Mardi Gras Bock - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by matjack85:
4.18/5 rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
I bought this at the local Jewel-Osco store as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making it $1.67 for a single 12oz bottle. No freshness date anywhere on the label, but this style is only brewed between January and March, so this bottle is somewhere between 6 to 8 months old now.
The beer poured a clear orange/copper color witha big 3 finger off-white head. The head lasted about 2 minutes, but it didn't leave much lacing.
Huge caramel malt smell - really nice.
If you're into sweet caramely beers, then this one hits the spot. Not much other flavor in here so you can call it one dimensional, but it's still very tasty. The company website lists it as having 25 IBU's, but I can't find a trace of hop bitterness in it.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The only complaint I have with this beer is that it leaves a slight metallic aftertaste despite it coming from a glass bottle and not an aluminum can.
I liked it despite it's simplicity.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2013 07:31:41 | More by matjack85
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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 527 ratings.