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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3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Sawmill Tap Room

A - dark gold with a thick, soft, white head that has great retention

S - very faint, almost discernible nose; maybe some faint grass and grains

T - cereal grains, bitter, some warming alcohol

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, warm

This is a rather simple though very drinkable beer. There isn't much to report in either flavor or aroma, but there aren't any off flavors either. This is a beer that you can sit back and enjoy a few of without worrying about fatigue. I'm glad I tried this one once, but I probably won't pick it up again.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a clear amber with a light white head, solid retention, no lace.

S: Some sweet caramel and grape, malt.

T: Caramel, biscuity malt, a bit cloying. One dimensional malt flavour. Solid example of the style.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp, cloying finish.

O: A OK maibock, really not doing anything that interesting. It's does its job and that's it.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a transparent light amber color. White foamy head dissipates quickly to a very thin white layer. Some lacing.

Smells of sweet malt, and some candied fruit. Some hints of grass and perhaps some faint smoke hints.

Taste is malt sweetness, with some sweet candied fruit in the finish. Just a hint of smoke in the background, and a little bit of spice and fruit in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a little carbonation in the finish.

This is a good example of a Maibock. A fun beer for the fest season!

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3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber with a frothy off-white head - good retention.

Smells of nuts, roasted malt, and sweet caramel.

Sweet caramel up front followed by roasted malt and fresh nuttiness. Then a slight hop bittering with a dry finish.

A ood solid bock - not great but easy drinking.

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3.12/5  rDev -9.8%
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 -13.3%

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Mardi Gras Bock from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 774 ratings