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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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Bob's '47 OktoberfestBob's '47 Oktoberfest

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

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

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Ratings: 679 |  Reviews: 263
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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

A - Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a clear, cooler colored body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Toasty malt, lightly sweet caramel, and some herbal hops in the background.

T - Toasty bread and dry toffee up front. Some more dry bread in the middle and a finish of dry, grainy malt, light herbal hops, and a touch of fruity, red apple character that lingers on the palate.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Not bad, a little bland but within expectations for the style, not much else to say about this one.

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3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head with poor retention on clear amber orange body. No lacing really.

S: earthy hops with grains and musty malts. hint of caramel.

T: Nice spice notes which are mild and therefore not overdone. This one is fairly medicinal and metallic, especially in the finish. Up front barley and malts. a little tart and sour but bareable.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Fairly drinkable. The finish hurts this one a little. I am not a big fan of the style and this one wouldnt be a regular for me.

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3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful 12oz bottle poured into 9oz Pilsener glass. Poured a clean, clear light amber color with about 1/2 inch of light tan head that moderate retention and lacing.

The aroma was good earthy grains, gentle hops and just a bit of yeastiness. The flavors, while typical for the style, were very well done. The malts came across smoothly and the hops accentuated nicely.

The body was bit fuller than typical for the style, nicely smooth, but the finish was just a bit sticky. Drinkability was very good, having several wouldn't be an issue. Overall, a very take on the style and a nuce brew. Certainly worth your time if you see it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16 ounce pint - $5.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Clear, amber-esque body with a one-third inch of off-white foam.

Smell: Very meager nose -- one where you're sniffing and sniffing, trying to let it warm in abject hopes of a bit more of an aromatic presence, until you accidentally dip your snoot in the beer. You never get more than a sliver of malts, a scrap of hops, nothing else.

Taste: Predominately bready malts, lightly grainy and with a faint sweetness. Very low alcohol presence alongside the herbal, lightly bitter hops. Drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: For me, it falls far shy of being an ideal Oktobefest.

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1/5  rDev -72.8%

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

A: Pours a clear orange with two fingers of white head that recedes into a thin layer with decent lacing.

S: Munich malts with clean biscuit aromas dominate with hints of sweet caramel and piney hops.

T: Munich malts here as well with some piney bitterness from the hops and a bready finish.

M: Light body with medium carbonation, this beer is light enough, though feels a bit watery on the finish.

O: A decent Marzen overall, though a little on the bitter side for the style.

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

Boulevard's Fall Seasonal couldn't come soon enough. It's been an unbearably long, hot summer and it's about time fall started to arrive. Cheers to fall!

Bottle best by 12-08-12. Bottle poured into a Nonic Pint.

A- Pours a nice clear copper color with 2 fingers of foamy yellowish, off white head that quickly settles and leaves some mild lacing on the glass.

S- Malty, bready aromas. Lightly browned toast. Spicy hops.

T- Toasty bread. Nice amount of malty sweetness followed quickly by a spicy hop balance that tastes herbal and floral.

M- An easier drinker here. Maybe on the high side of medium body, with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O- Another nice drinking seasonal from Boulevard. I'm glad they decided to release their seasonals in 12 packs this year.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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