Mardi Gras Bock - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by guinness33:
3.33/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a typical slightly hazy copper colour with a mid-sized head that quickly settles down, leaving small patches of residue on the glass.
The aroma is a bit chalky, with some caramel and light fruit notes as well, along with a bit of a bread-like vibe. Simple, but pretty good.
The flavour is similar to the aroma for the most part, with bread notes coming out a bit more here, along with a healthier dose of hops, which are most noticeable toward the finish of each sip. They blend nicely with a general sweetness as well. Again, simple, but not bad. Mouthfeel is light bodied and has a bit of a twang to each. A bit weird, but not distracting.
Not bad overall, but not incredibly impressive. I like Abita and this is a decent beer, but it seems a tad uninspired. Easy to drink for sure, but there's just nothing terribly memorable about it. I'd have it again but wouldn't go out of my way to pick more up.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2009 02:26:37 | More by guinness33
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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.