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:
758
Reviews:
254
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
13.83%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
110
For Trade:
0
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4.15/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

I bought this at the local Jewel-Osco store as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making it $1.67 for a single 12oz bottle. No freshness date anywhere on the label, but this style is only brewed between January and March, so this bottle is somewhere between 6 to 8 months old now.

The beer poured a clear orange/copper color witha big 3 finger off-white head. The head lasted about 2 minutes, but it didn't leave much lacing.

Huge caramel malt smell - really nice.

If you're into sweet caramely beers, then this one hits the spot. Not much other flavor in here so you can call it one dimensional, but it's still very tasty. The company website lists it as having 25 IBU's, but I can't find a trace of hop bitterness in it.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The only complaint I have with this beer is that it leaves a slight metallic aftertaste despite it coming from a glass bottle and not an aluminum can.

I liked it despite it's simplicity.

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3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Minimal head, even with an aggressive pour. The beer is a medium copper in color. Lacing is minimal.

Smell: Sweet malt notes dominate with sugar and a hint of taffy.

Taste/Mouthfeel: A medium bodied bock. Sweet in flavor. This bock has a light fruity/toasted malt type character. No bitterness at all. Overall, it is very smooth going down.

Drinkability/Notes: A bock that is very complex in character. The intense flavors are not there but if you sit and contemplate it a bit, you will find it an interesting beer to consume.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Golden copper color, decent head, very bubbly. Hints of caramel malts with a slight citrus scent as well. Kind of smells like a brewery floor. Flavor is like a rocky road, whereas; there is no balance of flavor. Contrasting flavors make for a strong and unsmooth taste with a strong alcoholic finish. Beer has an overbearing hoppiness to it which isn't as pleasant as a Pale Ale style beer. A very dry very bland taste makes for a boring brew. Very bubbly and just simply plain.

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3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 5/11/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear pale orange copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, apple, pear, grape, biscuit, toast, brown sugar, floral, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and fruity ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, cracker, apple, pear, floral, grass, bread, toast, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, floral, grass, bread, toast, and earthiness on the finish for a bit. Good balance of malt, hop, and ester flavors; with no cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy, smooth, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Overall this is a very solid maibock. Good balance of all flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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