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Mardi Gras Bock - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

619 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 619
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 14
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2002

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
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Ratings: 619 | Reviews: 233 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of braican
3.19/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wattersmike90
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ColSanders123
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickSMpls
3.19/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A bit too sweet for my taste. Might be better when washing down some oysters down in NO but not for a night on the tundra.

Photo of iprivett
2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nothing special really. It represents the bock style well but doesn't bring anything new to the table.

Photo of gruss004
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lite auburn draft with thin off white head. Not much nose, maybe a little caramel. Dry with a little caramel. Dry, lite mouthfeel. Enjoyable overall.

Photo of KYGunner
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nicely sweet on the nose it has a deep caramel and toffee aroma with some barley, grain and nut.

The flavor is ok but a little weak. Grainy barley malt, toffee malts, light bubblegum, piney bitterness and a pecan nuttiness are not overly pronounced but obvious.

The feel is very light, bubbly and at times sharp but it is actually served better a touch warm.

Photo of nyrblue2
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TonyY
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seabeetastetest
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very drinkable beer very smooth. Make this your Mardi Gras Beer. From the great folks at Abita!!

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pstam87
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fabiand
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mwar
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of megamick
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tiernan
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brett606
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwc215
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange-tinted amber with a creamy off-white head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of caramelized grain, nuts with a mild floral note.

The taste is of mildly caramelized grain, nuts...Sweet, but balanced with a subtle touch of grass/floral note in the finish.

Smooth and creamy. The description says full-bodied - I would put it at medium. In any case, it's smooth and the body works well.

The description says similar to a maibock - and it's similar. A nice malty, yet with some balance, easy-drinking beer. I can see this going well at Mardi Gras in warm New Orleans!

Photo of joster_951
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep orange color with a khaki head that fizzes away rather quickly without leaving trails. The smell was rather subdued with a bit of caramel and hops but very faint. The taste was a bit mild, but had the standard bock notes of caramel and then some grassy hop flavors. Nothing too out of the ordinary but overall not a bad beer.

Photo of Furlinator
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tastes like the artificial butter flavoring that goes on movie theater popcorn.

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Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.