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Mardi Gras Bock - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

542 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 542
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.87%
Wants: 12
Gots: 21 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +2%

TheSamKuehn, Jun 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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Photo of Brenden
3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Brenden, May 22, 2014
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ascags, May 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.