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Mardi Gras Bock - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

527 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 527
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 11
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bock (January – March) is the first of our seasonal brews. It is brewed with Perle hops and pale and caramel malts. Our Bock is similar to a German Maibock in its high malt content, full body and slightly higher alcohol content. Abita Bock is a very popular brew, especially during our Mardi Gras season.

25 IBU

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xybreeder

Louisiana

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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Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.