whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2005 Bright, copper body with high carbonation and a sudsy white head that faded away. Buttery toasted malt aroma and a hint of hay. Fresh, moderately sweet nutty malt flavor with a touch of spicy herbs. Some tartness in the finish. This is a tasty refreshing lager and another solid Boulevard beer.
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-amber pour with a thin head of small white bubbles. Buttery malt aromas, some citrus and hops. Floral hops stand out the most in the flavor. Caramel is present as well. Followed by some malt and a bitter finish. Creamy palate and a medium body.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with a light head and light lacing. The aroma is buttery (diactyl) and malty. The flavor is light and creamy, slightly nutty, lots of caramel. How is this a lager? This has lots more specialty malts than I'm used to in a lager. Finishes light and nutty, not too bad.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2005 Nice caramel color. Nose very malty, a bit sweet. Huge malty flavor, nice caramel tones, nice hit of bitterness at the end, sort of a faint Cascade-esque citrus bite to it. Quite creamy. Really, really good stuff.
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2013 I have picked up a few six packs of this each fall for years. Always solid and enjoyable. I think it has gotten a little milder over the years. Has a deep amber and is very smooth. A little malt flavor. Some spiciness. Nice and light. A great lager that I love to pick up whenever it is available.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best lagers I've ever had. I'm not a fan of this style, so for me to say this is a very big step. Of coures, I am a fan of Boulevard, especially their seasonals, and Bob's 47 certainly ranks up there with Nutcracker and Zon. The smell is slightly haylike or grasslike, but not as strong as other lagers and definitely not repulsive like the really bad ones. Appearance isn't piss-yellow but rather a darker, more amberish color that is quite appealing. The taste is malty and slightly bitter with enough complexity to keep me interested. Not a bear I could drink non-stop for hours straight, but defintely a good one to pick up when I'm in the mood. Good job Boulevard...too bad you don't make this year-round.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Full of subtle nuances, this flavorful, malty, lightly bittered lager is a real Munich-style winner. This is indeed the real deal. Thanks to PhillyBeer for hooking me up with this tasy treat from KC.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lagers are often so bland and predictable, but here is a refreshing alternative. Spicy, malty, dark and luscious Bob's 47 sets new standards for the breed. Lasting head, dark copper tone, sweet smooth mellow malt and a kiss of hops make this brew number one on the charts. Hats of to Boulevard and this fine tribute beer. May Bob Werkowitch rest in peace.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A truly nice lager, but something is missing. Aroma is light, taste is lacking even the slightest amount of hops. Easy to drink, but once it is gone, I am not upset.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Faint aroma. Body is malty sweet, with a slight bitterness. Very smooth. Leaves you wishing you had another bottle.