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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: 507
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 9
Gots: 21 | 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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5/5  rDev +36.6%

wchasejr, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

gwguest, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

kckclassic, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

SavvyStudent, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.7/5  rDev +28.4%

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a beautiful dark copper color. An off-white head eases it's way into a film, with good webbed lacing.

Aroma is buttery and spicy. Faint caramel.

Taste is a rare 5.0. Just so well balanced and with a great combination of caramel buttery sweetness, with some spicy cinnamon.

Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied, some carbonation.

Overall, probably one of the best Oktoberfests this year 2012. Malty, caramel sweetness, and a hint of cinnamon spices. Love it.

JuicesFlowing, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of RushLimbmalt
4.68/5  rDev +27.9%

Pours a dark amber and has a white head that leaves a nice lace on my glass. The aroma is very malty with a little spiciness of the hops. Very nice for a lager... It is very bock-like in it's character. I love the malty backbone with the excellent hopping... I am blown away by how good the beer is. I was expecting much less. I can't wait until next years batch.

RushLimbmalt, Jan 13, 2005
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4.58/5  rDev +25.1%

Served to me in pint glass at Barley's on Midland in Shawnee.

A: Reddish brown (amber?) color. Head stuck around a long time.

S: Hop bite but not overpowering. Slightly caramel/sweet yet dry.

T: Good malty flavor, hop bite aftertaste. Enjoyed a lot.

M: Medium body, crisp slight fruit, apple or pear, can't quite make it out. Guess I don't have the tongue for it yet.

mwagner8, Sep 09, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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robertaddis, Nov 10, 2012
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4.47/5  rDev +22.1%

This is simply delicious and one of my favorite beers. I once spent four hours of my weekday afternoon driving around St. Louis looking for this seasonal offering (quit holding out on us and offer it year 'round!). The color a beautiful translucent dark amber/brown. Pours a quickly fading head with some lacing, but the real redeeming quality is the taste, full and rich while mild without a heavy or grainy mouthfeel. Fantastic!

drewseslu, Apr 07, 2006
Photo of JEdmund
4.47/5  rDev +22.1%

Attractive bronze body with a modest head

Appetizing aroma of grassy and hay-like hops, plus sweet melon-like malts, and some faint mineral qualities making me think this water came from Bavaria

Taste + Mouthfeel
Malt centric beer, with lots of doughy and slightly sweet malts to enjoy, though thankfully it never gets too malty or sweet; mineral-like flavors, combined with the faint hopping, scythe nicely through the malts, helping the finish end well; not too familiar with the style, but I would love to try more that are this good.

Each sips manages to pack in good flavor, but end quickly and cleanly, making for a very sessionable Bavarian style beer. I can't believe I didn't care for this in years past. I will definitely be buying more this season and will eagerly look forward to its arrival each fall.

JEdmund, Sep 25, 2009
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4.47/5  rDev +22.1%

Clear and bright burntish orange color, thin sticky yellowed head, minimal spotty lacing.

Aroma is toffeeish, nutty, caramel dipped toasted edging; warming, clean, and soft with an overall sweet malt tone. Quite nice actually.

Taste is malty smooth, akin to becoming dopplebock-like but keeps a slight toastier edge and slight herbal hop backing to it. Mostly sweet with a light mixure of bready malts and caramel smoothness, lifting into some retracting toffee butter and nuts. Finish lends a bit of hoppy herbal grassy atop a slight roasty/toasty chewy malt.

Feel is silky smooth and malty thick, nearly full and buttery, not too cloying in sweetness but definately has a hangin' around-sticky thing to its character and body. A pleasant surprise as it slides right down. This is a keeper by the folks at Boulevard.
Drinkability high and easy going. And at 5% this is a super sessionable brew to behold. Too bad its a seasonal. Astonishly good stuff!

tavernjef, Nov 08, 2004
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4.4/5  rDev +20.2%

A: Beautiful copper, not much head, zero lacing

S: Carmel malts, hops, some spice, nit sure what, but, nice.

T: Malty ( can't wait to review, and read other takes on this beer!), did I mention malts?! Nice balance of hops, about as hoppy of a beer as I care for - I'm a malt-head. Finishes with a bit of vanilla.

M/D: Low carbonation, a bit of metallic aftertaste. I see the ABV is under 5%, I can really, really see myself making this a session beer if it becomes year-round.

KI9A, Sep 24, 2008
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4.4/5  rDev +20.2%

Bottle Inspection: Best by 12/01/06 (sampled 1/1/07) Hand carried back from Little Rock

Aroma: Light noble hop with light lemon grass backed by a sweet malt base. Nice balance allows both to shine.

Appearance: Very clear amber glass holds a thin head and fair collar that manages a few loops of lace.

Flavor: Nice tea flavor shifts to an almost citric hop. Crisp European hops backed by a nice barley malt, excellent balance.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation level keeps the medium body lively but not fizzy.

Overall Impression: Smooth flavor melds the four natural ingredients in a solid fashion so that none stand out, but all are tasted. Total package is refreshing and clean, but with solid flavor. Easy drinking, very nice beer, recommended.

HardTarget, Jan 01, 2007
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4.4/5  rDev +20.2%

I had a bottle of this at Old Chicago last night.

Nice clear amber red pour with a very small head of foam that disappeared completely within a couple of minutes.

The nose had a nice strongish bready and caramel malt smell with a noticeable fruity note and just a bit of hoppiness hiding in the background. I really liked taking whiffs of this one!

Nice caramel and bready malt flavour with some fruitiness and a fairly dry finish thanks to a small but, it is there, hop presence. Wow. The more I drank, the more I wanted to drink...extremely drinkable for me(mouthfeel was nice and not a bit watery) and very satisfying. I just wish I could buy some sixers around town. :^(

Bitterbill, May 14, 2008
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4.35/5  rDev +18.9%

A - A dark orange crystal clear brew sits beneath a khaki one finger head that goes away pretty quickly. I was expecting this to be a light pils shade of yellow or gold, but this is dark and rusty. A moderate amount of lace sticks to the glass.

S - Deep and rich slightly toasted malts accompany a dark fruity, jammy, almost blackberry and black cherry note. Smells like whole wheat toast with a little bit of butter and blackberry jam. Interesting, if not super assertive.

T - Wow! Again, this tastes nothing like what I thought it would taste like, and I'm pleasantly surprised. Just like the nose, there are nice whole grain toast and fruity dark jam notes. Blueberry, blackberry, and cherry preserves. The hops really come out here too! Boy is this good!

M - Medium bodied with a nice mellow level of carbonation. An oily film coats my mouth after swallowing, and the aftertaste of hops and jammy dark fruits goes on for days! There is almost a two-stage finish to this one. First, it's all hops and bitterness. Then, a hugely fruity sweetness coats the inside of my mouth.

D - This one totally came out of left field and floored me! I was expecting a somewhat boring pilsener-like lager, and got a hoppy fruit bomb with deep toasted malts. Here's to Bob Werkowitch!

pmcadamis, Nov 09, 2007
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Bob's '47 Oktoberfest from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.