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Mardi Gras Bock - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

538 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 538
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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biercycle

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -41.7%

04-08-2012 23:10:23 | More by biercycle
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Mississippi

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

04-06-2012 18:28:01 | More by Mississippi
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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!

04-06-2012 16:53:33 | More by GossageBrewery
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avisong

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

04-06-2012 01:26:55 | More by avisong
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +13.1%

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!!

04-04-2012 00:18:10 | More by Hibernator
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AlCzerik

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

03-29-2012 03:36:46 | More by AlCzerik
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -12.5%

03-28-2012 20:21:47 | More by redleg411
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wilfonzo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

03-25-2012 18:13:42 | More by wilfonzo
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stortore

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2%

03-25-2012 02:46:40 | More by stortore
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MerkurKing16

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

03-23-2012 02:37:22 | More by MerkurKing16
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salinasa

Delaware

4/5  rDev +16.6%

03-22-2012 01:48:25 | More by salinasa
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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.

03-21-2012 01:56:05 | More by kylehay2004
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slowandlazy

California

3.5/5  rDev +2%

03-17-2012 18:29:25 | More by slowandlazy
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Zachb4au

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

03-17-2012 16:46:39 | More by Zachb4au
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JedediahK

New York

3/5  rDev -12.5%

03-17-2012 03:47:06 | More by JedediahK
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

03-16-2012 10:39:15 | More by fdig23
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

03-15-2012 02:43:13 | More by JohnK17
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.35/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

03-12-2012 21:38:05 | More by rlee1390
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +21%

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.

03-12-2012 19:12:43 | More by hosehead83
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

03-11-2012 15:59:47 | More by UltimateLivewire
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OldTime

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

03-09-2012 18:58:04 | More by OldTime
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magine

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a clear light copper. Tons of carbonation and bubbles cascading to the thick two finger fluffy off white head. Tons of tight bubbles make up the head. Big head remains for a while. Some patchy lace remains along the edges. Head settles to a thin layer. Decent looks.

Brew smells smokey and malty. Almost a bit of sweet yeasts as well. Musty nose even. Unique and unexpected nose. Decent.

Brew tastes crisp and spiced. Sweet malts, spicy middle and slightly dry finish. Peppery spice here as well. Almost floral and smoke in here. An interesting taste profile here for sure. It is medium in carbonation. Just a tad bit sharp feeling here. Pretty good.

A different brew here, good flavors just a bit sharp to hold my interest to session. Pretty good though.

03-09-2012 02:33:46 | More by magine
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mikerems

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2%

03-07-2012 06:26:32 | More by mikerems
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tgorgz

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +10.2%

P: Straight into a pint glass- I'm always game for seasonals, so we'll see how this one rolls.

A: Clear, clear copper, with a couple of bubbles rolling up through the depths of the glass. 1 1/2 finger head that dissipates within a few minutes.

S: Sweet malt, definitely. That's followed by some caramel undertones and a hint of nuttiness.

T: Plenty of malts- caramel, really. So, probably a Munich malt.

M: Good drinkability, not much of a bite. Pretty solid overall.

O: I'm not leaping out of my shorts, but a very pleasing brew nonetheless. Will certainly have it again. I've not had much of Abita, but I really do like it.

03-06-2012 02:31:29 | More by tgorgz
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crobinso

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +2%

03-03-2012 01:56:13 | More by crobinso
Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.