Mardi Gras Bock | Abita Brewing Co.

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Mardi Gras BockMardi Gras Bock

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Small but lumpy head. Leaves some lines and streaks. Deep amber color and crystal clear.

Mild malty aroma.

Rich bodied with a moderate carbonation level. Creamy taste with a touch of sweetness. There's a touch of hop in the swallow. Very round flavor. Lots of toast and semisweet caramel.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

reviewed: 03/02/14
previous quick rating of 4.25

Mardi Gras Bock by Abita
poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a frosty mug

P-packaging: somewhat plain but classy Abita style Purple green and gold label 3.5

A-appearance : hazy orange, thin tan head and good lacing 4.25

S- smell: faint malt and even fainter citrus 3.75

T-taste: pungent with malt, understated, persistent, and well balanced 4.0

M-mouthfeel : Crisp and refreshing with lingering malt 4.25

D-drinkability: very drinkable, good taste and mouthfeel 4.5

O-overall: very good maibock, always happy with this one 4.25

This has become one of my early spring rituals. Mardi Gras, Cajun food and Bock Beer


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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and sugary aromas. Taste is much the same with malty and slight vegetal flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but not something I would go after again.

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A: The beer is crystal clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: The smell is rather malty and has hints of floral hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste is very malty with hints of bready, caramel and pale malts along with hints of spicy hops and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: While this beer is rather malty, it's not overly filling and seems to have a good balance between the different malts so not one flavor dominates.

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