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Bob's '47 Oktoberfest | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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3.67/5
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679 Ratings
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBob's '47 Oktoberfest
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

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

Added by Todd on 08-31-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,180
Reviews:
263
Ratings:
679
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Ratings: 679 |  Reviews: 263
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4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1angrydwarf
3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am live in the KC area and hate to give this rating but I find this offering sub par. This beer seems water and lacking flavor and always seems to have a metallic taste the first few sips. I love this style but this version is way to laidback for me. I have been spoiled by the munich brewers.

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Photo of Branlott42
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TylerJ
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ICTguy21
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brianstrong2
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zorro
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orangeish amber colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells malty and a bit sweet. Mild fruity scent like an ale yeast was used. Mild grassy hop scent.

Starts out mild and malty with a slight taste of scorched sugar. Mild bitterness and slightly woody. Mainly this is just mild flavored and pleasing.

Mouthfeel is about perfect for the style.

Overall a pleasing and mild to the senses Oktoberfest. One of the best of the style I have sampled.

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3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bicyclesandbeer
4.4/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.32/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: Clear copper color with a crackling white head.

S: Sweet caramel malt. Don't get much else.

T: Malty up front. Some herbal spiciness in the middle, then finishes bitter and a little metallic.

F: Moderate carbonation, light mouthfeel.

O: Easy to drink, but nothing to really make it stand out.

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3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleJ
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single 12 ounce bottle bought at Boulevard and consumed at home 1,500 miles away. On to the beer:

Toasted autumn orange colored and topped with a half-inch of head. Spotty lace hangs around the glass. Bob's '47 goes in a slightly different direction of the common marzen. In both aroma and taste, there's a large push of mandarin orange flavor, especially in the aroma, where it pairs with caramel. The taste is on the lighter side, with caramel and bread crust notes, plus a slice of mandarin orange. The beer is light bodied and quick going down, and shows that the spirit of Oktoberfestbier continues to be celebrated by American brewers.

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3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of phoccer
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cbaz
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thebrewman
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a 16 oz stein. Beer pours a very nice copper red with plenty of lace that dwindles to a thin strip that remains throughout the tasting. Hints of caramel, bread, and molasses. The 5.8 ABV compliments this malty sweet brew. The beer is slightly thin, but tasty. I'll definitely have a few more.

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3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kazahkstan
4.59/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass
Look: Thin, quickly fading head. Dancing carbonation bubbles persist throughout drinking but don't impose. A pale orange/golden amber, mostly transparent. Looks like your standard marzen.
Smell: Strong tart lemon, sweet and bready malt, toasted wheat, caramel.
Taste: Wow! This flavor really packs a punch, and it doesn't taste like your standard Oktoberfest. Bob's '47 gets its onset sweetness from a tart lemon/citrus taste. This fades into a sweet bread malt, similar to my mother's homemade pineapple bread, a mix of savory sweet and wholesome wheat and yeast. Included are undertones of citrus hoppiness and just a faint hint of bitterness combined with light spices and toasted caramel. Aftertaste is a wholesome, full-bodied wheat.
Feel: Light, lightly carbonated, and refreshing. Leaves you wanting more but doesn't skimp on wheatiness. Almost no dryness.
Overall: The best seasonal I've had this Oktoberfest. This will be my new Fall go-to. Highly recommended to anybody who enjoys fall wheat beer.

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Bob's '47 Oktoberfest from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 679 ratings
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