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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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489 Ratings
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Ratings: 489
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 8
Gots: 14 | 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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04-12-2012 02:38:34 | More by ucsbmullet
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04-10-2012 05:45:59 | More by Bowlus803
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03-21-2012 16:22:21 | More by Johnfitts
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-18-2012 22:32:07 | More by theminutemen
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-18-2012 15:36:41 | More by Darles_Chickens
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Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

03-04-2012 02:31:43 | More by Reed
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-03-2012 20:40:26 | More by RDW
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3/5  rDev -18%

03-02-2012 18:37:03 | More by ScaryHarry3
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saheider


3/5  rDev -18%

03-01-2012 03:39:32 | More by saheider
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a dimple mug)
bottled 12/31/11

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 15:12:29 | More by rhoadsrage
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mechanicalprints

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-21-2012 00:22:06 | More by mechanicalprints
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-19-2012 19:34:41 | More by tdmccarthy
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Archimedes

Kansas

3/5  rDev -18%

02-18-2012 15:12:15 | More by Archimedes
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Onioncreek512

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +23%

02-18-2012 03:12:28 | More by Onioncreek512
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-16-2012 05:47:59 | More by Cramerican
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jwmarcum

Missouri

3/5  rDev -18%

02-15-2012 21:23:40 | More by jwmarcum
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes:

Nice pour. Chestnut, acorn..with a bit of amber. The head is nice looking at first but dies down. Average lacing

Nutty aroma up front but the hops are not shy here. Sweet caramel and very ripe apples.

The hops are the balancing force here. I'm guessing the Noble variety...it should be...with the sharp green grassiness and light citrus. But the malt is what I'm looking for. It seems they put in a ton of malt just to counteract the hops. That is, it seems the hops were the first ingredient (well, besides water) and they said, 'oh snap...we need more malt'. Caramel and toasted bread, some light apple. Nutty. Somewhat grainy, not as clean as I would like.

While this may be a better-than-average marzen, it's still a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 21:50:00 | More by Mebuzzard
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I picked this beer up at the 1960 and Cutten Spec's a couple weeks ago. A little late in the season to see an Oktoberfest, but I am always excited to see any new O-Fest I haven't tried. Let's see what this particular offering from Boulevard has to offer.

Appearance: Pours a very clear slightly orange-amber color with a small 1/4" head of off white bubbles after a pretty aggressive pour. The head faded to a pretty substantial ring where the beer meets the glass. There are a few bubbles rising, but they seem to only stick for a few seconds once they make it to the top.

Aroma: The aroma in this beer is pretty much like I would expect it to be. Mostly toasty notes from Munich malt and some mild light caramel sweetness, some bread crusts, and a subtle noble hop character in the background providing background support and adding fresh complexity. As the beer warms up some, the toasty notes soften up and leave the light caramel and mild hops in the nose primarily.

Taste: The flavor has significantly more bitterness from the hops than the aroma let on. There is a pretty significant slug of toasty sweetness to hit you in the beginning of the sip, but then the dryness from the attenuation and the hops take over and lead you into the finish. In the very end, there is a little bit of relief from the hops, but this isn't until late. The carbonation is ample for the style, but the body is a little light, so it comes across feeling a bit thin on the palate.

Opinion: I was diging this beer until I got to the drinking part. It isn't bad, but the balance is a little off for the style. It is OK for a commercial beer, and I wouldn't mind drinking it again as it definitely IS drinkable. I just really enjoy Hacker Pschorr O-Fest, which is practically like a milkshake in flavor and mouthfeel. This beer is a long way from that, but still a decent attempt at the style and one worth trying out if you get a chance.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 23:17:56 | More by SkeeterHawk
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strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-10-2012 09:46:14 | More by strongaf
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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flagmantho

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: nice orange hue with a completely clear body and a finger of frothy ivory foam. I like it.

Smell: sweet, caramelly malt aroma. Hints of nuttiness. Hops are practically nonexistent, though, and the overall effect is imbalanced.

Taste: again, sweet and caramelly malt with very little hop character and a low bitterness which only lightly appears at the end. The hops I do get are noble and earthy in character.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and concomitant creaminess. I like it!

Overall: a decent Oktoberfest, but I don't think I'd seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 00:00:58 | More by flagmantho
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Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +23%

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Minnesota

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Missouri

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01-24-2012 04:33:22 | More by substanceD
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Birdlegs

Washington

3/5  rDev -18%

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Bob's '47 Oktoberfest from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.