Mardi Gras Bock - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by xybreeder:
3.55/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A: Light copper/golden, very clear. Carbonation on the light side with very little head.
S: Not getting much here, having to work hard to get a smell that's prominent; if anything I'm getting a floral scent with just a little hint of hops. Maybe a little caramel (very little)...
T: Malt and floral seem to be the main tastes here, but the characteristics aren't strong (have to work to find the taste). I am enjoying it though as the backend is warm as the hint of caramel is noticeable.
M: It tastes a little too carbonated, which is odd because the carbonation (visible) was light. Nice start to finish though, progressing through a few different mouth feels as it goes down.
D: I could throw these back pretty quickly because it does seem light bodied, and I am enjoying the progressions of taste mentioned above. All in all, a decent brew from the boys down the street.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2010 01:51:48 | More by xybreeder
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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.