Mardi Gras Bock - Abita Brewing Co.
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3.61/5 rDev +5.2%
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.
05-22-2014 19:33:27 | More by Brenden
4.61/5 rDev +34.4%
Sampling right now on 3/20/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner flute glass.
Pours a purplish-amber in color with a thin white head that settles down along the inside of the glass on top. Some spotty lacing is seen. The aroma is of of caramel malts, roasted malts with a hint of honey. The taste is even better with lots going on and has a great taste! Full body with lots of flavor that is mentioned above. Perfect balance as well as perfect carbonation. Goes down easy with no bitter aftertaste. A great tasty brew!
03-21-2014 00:51:10 | More by BeerWithMike
Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.