Mardi Gras Bock | Abita Brewing Co.

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Mardi Gras BockMardi Gras Bock
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
Ratings:
756
Reviews:
253
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
13.83%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
109
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VILJ
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.12/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.34/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
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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Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
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 +0.9%
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 +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
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 -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
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 +8.1%
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 -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
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 +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.2/5  rDev +21%
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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3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Dark Golden yellow with an orange cast moderate but sturdy head with thick lacing on the glass.
S: Faint hops with a moderate caramel malt notes fades quickly after initial pour.
T: Again caramel malts are dominate. Malts lead the way with moderate sweetness small surge of hope mid taste is overwhelmed by malts that linger in the finish. True to style compared to others I have sampled.
F: Medium mouth feel with low carbonation.
O: Definitely Maibock in character. Not as sweet or malty as Free state's Brinkleys but more balanced/restrained. A good domestic version to try to see if Maibock's are for you. I like to dabble with all bocks but a six pack is plenty for me.

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3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
3.47 out of 5 based on 756 ratings.
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