Mardi Gras Bock | Abita Brewing Co.

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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

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#42,736
Reviews:
258
Ratings:
769
pDev:
13.87%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
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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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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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Pours with a disappointing head and OK lacing. Orange beer. The smell is malty, slightly licorice, and sweet. The taste is malt dominated, sweet, with a licorice flavor that may be coming from the hops, not sure about that. Sugary, tastes a little like a Mardi Gras king cake. My favorite Abita offering.

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I am on an Abita kick currently and I am switching back & forth between CANs and bottles. I just did not feel ready for a CANned IPA as a nightcap, so I went with my last bottle.

From the bottle: "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."; "Best By 6/13/12".

What is it about Abita beers that creates such massive head?!? A light-handed pour still garnered two-plus fingers of eggnog-colored head with great retention on this humid evening. Color was a coppery-amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose was rich with malty sweetness, perhaps too much for my taste as a self-avowed hophead. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full with a pleasant effervescence that seemed to fill my mouth. The sweetness was not as prevalent on the tongue as it had been on the nose and I found myself enjoying it more than I had expected. In fact, it was so smooth as to be dangerous as over half of it was gone from my glass before I realized it! My my. Finish was semi-dry as there was some inherent sweetness in it, but nothing like the nose had led me to expect. Highly drinkable, but be careful.

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