Bob's '47 Oktoberfest | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Bob's '47 OktoberfestBob's '47 Oktoberfest

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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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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The appearance is just as it should be! Not much head, but it's clear and amber.

The smell is also pleasant. A bit malty and all beer.

The taste is fairly typical. I wouldn't buy it again.

The mouthfeel is like having a fishing net draped over your tongue. It's the neatest part about it. It touches the whole tongue, but the beer is a bit thin.

Overall, it's an average, drinkable beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

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3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not a memorable beer, but very drinkable with thin head that remains until the end. No lacing on the glass. Metallic hop taste lingers for a while, and although not unpleasant, this lacks a bit of complexity and taste up front that you would expect from a typical american octoberfest beer.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is medium caramel/bronze with amber tones. Two fingers of very slightly tanned, buttery head dissipated to leave a spotted lacing and ring around the edge.

Smell: The first whiff was very robust and malty, but it faded a little as my nose adjusted. Caramel, cocoa, toffee, brown sugar, a little toasted grain, and grassy hops. The overall experience is malty and sweet.

Taste: It is a creeper. I took a swig and my taste buds registered a little salon-esque hairspray, probably from the hops. But after a while the malty sweetness from the smell kicked in. It is mostly caramel, but there are subtle hints of the cocoa, toffee, and brown sugar from the smell offering variety. It has a nice grassy bite at the end. As the beers keeps warming, the hops start to overpower the malts, so the maltiness I like from a märzen is overshadowed.

Drinkability: It could be better, but it is far from one of those American märzen’s that looks sexy but lacks a ton of complexity.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

905th Review on BA
Bottle to mug
12 oz

Best by 12/1/11
Purchased from: On the Rocks, Lawrence, KS

App- Another mix of brown/amber/orange with a good fast receding head. Soft white and about 1 fingers worth. Zero cling.

Smell- A very malty brew with a rich caramel background.

Taste- A good spicy Oktoberfest. A little bit more malty with more caramel sweetness. A bit thicker than most.

Mouth- A medium bodied beer with a medium carbonation. A good caramel/malt balance.

Drink- Not too shabby. Not my favorite style but Boulevard still makes a good beer.

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4.65/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a beautiful dark copper color. An off-white head eases it's way into a film, with good webbed lacing.

Aroma is buttery and spicy. Faint caramel.

Taste is a rare 5.0. Just so well balanced and with a great combination of caramel buttery sweetness, with some spicy cinnamon.

Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied, some carbonation.

Overall, probably one of the best Oktoberfests this year 2012. Malty, caramel sweetness, and a hint of cinnamon spices. Love it.

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3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a completely clear amber/orange color with a small off-white head that dissipates pretty quickly.  Not really any lacing left behind and the legs are somewhat modest on the edges of the glass.

S: Malty up front.  Slightly bready and grainy and with a touch of caramel as well.  Hops are present as well, along with some pear and/or apple in the background balancing everything out and adding some nice complexity.  

T: Malty breadiness greets you immediately upon each sip.  Caramel and apples accompany the already malty sweetness, though they are pretty subtle.  Earthy hops some fall spices round out the finish creating a nice balance between the sweet and spicy characteristics.  Not overly complex, but a pretty darn tasty example of the style. 

M: Medium-bodied with a moderate-low level of carbonation that is very pleasant on the palate.  Creamy.  Starts out sweet and then finishes less sweet, but not bitter or particularly drying.  Pleasant.

D: Really easy to put down and very tasty.  I look forward to this beer every year, and wasn't disappointed again.  It's not the best example of the style, nor the most tasty, but it's well made and balanced.  

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Bob's '47 Oktoberfest from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.73 out of 5 based on 671 ratings.
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