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Mardi Gras Bock - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

632 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 17
Gots: 56 | 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: 632 | Reviews: 238
Photo of UTPharm2012
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of stickydankhop
3.39/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Started to taste better when it warmed up

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle. This bock pours a clear bright orange with a thin, quickly dissipating white head that leaves little lacing. Nose of light bread, caramel malts, nuts, grains, and sweet malts. flavors follow the nose with sweet breaded malts notes up front and on the sides, a nutty character blends with light breaded malts as well as a moderate grain flavor. Lightly sweet aftertaste mixed with a grain note. Moderate alcohol in the finish. Smooth and wet, lightly dry on the finish. A decent bock.

Photo of Ardeer
3.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antc2382
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Somewhat watery, this was very malt forward, as expected. Decent beer, nothing excellent

Photo of GaBengal
3.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ALEXJMZ
3.02/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A. Burnt orange color, looks clear. Lots of small bubbles rising up. Thick rocky head.

S. Some toasted malts and caramel.

T. Very rich and malty, bready, toasted, caramel, hint of honey. Hop bitterness is low, spicy noble hops.

AT. Finish is very crisp, clean and just a little dry. Body is full, very smooth, crisp, semi refreshing, well carbonated.

Photo of Badger311
3.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hub_City_Hop_Hound
3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasty and easy to drink despite sporting a higher ABV than most other Bock beers.

Photo of DrMullet
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rypkr
3.99/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of braican
3.19/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wattersmike90
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ColSanders123
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickSMpls
3.19/5  rDev -7.3%
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 -13.4%
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 -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
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 -1.5%
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 +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TonyY
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
3.61/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.