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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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 1947 graduate of the U.S. Brewer‘s Academy.


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2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
From notes. Bottle. Sweet soapy caramel. Again, just another crappy example of a Marzen.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2537) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2014
12 oz single bottle into a pint glass, purchased yesterday, best by 11/26/14, WTF Tipsy’s? Burnt orange, light amber and clear appearance with a white head and light lacing. Aroma of Munich malts, light noble hops, toffee, bread, toasted grains and light caramel. The flavor is malt forward and moderately sweet with a light spicy hop bitterness coming through in the finish. Pretty solid oktoberfest bier, even after the best by date.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2014
12 oz bottle with a BB date stamp of Dec. 2014. A bit bland, even for a Marzen, this beer manages to have crisp, lively carbonation with a head that’s a bit weak for style. Light aroma and flavor is even a tad light for style, although not the hop level. Nearly as sweet as it is bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wollipam (18) - - NOV 8, 2014
Very solid marzen. Smells slightly like caramel with a nice amber color. Taste is good with very little bitterness and after taste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TH28 (146) - - OCT 31, 2014
Golden orange and clear. Aroma is bready and toasty malt. Taste is bready, toasty, with a slight hint of caramel and raisin. Mouthfeel is medium with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes with lingering maltiness with hints of raisin

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lutz2jm (142) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Pours golden orange with no head. Aromas of grapes and cartelized sugar. Taste is malty with some notes of grapes. A large amount of carbonation for a beer with not residual head. Ok at best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2014
great example of the style, and up there with the better American versions. rich and malty, caramel, bread and toffee greet the nose and palate. finishes dry and sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beernbourbon (1326) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Pour is Clear light copper with a small soapy white head. Aroma is sugary toasted malt with light hay and yeast. Flavor is sweet with lightly toasted malt and a faintly hoppy finish. Lightly floral. The yeasty finish that usually turns me off to this style is absent, but still really sweet for the abv. I like this more than most marzen but still not at the top of my list. It grew on me slowly.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CopterScott (158) - Kansas, USA - OCT 2, 2014
clear orange amber color with a thin off-white head that completely disappears. aroma is toasted and caramel malts. flavor is toasted and caramel malts and some pine.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joehume74 (12) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Probably my favorite marzen year in and year out. Well rounded, malty and amber. Such a beautiful oktoberfest.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beachmaster (174) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 27, 2014
12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear amber/orange, with a moderate white head which quickly fades. No lacing. Not much on the nose, faint aroma of malt. Taste is OK, typical for the style. An average Oktoberfest.


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