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:
#42,702
Reviews:
258
Ratings:
769
pDev:
13.87%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
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3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev +4%
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 +8.4%
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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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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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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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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Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 769 ratings