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Mardi Gras Bock | Abita Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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:
#42,199
Reviews:
254
Ratings:
761
pDev:
13.91%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
111
Trade:
0
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3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
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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Photo of armock
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AmitC
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roberto11232
3.34/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Bottle
Best By: 05/23/16

Almost a year on this one.

Pours a pretty nice dark golden orange color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, slight hop, slight spice. The taste is malty, slightly hoppy, with some spice, nice little sweetness. Medium body, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall a pretty tasty brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a mostly clear orangish coppery color with off-white head. Caramel malt, cereal grain, bread, and some light sweet notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a nice malt bill.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great beer especially for a festive occasion (as the name suggests). Sweet, very malty, delicious. Not a huge bock fan but this one is an obvious exception in my case.

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3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle served at Drago's, no glass

Aroma of malts, don't get much of a hop presence

Sweet malt base, grassy, nothing from a hop bite

Low sudsing

Nice beer

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

look: deep, clear copper color with a nice head. subtle carbonation.
smell:malt-forward with hints of caramel.
taste: biscuit comes through initially. slight hop presence. a touch of sweetness in the end. no lingering aftertaste.
feel: medium mouth feel, medium carbonation.
overall: an easily drinkable beer. nothing that significantly sticks out about this beer, but it is enjoyable nonetheless.

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3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vetbidder
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks exactly like the rebel rouser double IPA I had earlier. Slightly hazy orange with an off white head. Scent is way different, grassy hops and malt dominate. Light flavored brew with the slight bready and caramel malt background. Watery with a slight hop bite. Easy going but unexciting beer.

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3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 761 ratings
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