Mardi Gras Bock - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bgreg3:
4.18/5 rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
First bock I have ever had (excluding the Leinenkugal 1888 because I think it would be less flavorful than most bocks). This will be difficult to judge according to style.
Appearance is golden with an amber hue to it. There is minimal white lacing around the top and edges of the pint glass. There is a very strong malt presence in the smell of this beer. Very pungent aroma centered on malts (I'm guessing a mix of pils, crystal, and maybe a few others) and some balancing hops in the background. This beer provides great taste that is very enjoyable and sweet. Another thing I note is this is a very balanced beer even against all the malt smell. It does not overwhelm any ingredient at any point.
The feel of this beer is quite heavy but provides enough carbonation that it is not a bother to the palette. As far as drinkability goes this beer has session written all over, I feel like one would just not be enough, 3 or 4 might be adequate on this beer.
WOW just found out now that this is 6.5% , very hard to believe alcohol is concealed nicely.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2010 19:20:39 | More by bgreg3
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3.61/5 rDev +5.2%
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 526 ratings.