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Mardi Gras Bock - Abita Brewing Co.

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542 Ratings
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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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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.61/5  rDev +34.4%

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!

BeerWithMike, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +16.6%

freewill35, Mar 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

grahuba, Mar 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

psdonnelly, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of cjgiant
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

cjgiant, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of mjurney
4.31/5  rDev +25.7%

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

Faint. I smell some toasted malts and caramel.

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.

It's an outstanding beer.

mjurney, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of ChrisGuck
3.5/5  rDev +2%

ChrisGuck, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

dbrauneis, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

OregonGrown7, Mar 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

FCRICH, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.6/5  rDev +5%

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Crystal clear copper with a foamy tan head, good retention. Light lacing.

Aroma: Mildly metallic but coated over with toffee and malts.

Taste: Rich malts bring out some buttery flavors mixed with some toffee and faint nuttiness. Sharp, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Pretty harsh, medium bodied.

Overall: A little too rough around the edges, but does offer some decent flavors.

JuicesFlowing, Mar 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

ONovoMexicano, Mar 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

enelson, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

kmm1793, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

DLSheidy, Mar 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

wr3ck00n, Mar 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

brandon911, Mar 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

oriolesfan4, Mar 06, 2014
3.5/5  rDev +2%

REY_CORTEZ, Mar 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

CraigTravor, Mar 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

dsshuck, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

tweezer159, Mar 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Morey, Mar 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

wwest, Mar 04, 2014
Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.