Mardi Gras Bock - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
3.68/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle - $1.49 Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia (though it wrap up as Abita Christmas [close enough, I suppose]). Best By: 05/16/10
Appearance: Pours a clear, amber-gold body with a frothed, off-white head.
Smell: Pale malts with some light toasty qualities and an iota of light caramel held within. Slight hop spiciness along with a meager background fruitiness.
Taste: Pale malts with distributed tastes of lightly toasted grains and lightly toasted sliced bread. Slight caramel sweetness. Spicy, earthy hops with a good amount of malt-countering bitterness. Just a hint of peppery alcohol tones. Drying finish with bit more spice and, at the tail end, a small hint of honey. The combination of toastiness, honey, and graininess eventually leads me to picture a mouthful of whole-grain Cheerios. Not that that's a bad thing!
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Drinkability: Typically, I find Abita brews to be lackluster at best, but this lil' bock isn't half bad. If a regular dose of Cheerios is heart-healthy, sure Abita Mardi Gras Bock has some health benefits as well.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2010 23:58:31 | More by ChainGangGuy
More User Reviews:
3.61/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This Bock is on the lighter side of the style, a dark orange leaning brownish-red in the darkest depths. The tan-tinted head isn't small but it doesn't last very long. It is able to throw down some thin patching in decent quantity, though.
The nose is a little odd, with a dark malts foundation but little strength and giving little but earth, wood and some sort of metallic mineral note.
It's earthy with a notes of woods, kind of stemmy in the bitterness, with a bit of a nutty character underneath. A bit of breadiness shows up in the malt profile, too, and the hops add a very gentle black pepper bite.
Bock shouldn't be huge, but this seems a little thin in body. Still, the malts lay down pretty good support, and there's a good balance between crisp and smooth, dry and sweet.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2014 19:33:27 | More by Brenden
Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.