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Mardi Gras Bock - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.87%
Wants: 11
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bock (January – March) is the first of our seasonal brews. It is brewed with Perle hops and pale and caramel malts. Our Bock is similar to a German Maibock in its high malt content, full body and slightly higher alcohol content. Abita Bock is a very popular brew, especially during our Mardi Gras season.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2002)
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02/21/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Nice beer. I know that can sound offensive but sometimes all you want is something amiable. This is that kind of beer. Polite flavors. I think the Mardi Gras labeling is a misnomer as it's not so much a 'party' beer as a beer of the season. Very drinkable. The personification of a "session" beer.

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The nose is a little more "winey" that 6.5% alcohol would suggest, also spicy hops, malt spice.
Pours copper amber under a massive 3"+ slightly off-white persistent foam cap that produces thick ledges of lace.
The palate starts rich and malty balanced by a spicy-earthy hop accent on the finish.
Medium to just above on the body, medium carbonation, creamy and smooth.

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12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, golden, copper/amber color with a finger and a half of white-colored head that dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Malty up front, imparting notes of freshly baked sourdough bread and Club® Crackers. There are also strong notes of caramel and black pepper.

Taste: Exactly like the aroma. Malty up front, imparting notes of cereal, crackers, toasted bread, followed by caramel-like sweetness, and finished with a touch of hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very smooth, as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 6.5%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Another good beer from Abita. Good flavors of malt and caramel-like sweetness, wrapped up in a smooth, creamy quaff. I’d certainly get it again.

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Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
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