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Mardi Gras Bock - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

537 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 537
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.87%
Wants: 12
Gots: 20 | 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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2002)
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Dicers

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

06-06-2014 20:07:02 | More by Dicers
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astronautjones

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

05-29-2014 23:57:44 | More by astronautjones
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

05-26-2014 14:54:37 | More by Janeinma
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Brenden

Ohio

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
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ascags

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-10-2014 14:30:12 | More by ascags
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12.5%

05-09-2014 18:02:51 | More by DerekMorgan
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +16.6%

05-05-2014 03:30:59 | More by wrightst
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sneezye

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -12.5%

05-03-2014 17:49:20 | More by sneezye
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DavidGross

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

04-29-2014 13:19:09 | More by DavidGross
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emac1224

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

04-28-2014 03:35:10 | More by emac1224
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shoretaxi

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-26-2014 12:53:35 | More by shoretaxi
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jharris0624

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

04-21-2014 05:00:04 | More by jharris0624
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little_star

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

04-02-2014 23:34:51 | More by little_star
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devilfluff

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

04-02-2014 23:34:13 | More by devilfluff
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JoeMans

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

04-02-2014 20:13:21 | More by JoeMans
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ZCW

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

03-30-2014 20:42:02 | More by ZCW
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trocketsauced

New York

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

03-30-2014 01:06:14 | More by trocketsauced
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justinm4bama

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

03-29-2014 05:21:53 | More by justinm4bama
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basili1250

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2%

03-24-2014 18:34:30 | More by basili1250
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +2%

03-24-2014 15:20:57 | More by bconsidine
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

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
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freewill35

Indiana

4/5  rDev +16.6%

03-20-2014 23:31:49 | More by freewill35
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grahuba

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -12.5%

03-20-2014 20:30:18 | More by grahuba
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psdonnelly

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

03-15-2014 21:05:31 | More by psdonnelly
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

03-15-2014 17:05:32 | More by cjgiant
Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.