Mardi Gras Bock | Abita Brewing Co.

755 Ratings
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 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As I pour a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass, an average to large head develops in the glass.... It has a beautiful light amber/copper appearance that leaves light lacing as you drink it....

The smell is of heavy malt with lighter notes of citrus, caramel, and a tiny bit of cinnamon....

This beer has, similarly, a mostly malty taste with slightly sour and fruity sweetness, although the nose of the beer misleads you when you taste it as it's more dominant....

It has an average body that doesn't leave an aftertaste that lingers too long.... Overall, this beer is one the best I've tried out of the Abita brewery.... However, I was really excited at first look and smell, and slightly let down after finishing.... Not that it's bad, but it leads you to believe that it's much better.... An easier drink than you'd initially think.

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.82/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours crystal clear and very light amber. Not much of a head, but it's sticking around. Smells like it's going to be a malty delight. Sweet malt and sweet citrus start off the flavor with loads of caramel and butterscotch. Hops at just a touch of bitter dryness in the finish. Kind of an earthy finish, as well.

I have a feeling the influence from the hops would be great if this were fresher, but it's mighty tasty and highly drinkable.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ba Review #181
Served On: 06/28/2012
Glassware: Sam Adams Perfect Pint
Labeled ABV: 6.5%
Date/ Code: -

This was in the 2012 spring mixed 12 pack.

Look: Had a light copper color - bordering on dark gold or bronze. Very clear with good carbonation. The head was a coating of foam that hung around the entire time. Lacing was excellent.

Smell: Fresh baked bread with a hint of toasted cinnamon bun.

Taste: First off was a nice rich malty sweetness that moved into notes of cracker and biscuit. The middle was a slight sour note that faded into some bitterness.

This was certainly a smooth Bock with plenty of character. It was rather light on the palate, but seemed to work well as a spring seasonal.

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Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
3.47 out of 5 based on 755 ratings.
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