Mardi Gras Bock | Abita Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Abita Bock is brewed with pale, pilsner, and caramel malts and German Perle hops. Our bock is similar to German maibocks with its rich malt flavor and full body. A perfect choice during Carnival season in New Orleans.

25 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,626
Reviews:
262
Ratings:
778
pDev:
13.87%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
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Photo of Mxsluis
3.34/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Techichi
4.13/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dukeandduke
2.45/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

5/5/18: $1.66 + tax at Binny's. 12 oz pour into into chalice. Light copper bronze pour, one finger white puffy head, thin lacing remains. Light malt and cinnamon aroma. Very light negligible taste. Mild carbonation, thin texture. Won't seek this out again.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jadpsu
3.97/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours just less than a clear gold/amber with a robust all white head that has very good retention and sticky side glass lace.
AROMA: Musty cold metal, some lemon seters.
TASTE: Malts, some caramel. Drinkable to my liking with a drying finish.

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Photo of FLima
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber color with a thick beige head with great retention.
Aroma with notes of caramels, biscuit, German grassy hops, bread crust and a bit of lager yeast.
Flavor with notes of grassy hops, lager yeast, mild caramel, some Maillard notes, pepper and a bit of apple juice. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Bordering medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 6.5% is absent.
Well-done Bock with clear German hops and Maillard sub products. Optimum level of attenuation.

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Photo of jbehlar
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Act25
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Abita, despite its springs, never has impressed me, and all their beers have a corn-grain flavor, perhaps the water?
a) A clear deep amber/light mahogany body with fast fade head and scant lace.
s) Bread store of wheaty, bakery, bready, caramel malts with aromas of floral hops.
t) Somewhat mono-dimensional of sweet malt. Upfront bready, caramel, and pale malts that over do the sweetness. Backend of floral hops that fail to balance with sufficient bitterness (for me), so it's sweet. And there's that corn grain back ground that I dislike.
f) Medium body with moderate carbonation, and minerally, but too sweet a finish, but not cloying.
o) I'm done with light bocks and with Abita. Not bad, but sweet and bland, so ill look elsewhere.

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3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Stamped on bottle neck is Best By Date of '05/01/18'.
Medium amber colored body, clear. Long lasting white head. Just a few spots of lacing.
Pale malts aroma, with some spicy hops also.
Taste is pale and caramel malts, with spicy hops. Touch of sweetness at the end. Very little bitterness.
Medium mouth feel, moderate carbonation.
Easy drinking, darker body beer, malt driven taste, with the sweetness to finish. A solid beer, made for drinking more than one.

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Photo of Paoloboston
3.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chris826
4.15/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerbuddha
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Piercan
4.4/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An excellent German Maibock-style malty lager ahead of the Maibock season.
Golden amber color. Lovely malty texture and flavors. Very smooth.
Heart-warming like Mardi gras in New Orléans... or the month of May in Munich.
Cheers. There are warmer days ahead!
(Milwaukee - Jan.12, 2018)

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Photo of Abstractspirit
3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a narrow glass: color is copper, Head is off white, presents about 1/2 inch thick then lingers with a thin white top.

Smell is light caramel, some toast, mild hops.

Taste is similar to aroma with lighter caramel, moderate hops; malt is neutral base with some minor toast and caramel flavor.

Mouthfeel is crisp, lightly bitter.

Overall a good, darker maibock, less pronounced malt flavor, moderate bitterness.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewer101
3.12/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 778 ratings