taste with some nice hop spice. Toasted malts with good notes of caramel, biscuit, toffee, crackers, yeast, wheat, and toast. A subtle hint of cinnamon and clove like spice. Also some spice from a solid mix of floral and grassy hops that add some bitterness in the back end. There's a pretty good balance here of bready sweetness and hop bite.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and fairly spicy for the style. Has a drying finish.
Overall: A pretty solid Marzen. Has more of a spicy kick than most in the style. It makes for an interesting twist.
10-04-2012 06:08:30 | More by MattyG85
3.9/5 rDev +6.6%
Tonight felt like a Bob's 47 night, with a crisp bite in the wind outside, me warm inside, watching my Jayhawks dance all over Texas A&M. Boulevard's Bob's 47 is a Munich Style Lager. Very oktoberfest. I poured a bottle of the brew into a glass beer mug, and snapped this picture with my phone. The head pours bubbly, but thin, and quickly dissipates, leaving very light lacing. The color is an orangey-amber, like copper, and very clear, in a filtered sort of way. Sticking my nose into the mug, it smells sweet, a little fruity and slightly spicy. The first sip has a sweet, malty, bready flavor, followed by minor bite, perhaps hops. (The Boulevard site says the beer is brewed with a combination of Pale, Munich, Carapils & Aromatic malts, and Magnum & Hallertau hops.) It is carbonated well to provide some lightness, and the mouthfeel is on the thinner side. This beer presents like it will be too sweet, but the taste left afterwards is a bit dry, only slightly bitter, and drives me to take another sip, and another. Like most of Boulevard's seasonal brews, I wish this one was available for longer periods. Our keg at work is sporting Bob's right now. I have been working overtime lately. :)
11-13-2007 18:09:33 | More by smc143
2.78/5 rDev -24%
Frothy head with a clear deep golden color.
Aroma of caramel, toffee and some citrus.
It has a big metallic taste that overcomes all other flavors. I get a little peanut brittle and it's slightly bitter, but hard to tell with all the metallics.
I had this at the end of it's drink by date, so maybe that has something to do with the metal.
01-01-2009 16:34:00 | More by MOShepp
3.53/5 rDev -3.6%
Light copper color, clear in presentation, resembles an orange-hued Marzen. Big rising head, very creamy. Laces cling in big sheet patterns. Nutmeg aroma, slightly nutty with a husky sense. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, with reasonbly-done almost fluffy carbonation. Fruitier flavors than I expected, bright orange notes, a little fig, mixing in with a lightly caramel maltiness. Hops are not assertive, balance adequately without a distinguishing flavor that identifies type. Thins late in the impression and gets a little boring by the end of the glass.
09-26-2004 19:43:08 | More by ADR
3.5/5 rDev -4.4%
(Served in a dimple mug)
A- This beer pours a deep copper hued crystal clear body with a bubbly off-white head that soon breaks up and a racing carbonation pushing to the surface.
S- The clean soft dry malt hint gives way to a slightly sulfury Noble hop bitterness that grows as the beer opens up.
T- The dry slightly toasted malt has some Munich hints to it but fades to a dry green Noble hop bitterness with little hop flavor. There is some caramel malt notes the come thru in the dry finish and a sulfury flavor that grows as the beer warms.
M- The light mouthfeel is crisp with a fizz that coats the mouth and grows really big enhancing the bitterness but losing other flavors.
O- This beer is almost astringent it is so dry in the finish and although it is well lagered the malt is hidden behind the bitterness and big fizz.
02-21-2012 15:12:29 | More by rhoadsrage
4.22/5 rDev +15.3%
Typically, I am not prone to seek out premium Lagers. In fact, with this review I get that silly little empty beer mug sumbol. I had wanted to grab something noteworthy- either odd, like the funky regionals or malt liquors I review or upscale, perhaps a Belgian. Even thought of getting some good brew from home in Wisconsin.
Well, serendipity led me to my new local brewery, Boulevard in KC. The fall special is a Munich Helles Lager, Bob's 47.
Turns out it has a beautiful seasonal color, like leaves changing from yellow to orange. Generously carbonated, the head was fleeting.
I'm not good at subtle aromas, the sweetness and some floral hop notes struck me.
The taste was impressive- malty, slightly nutty and well balanced. An assertive beer that cries out to be served with food.
The finish was clean, perhaps a slightly metallic tang that slips off the tongue.
This is a truly drinkable beer. Often I have heard brewers say that a quality lager is the highest attainment of the brewer's art. Since this beer is a tribute to Bob Werkowitch, 1947 grad of the US Brewers Academy, it is a fitting tribute.
I am glad it is from my local brewery.
09-26-2004 20:12:14 | More by brewQ
Bob's '47 Oktoberfest from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.