Mardi Gras Bock - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by megahurts4:
3.68/5 rDev +7.3%
Abita Mardi Gras Bock
Appearance: amber, medium head, and some good lacing.
Smell: hops, barley, and malt.
Taste: nice bready malt, faint light hop, and a touch of honey sweetness.
Mouthfeel: medium-light with a touch of water.
This is a good brew. The malts are not thick but do have a very nice bready bouquet. You can easily drink many of these.
11-22-2013 07:25:58 | More by megahurts4
More User Reviews:
3.2/5 rDev -6.7%
Poured with good clarity a clear rich golden with a well formed,fluffy one finger white head that left broken lace as it settled slowly.A mix of vegetal,and caramel notes in the nose along with a bit of toast.None of the aroma attributes come across on the palate reaaly save some light caramel in the finish,not one thing eally stands out really.Eh,it started out pretty good but really fell flat flavor wise.
03-02-2010 22:05:21 | More by oberon
3.78/5 rDev +10.2%
Appearance - This is a bright brownish-orange in color with a modest off-white head.
Smell - There's little aroma here but what I'm getting is that light, bockish caramel malt.
Taste - This is bigger at the taste than it smelled. The malt is actually quite nice and rich with some juicy caramel undertones.
Mouthfeel - This is lighter than medium-bodied and very clean
Drinkability - This is a very drinkable example of the style. Nothing here is going to blow you away but this seems to be one of the most problematic styles for American brewers to replicate but Abita did a good job of it.
03-07-2011 01:19:42 | More by RoyalT
3.9/5 rDev +13.7%
Presentation: 12oz short brown bottle. Freshness date on the back label.
Appearance: Clear, bright orange/amber with a rocky, foamy, sticky head -- good retention and large carbonation bubbles.
Smell: Musty, metallic, light esters.
Taste: Malty, rich, smooth and medium-bodied. Sweetness is even and full with caramel, bready and toasted malt flavours. Light fruity esters. Hops are spicy, but not overwhelming and aid quite nicely in breaking up the malty profile. Bitterness is a thin flash of grassy-like flavours, almost not perceived. Finish is near clean with residual malt flavours.
Notes: A damn nice stab at the Maibock style. A bit one-dimensional if compared to traditional Maibocks, but if not compared, this is a pretty tasty offering. Personally I enjoyed it. Drinkable, flavourful and sturdy.
04-11-2002 19:00:15 | More by Todd
2.23/5 rDev -35%
Pours with a thick head, but very thin lacing and almost no head retention. Golden color. Heavy carbination, but not too much. Very light aroma, hint of champagne in the scent, and there is an almost sweet champagne taste in there too somewhere. Maybe it is apple juice -sparkling cider? Slight bite in there, light bitterness that is left in your mouth afterwards. Light tasting beer, smooth, would be good for hot days in the sun. Goes down easy. One of the better of the Abita's.
04-17-2004 02:44:14 | More by shapudding
3.6/5 rDev +5%
Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass
Appearance: high carbonation, 1/4 inch head that goes quickly, orange/brown in color, hazy
Smell: toasted caramel malt and brown sugar--very sweet smelling
Taste: toasted malt and brown sugar with small hops in the background
Mouthfeel: very sweet with a slightly bitter backbone, high carbonation, light body
Overall: A solid maibock. Not overly interesting but not really flawed either. I could have several on a hot day, but there are several other Abita offerings I would hit up first.
05-11-2011 14:44:59 | More by tigg924
3.65/5 rDev +6.4%
Pours a copper color with basically no head. Smell is biscuity with a little bit of fruit and hops. Taste follows the aroma a lot of malt. Not much hop presence in the beer. Even though this beer is half a year old, it still tastes pretty good to me. One of the better Abita brews I have tried.
10-28-2009 01:20:05 | More by Mora2000
3.38/5 rDev -1.5%
Pours a crystal clear amber hue with a light tan off white head forming thick and creamy like rising above the edge of my glass. Aroma contains sweet biscuit notes with honey caressing the senses and a touch of caramel malts. A mild herbal or grassy hop character just barely peeks through. Flavor is more of the same a mix of sweet and semi sweet with balancing herbal hop notes. Caramel and biscuits drizzled with honey nails my description of this brew. Clean drinking experience with some mineral water adding to the complexity. Mouthfeel is medium bodied but never ways heavy on my palate, excellent quaffable bock from the bayou. Drinkability overall it does the trick, not a brew I'm dying to get again but one that I will revisit next Mardi Gras season, now if Abita would just bring back their 20th Annivesary Czech Pils than, I'd be a happy camper.
05-18-2009 19:39:27 | More by WVbeergeek
3.5/5 rDev +2%
undated 12 oz bottle served in pint glass. Bottle lists ABV as 6.4%.
A - light orangish-amber with a bone colored head that has decent duration. Clear; no sediment.
S - nice malt aroma, including pilsner and caramel; rather nutty.
M - near medium body; medium carbonation. Semi-crisp with a trace of dryness in the finish.
T - Mainly a mix of roasted malt flavors. There are hints of hops in the lower sweetness and faint notes of bitterness.
O - an enjoyable bock beer. Maltier than average for style.
07-01-2011 02:09:10 | More by chinchill
3.98/5 rDev +16%
This beer pours a clear golden color, with a thin, white head. the head fades slowly, leaving no lace.
This beer has a nice sweet caramel aroma. I can detect some earthy yeast. Some biscuit aroma is also presnet. It has a spicy hop aroma also.
This beer pretty much tastes like it smells. Sweet caramel and biscuit malt flavors. Some spicy hops. Saaz maybe.
This beer is full bodied. It leaves a sweet aftertaste. It is carbonated just right for the style.
This beer might make a decent session beer. It is just marginaly high in alcohol,a nd the flavor is pretty good and not overly aggressive.
Overall: This beer is decent. To me, Abita isnt known for great beers, but this one is worth buying.
09-04-2009 03:58:30 | More by OStrungT
3.63/5 rDev +5.8%
Bottle from a six-pack purchased at Derk's Filet and Vine in Montgomery, AL.
Pours a light copper color with a half-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving solid lacing.
Smells of sweet caramel malts and that's about it. As it warms the caramel malt aromas increase and a very light underlying herbal hop aroma wafts out.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Mildly sweet caramel malts that avoids being cloying thanks to just a bit of hops. Ending is crisp with a lingering sweetness.
Mouthfeel is good. It has a slick thickness with solid carbonation.
Drinkability is good. As I stated before I wasn't too excited about this one until it warmed up, but now that it has I could have a few.
Overall this beer doesn't taste or smell like much of anything until it has a chance to warm, but once it does it turns into a fairly quaffable brew. I certainly don't recommend seeking this one out but it'll do in a pinch.
09-04-2009 03:49:20 | More by glid02
Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.