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Mardi Gras Bock - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

526 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 526
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 11
Gots: 17 | 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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Microbrewtaster

Indiana

4/5  rDev +16.6%

02-22-2012 01:36:14 | More by Microbrewtaster
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.98/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle enjoyed on Fat Tuesday, 2012 in a glass beer mug.

L - clear copper color with a off-white head that thinned leaving a few spots of lacing.

S - malty aroma with a hint of grassy hops.

T - the malt comes on strong upfront with grassy hop bitterness taking things to the finish.

F - medium bodied, crisp and refreshing.

O - a nice tasting seasonal, happy spring!

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 00:57:33 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-20-2012 00:29:14 | More by Cramerican
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maryd837

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12.5%

02-19-2012 22:27:49 | More by maryd837
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SFC21

Florida

3/5  rDev -12.5%

02-19-2012 18:22:22 | More by SFC21
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ZekemusMaximus

New York

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

02-19-2012 06:28:16 | More by ZekemusMaximus
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PopGun

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -12.5%

02-19-2012 04:08:44 | More by PopGun
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Crispy34

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought this beer in a six pack at the local grocery store.

A: This beer pours a hazy bronze, gold-on-the-edges. It really is a pretty beer with a light head if at all.

S: The aroma is a really cheap hoppy. Some malt with a hop smell that is a really weak IPA.

T: Pretty dang hoppy for a bock. It is a nice beer, but nothing really extravagant. It is just in the middle beer. The bock after taste lasts too long, I think.

M: The beer feels fine in the mouth. Medium for a medium beer, with an aftertaste that lasts too long.

O: Personally, I think this would be a pretty good session beer, although it is pretty strong for that. I would definitely serve his beer at a party. What can I say?... I like a decently strong beer for that? Either way, worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 03:06:08 | More by Crispy34
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wheepingchree

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-18-2012 21:05:51 | More by wheepingchree
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

more mild than plenty of bocks ive had. smells german malty and a bit like a red ale, with a smililar malt profile. flavor is balanced but definitely malt dominant. some light notes of wheat and sweet fruit are present. mouthfeel is just above medium bodied with lots of crabonation. makes it feel lighter than it is. easy drinking for a bock, but a nice abv on it makes it a perfect beer for this time of year. not bad at all

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 18:26:40 | More by StonedTrippin
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter

A: opaque, amber, with an eggshell-white, 1 finger head that lingers. Big bubbles. Thick lacing.

S: leather, earthy, malty; slightly floral and citrusy.

T: great malt presence. A little nutty, with caramel tossing in a few beads. Clean. A semi-dry malt finish.

M: Light-medium with creamy, medium carbonation. Slightly astringent.

O: Smooth and sessionable. Not as malt-heavy as I remember from years ago. Ready to down more when the parades roll by.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 15:47:22 | More by brewskifan55
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-18-2012 03:33:17 | More by cdwil
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jharkins07

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-17-2012 21:31:36 | More by jharkins07
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had as Mardi Gras Bock. Strong, malty aroma has good fruity and caramel notes, rather tempting. It pours a clear, somewhat dark golden amber with a fairly thick, pale golden-tan head that leaves some respectable lacing. Flavor has malty, apple, caramel and pear notes, nothing outstanding but still enjoyable. Smooth texture has above-average body and plenty of fizz. Throw me something! ;)

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 23:06:05 | More by Cyberkedi
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FATC1TY

Georgia

3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber color, off white head, around a finger's worth.

Wheaty, sweet, malty smell to it. Slightly floral, but mostly sweet malts.

Taste is sweet, good malts, slight hops coming through. Has a slightly thinner/watery taste to it. Almost lighter than I imagined it to be.

Mouthfeel was similar to light/medium bodies. Not a whole lot of carbonation but it's there and cleans it up nicely.

Overall, I like the beer. Seems suited to a warmer weather drinking activity. Goes down easy, priced right, and it's not a bad brew to share with friends. Not that complex, so might fit in for the new craft brew crowd.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 22:58:36 | More by FATC1TY
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Musineer

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

02-11-2012 04:32:42 | More by Musineer
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taigor

New York

4/5  rDev +16.6%

02-09-2012 18:55:22 | More by taigor
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PhatAtUT

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

02-09-2012 15:53:50 | More by PhatAtUT
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trexnoize

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-07-2012 01:17:23 | More by trexnoize
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.08/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with an off-white head of about 1.5 fingers. Aroma is malty sweet, nutty, with caramel and almost some cocoa. Rich maltiness, caramel and toffee. Again, almost some cocoa notes. Slick and upper light body.

Overall, it's a quite enjoyable brew...especially for Abita.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 02:43:17 | More by EgadBananas
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-06-2012 00:51:20 | More by Immortale25
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.6%

02-05-2012 22:04:02 | More by MaddDogg84
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dsauter

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-05-2012 17:03:27 | More by dsauter
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JRod1969

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-02-2012 21:34:33 | More by JRod1969
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-29-2012 00:53:36 | More by bacher468
Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.