Ding Points: 85.50
Pour: 70.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 90.00, Mouth: 90.00, Global: 90.00
Apparently this beer is brewed to celebrate one Bob Werkowitch, Master Brewer, and his graduation from the US Brewer’s Academy in 1947. Nice.
Beautiful clarity with a distinctly orange hue, Bob’s ’47 looks like a classic Oktoberfest in the glass. 20 oz pint at Taco Mac in Douglasville, GA, USA. To be honest, the head is a little disappointing and there is minimal lace, but both the hue and the clarity are pleasing in the glass.
Nose has all the right malt notes, but is also light and clean. The aroma hits the style nicely and promise much.
Tastes are more robust than the aroma would suggest (good), but fit beautifully into the style. A rare combination of satisfying depth and light drinkability, this beer exceeds expectations. Smooth, with a classic malt base, there are some light bitter notes that dance around the perimeter, the back end and finish. Aftertastes are again, satisfying.
All beers in this genre need that moreish quality combined with a biscuity malt base, and this hits the spot. It really dances on the tongue – breaking with light maltiness like a slightly unsweetened Malteser (a ‘Whopper’ for you Americans).
Clean and simple (but at the same time with good presence), one of the more memorable beers that I gave had in the last six months. Tasty and a beer that does exactly what it should. It delivers. In many ways this summarizes Boulevard nicely. A no nonsense brewer that generally hits styles squarely, and delivers beers that satisfy. Nice work Bob!
Other: Okctoberfest/Marzen, 5.8% ABV, 27 IBU’s.