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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%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

GMan, Apr 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

NCLorax, Apr 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

dgeebs07, Apr 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41.7%

biercycle, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of Mississippi
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Mississippi, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of GossageBrewery
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this Maibock from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This brew poured a clear amber color, produced a thick clingy head, featured excellent retention and excellent lacing. The aroma consisted of malted barley and earth. Medium in body, this Maibock featured a malted grain backbone, some notes of caramel, fresh baked bread and sweet malt. Fruity esters from the yeast were also present. Balanced nicely with spicy hops, this is a nice session beer- excellent example of an American Craft version of a german classic. Prost!

GossageBrewery, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

avisong, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of Hibernator
3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Abita Mardi Gras Bock
12 oz brown bottle
Best by 06/20/12 jet ink on the side of the bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a copper and shiny brown with a bleached white head that has a frothy appearance. Nice patterns of sticky webbed lace decorate the side of the glassware.

The aroma has whiffs of grains, cereal and a touch of fruit in the background.

A grainy, malty and cereal flavor provides the backbone with a smooth yeast flare. Some sips give me a hint of pear or apple fruit sweetness. The hop profile is minimal and I'd say this is true to the style and easy to drink.

I leave for the Big Easy tomorrow morning and I plan on drinking my fair share of Abita in the coming days.

Cheers!!

Hibernator, Apr 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

AlCzerik, Mar 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

redleg411, Mar 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

wilfonzo, Mar 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

stortore, Mar 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

MerkurKing16, Mar 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

salinasa, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head with little retention. Crimson with golden hues, clear body.

S: malt with a mild nutmeg, honey and cinnamon note.

T: grains and malt mostly with a little grassy/sour in the finish. Not as spicey as the aroma.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Fairly true to the style which isnt one of my favorites.

kylehay2004, Mar 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

slowandlazy, Mar 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Zachb4au, Mar 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

JedediahK, Mar 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

fdig23, Mar 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

JohnK17, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear amber, two finger head with some carbonation.

S-Malt, some spice and even some alcohol?

T-Some malt, not much spice, more of a light lagery taste, some bitterness and a little butter

M-Flat finish, light to medium bodied, but carbonated at first

O-Beer improves as it is allowed to warm, still a poor beer.

rlee1390, Mar 12, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. "shorty" bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear gold in color, with a huge, thick head of off-white foam. Inviting.
Aroma-Bready malt, faintly floral
Taste-Sweet toasted malt, nice little hop bite provides a nice balance. Rich flavor. A nice match with a big bowl of spicy jambalaya.

hosehead83, Mar 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

OldTime, Mar 09, 2012
Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.