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Mardi Gras Bock - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

524 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 524
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 11
Gots: 17 | 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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Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.