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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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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a deep honey that is crystal clear with loads of bubbles. The beer has half a finger tan head with little lacing and little retention

S - Aromas of mainly malts. Has a nice caramel and nutty buckbone to it though. Pleasing

T - Very good flavor. Not complex but appealing. It is a malty beer and much like the aroma there is a ice caramel and nutty flavor that omes from the malts

M - a light bodied beer that finishes slick in the mouth

O - A very good Oktoberfest. Not a beer I would crave all the time but it'd sit very nice on a cool October day sitting around a camp fire. Easy enough to drink that one could enjoy several

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 17:11:58 | More by Goosehunter75
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Jwillyb

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

11-04-2013 23:58:57 | More by Jwillyb
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rlee1390

Indiana

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

A-Clear amber, one finger head that doesn't last long, not much carbonation.

S-Caramel, toffee, malt. Mainlty malt. Some bread. No hops.

T-Rather malty, some caramel, tad bit of coffee. Bread as well. Not hops to balance it out.

M-light, not much carbonation, tad watery as well.

O-The flavors weren't strong, the balance wasn't there. A boring oktoberfest.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 23:29:39 | More by rlee1390
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rapayn01

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

11-02-2013 05:59:10 | More by rapayn01
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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-02-2013 02:45:28 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-28-2013 02:08:01 | More by jaydoc
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3/5  rDev -18%

10-25-2013 23:20:17 | More by jmccullough108
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Wobbly

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

10-25-2013 21:54:17 | More by Wobbly
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ButtomsUp

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-25-2013 20:10:59 | More by ButtomsUp
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-22-2013 03:08:30 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

10-22-2013 01:14:39 | More by BMart
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spoony

Colorado

3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

From a 355 ml bottle (best by November 29, 2013) into a pint glass.

A-This is an amber-orange colored beer with a fair amount of active carbonation visible through the clear liquid. The head is light-khaki and my aggressive pour produced about one and one-half fingers of height. Retention of the head is good as a thick cap remains for the entire glass.

S-The smell is a mild mixture of wet wheat, light roasted barley (more like toasted barley, I guess), semi-sweet caramel malt, and earthy, vegetal hops. Nice balance.

T-The taste follows the smell pretty closely with toasted malts, semi-sweet caramel malts, a bit of metallic grain, and a vague, vegetal (astringent) hoppy bitterness. It is pretty earthy and mundane, but balanced.

M-Despite the carbonation visible in the glass, this brew drinks sort of heavy with very light, almost creamy carbonation on the palate. The mouthfeel does not pair well with the flavor profile.

O-This is an "OK" example of the style, with a bit more hop presence than I would normally expect. The hops are alright by themselves (they lend a somewhat vegetal, herbal bitterness to the finish that I didn't really care for, but some may enjoy), but the mouthfeel doesn't match well with the flavor...this thing needs more crispness and drinkability if they are going to go so light on the malts. On the plus side, this is a good-looking marzen with a particularly nice head.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 22:31:12 | More by spoony
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jklecko2

Missouri

3/5  rDev -18%

10-17-2013 22:13:38 | More by jklecko2
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rye_so_serious

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-15-2013 23:58:31 | More by rye_so_serious
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

10-15-2013 00:50:49 | More by thinwhiteduke
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thefluker

Missouri

3/5  rDev -18%

10-14-2013 22:35:18 | More by thefluker
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steveh

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It's been 4 years since I last reviewed Boulevard's Oktoberfest offering -- and now it's available in my area, so no trades.

Best by 12/25/13 ink-jetted on the bottle neck.

A -- Clear, orange copper with a creamy, light tan head that holds up well.

S -- Spicy hops up front with mildly bready malt peeking through.

T -- Bready malts up front, mildly toffee-ish sweetness that lingers into spicy hops, a nuttiness, and some light fruit esters. The finish is spicy and estery.

M -- Soft, smooth mouthfeel with a medium body.

O -- Here's another American Oktoberfest that comes off more as a Brown Ale or even an ESB. The flavors are good, nothing off, and it's a nicely drinkable beer -- but just not in-line with a good Oktoberfest Märzen. I have to wonder why I had a better review back in '09, it wasn't any more fresh.

****
10.05.09 Review - 3.5, 4, 4, 4, 4.5

Bottle says best by 12/01/09.

A -- Clear, orange-amber with a slowly thinning, off-white head.

S -- Spicy noble hops up front, bready malts lurking back.

T -- Sweetish bready, lightly toasty malts up front. Some vague citrus character right at the end, but the flavor finishes with a spiciness and malt dryness.

M -- Medium body with a lightly crisp mouthfeel - borders on soft.

D -- Very nice and drinkable. Has the right touch of malt body and sweetness that won't become overpowering after a few. Boulevard calls it an Okto, BA calls it a Vienna -- I probably have to side more with Boulevard because of the body and ABV.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 21:11:51 | More by steveh
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-11-2013 14:28:10 | More by MN_Beerticker
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OldTime

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-07-2013 03:20:23 | More by OldTime
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Carl_R

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

10-06-2013 19:10:34 | More by Carl_R
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

10-06-2013 03:24:34 | More by Schlafly33
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bcm75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-06-2013 01:28:34 | More by bcm75
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cgrunin

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-06-2013 01:12:50 | More by cgrunin
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rtrasr

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-05-2013 23:41:20 | More by rtrasr
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KingFizz

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-05-2013 23:33:28 | More by KingFizz
Bob's '47 Oktoberfest from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.