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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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Bottle says best by 11/16/12.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with lots of rising bubbles. Huge five finger off white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing sticking around the glass.

Smell: A bready malt forward aroma with a nice scent of spicy hops. Bready and fairly sweet toasted malts and wheat with hints of baked biscuit, caramel, toffee, toast, yeast, and cracker. Decent hop scent with some floral spicy earthy hops lingering around. Also a hint of a cinnamon like spicing. Very forward with the bready caramel but a nice hop balance. Solid smell.

Taste: Like the smell previews, a caramel heavy bready malt taste with some nice hop spice. Toasted malts with good notes of caramel, biscuit, toffee, crackers, yeast, wheat, and toast. A subtle hint of cinnamon and clove like spice. Also some spice from a solid mix of floral and grassy hops that add some bitterness in the back end. There's a pretty good balance here of bready sweetness and hop bite.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and fairly spicy for the style. Has a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty solid Marzen. Has more of a spicy kick than most in the style. It makes for an interesting twist.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice copper color with a good finger of head.
Smell of hay and bread. Faint smell overall.
Great tasting. Balanced malt and hops with a little bitterness (lemon) winning over.
Soft texture, medium body, moderate carbonation.
Enjoyable drink overall.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

October is around the bend and you know what that means - grab your standby Marzenbiers and seek out some new ones while you can get 'em.

Bob's '47 hit the glass in a nice shade crystal clear amber/orange. Seems well-carbonated, but the 0.25" white head is not tight. It's fizzy and disappears like a fart in the wind. Lace is {0}. Yes, the null set indeed.

The aroma is faint, but there's a sweet bread caramel malty character.

Nothing high-flying in the taste dept. Mostly toasty bread crusts, lightly malted, and mild hop character. For me, marzens either have zing or they don't. This one does not. Not bad, but not special.

I do like the feel of this beer. It's not quite full-bodied, but it's close. You could drink a few of these with the help of good company.

Overall, this is your old standard marzenbier with no twists to stay true to the style which is probably what they're shooting for. Good session brew in the spirit of Fall.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.12/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this brew on many occasions on our trip down to Kansas City, MO. Nice amber pour with a medium sized white head. Nice malt aroma with a bit of the hop presence at the end. Flavor is slightly malty with a nice hop finish. Not as flavorful as some Octoberfests out there but it can get the job done.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a 12 pack of this tonight at the local liqour store, hadn't realized until today that it was out. Excited about it, I can add to my Boulevard label collection and try a new beer, a new marzen/oktoberfest beer. Very excited. Side poured with standard vigor from a bottle into the glass.

Appearance - Pours a beautiful copper color with a nice two finger head that lingers for a minute or two. Leaves good lacing and shows a good amount of carbonation inside the glass. Like the packaging and the story behind the beer as well.

Smell - Bread crusts, toasty malts, and a nice hop kick in the middle and end. A light orange note, citrus note. Really inviting smell.

Taste - A lot like the taste, with a nice malty sweetness and toasty bread character up front, with the hops and citrus coming through more in the middle and towards the finish. A good caramel malt backbone. Really nice taste, really enjoyed it.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, sweet, good carbonation level and a little under medium bodied. The finish makes it seem so easy to drink a dozen or so of these. Dangerously smooth.

Overall - I would absolutely recommend this beer. Try it, buy it, drink it! Good oktoberfest beer, I would like to take this to some friends outside Boulevards distribution area and see what they think. Tasty!

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Dimpled Mug.

Appearance: Clear copper-orange with quickly settling white head.

Smell: Spicy noble hops, some grassiness, cherry, and light toast.

Taste: The spicy hops are fairly apparent upfront with some straw and cherry mixed in. There is a sweet core underneath composed of caramel and light biscuit. The spiciness lingers on the finish.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, medium-light body. Mostly dry finish that is kinda tingly.

Overall: Above average Marzen that really hits the spot. However, the tingly mouthfeel and slightly odd balance hamper it slightly.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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