RATINGS: 472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Coppermonk (2) - Mission, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2004 does not count
I believe it is the lager yeast in this one that sets me on fire. I am so used to ales, but this one knocked me on my backside. Filled with flavor, this would be a nice offering year-round. Seems to age well in the fridge, I'll buy a little more next year.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JAN 6, 2004
12/3/03. Poured out of 12 oz. bottle, obtained in a trade with Indra on RateBeer 11/18/03. Light amber color. Pale malt nose, not much. White fluffy head dissipates. Light malt and hops on a medium body. Nice texture but not much flavor going on. Finish is smooth but short, not too exciting. Very surprised to see this one score so high with the gallery. I found it pretty mediocre all-around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2004
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2003
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2003
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5333) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2003
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2003
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2003
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.

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