Mardi Gras Bock - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

559 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.87%
Wants: 11
Gots: 25 | 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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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.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.61/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mjurney
4.31/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Burnt orange color, looks clear. Lots of small bubbles rising up. Thick rocky head.

Aroma:
Faint. I smell some toasted malts and caramel.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Very rich and malty, bready, toasted, caramel, hint of honey. Hop bitterness is low, spicy noble hops. Finish is very crisp, clean and just a little dry. Body is full, very smooth, crisp, semi refreshing, well carbonated.

Overall:
It's an outstanding beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a relatively clear medium orangish amber in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass along with copper highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy sudsy beige head that reduces pretty quickly to a large patch of very thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of bready and caramel malts with light aromas of floral hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of bready, caramel, and pale malts with a light amount of initial sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of floral hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which does not linger.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink with a nice blend of distinct malt flavors and a definitely hop presence which is not overbearing. Enjoyable and not too filling. Definitely one to grab again.

Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.