Mardi Gras Bock | Abita Brewing Co.

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758 Ratings
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:
758
Reviews:
254
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
13.83%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
110
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 758 |  Reviews: 254
Photo of 1angrydwarf
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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Photo of jeschaefer
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nick4444
2.5/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of trperry
4.48/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kathleenturin22
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jnorris404
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tapphouse
4.02/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of delta490
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It's a moderate amber with a little less than a finger of slightly foamy light tan head. It has great retention and leaves small sticky spots of lacing. The aroma is very good, with nice biscuit, earth, and toffee. The taste, though, is a little lackluster and doesn't bring the flavor as much as the aroma. The body is lighter, with a nice crisp finish.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stignacious
3.86/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dsimenson
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Popadeaux
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.97/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear Burnt orange light amber color with a creamy off white color head. Has light carbonation as well. The smell is lightly spiced. Initial taste is pleasant, lightly malted and spiced, with flavors of caramel. Overall a real pleasure to drink and look forward to finding more

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Photo of Squire123
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Overall: Meh...drinkable, but somewhat underwhelming with respect to highpoints or
standout features. (I didn't really get any type of sweetness from this at all.) If there
was nothing else to drink, it would probably be a coin toss for me in terms of imbibing
or not.

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

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

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light golden amber color with a large off-white head. The aroma is malt with some citrus. The taste is sweet grain. A nice offering from Abita.

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Photo of BeernOnThe4thOfJuly
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thick, lumpy white head. Tangy, sweet nose. Has an orange quality as well. Flavor has a strong malt character. Fairly stout hops comes in at the end and almost unbalances the beer, but the malt lingers.

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Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4/26/16

7 characters

Photo of 407Guy
2.73/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
3.47 out of 5 based on 758 ratings.
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