Bob's '47 Oktoberfest | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
670
Reviews:
261
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
96
For Trade:
0
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Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Walnut
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AmishLightning
3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ABabbidge
3.32/5  rDev -11%
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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Photo of NordicViking913
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleJ
3.58/5  rDev -4%
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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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of phoccer
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cbaz
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thebrewman
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
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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Photo of jsh420
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kazahkstan
4.59/5  rDev +23.1%
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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Photo of rgoodson18
4.32/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It may be because I am from Kansas City, but Bobs '47 is one of the best Oktoberfest out there. It has a decent amount of carbonation, malty on the nose, delicious bread taste. Top two out of the 11 Oktoberfest I tried.

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Photo of ElGallo
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Miami66
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eman17
3.11/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Arsuf476
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad marzen but some issues: too bitter, body is too light, too much carbonation. For plains beer go with free state's Oktoberfest instead much closer to the ideal for style.

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Photo of colts9016
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark amber color with reddish orange hues. The clarity of beer is clear with some carbonation bubble. The head is white one finger white and foamy. The retention on the beer is poor.

N: Rich toasty malts, caramel, some subtle sweetness, yeast, bread, floral, and some citrus.

T: over toasted bread, caramel, some subtle sweetness, yeast, floral, and citrus.

M: carbonated, medium body, and medium finish.

O: This beer is just meh, nothing special about, I feel that the beer malts are too toasty and give an unique flavor that I did not care for. I had much better beer.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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