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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: 586
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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look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Warm amber color with some big lonely bubbles and a coarse head in the tall glass.

Plain caramel flavor with some dirty hops. A hint of butter. Bitterish twang for the finish. Metallic smell. Unpleasant aftertaste of vegetable broth. I would call this a sub-par effort in the category.

The 12 oz bottle says "best by 12/01/12." Above that is "1101 D." So is it a year old? It has that coarse carbonation and slightly musty scent that indicates to me a beer past its prime. So they're not doing any favors with the liberal "best by" date.

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3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours nicely copper expected in Marzen style. Decent head and lacing.

Aroma of toasted bread and roasted nuts, with overtones of spicy sweetness.

The taste is similar in character to the nose. Smooth, toasty notes with spicy cake-like sweetnes (kinda like the crispy caramelized edges of a cake baked in a pan). German hops come through in the finish. Representative of style and only slightly metallic.

The mouthfeel is pretty full-bodied for the style. Finish is pretty dry.

Overall, this is a pretty good American Marzen. It isn't my all-time favorite but I always look forward to Boulevard's Fall seasonal.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 Poured into a tulip

A- pours clear orange with a one finger of an off white dense head.

S- Massive grain. Some dark frruits, caramel and toffee. A sweeter smelling Oktoberfest.

T- A light hoppyness at first. A light fruity flavor takes over the front of the tongue. Very floral, citrusy and grassy. A malts take over and give you a lot of complex caramels and burnt sugars. A bit of dark fruit.

M- A great feel for an Oktoberfest. A lot of mouthfeel. Very silky and drinkable but has a nice sustenance.

O- A nice Oktoberfest. Better then a majority of the american versions I have tried.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a clean copper pour with a finger of white sudsy head, visible carbonation.
smells of bread with a slight hint of citrus.
a bitter citrusy flavor up front, kind of a medicinal taste going on with this one.. not that appealing. definitely malt heavy, but not as sweet as it should be.
medium body, moderate carbonation, easy drinking.

i was a bit let down by this one.. i've only had boulevard's smokestack beers and haven't been let down.. until now. this is definitely one of their low end beers.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours the color of honey with a fluffy tan head that soon recedes, leaving behind a thin veil of foam and sporadic lacing. Aroma is very mild--sweet, and vaguely citric. The flavor is also mild, with caramel malt and just enough hop flavor to balance things out. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy--probably the highlight here. An easy to drink brew, but nothing remarkable, which pretty much typifies the oktoberfest style to me. Wish I had more to say, because it's not bad, just uninteresting.

Bob's '47 Oktoberfest from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 586 ratings.