Mardi Gras Bock | Abita Brewing Co.

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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
Ranking:
#42,686
Reviews:
258
Ratings:
769
pDev:
13.87%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
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3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this Maibock from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This brew poured a clear amber color, produced a thick clingy head, featured excellent retention and excellent lacing. The aroma consisted of malted barley and earth. Medium in body, this Maibock featured a malted grain backbone, some notes of caramel, fresh baked bread and sweet malt. Fruity esters from the yeast were also present. Balanced nicely with spicy hops, this is a nice session beer- excellent example of an American Craft version of a german classic. Prost!

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

Abita Mardi Gras Bock
12 oz brown bottle
Best by 06/20/12 jet ink on the side of the bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a copper and shiny brown with a bleached white head that has a frothy appearance. Nice patterns of sticky webbed lace decorate the side of the glassware.

The aroma has whiffs of grains, cereal and a touch of fruit in the background.

A grainy, malty and cereal flavor provides the backbone with a smooth yeast flare. Some sips give me a hint of pear or apple fruit sweetness. The hop profile is minimal and I'd say this is true to the style and easy to drink.

I leave for the Big Easy tomorrow morning and I plan on drinking my fair share of Abita in the coming days.

Cheers!!

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head with little retention. Crimson with golden hues, clear body.

S: malt with a mild nutmeg, honey and cinnamon note.

T: grains and malt mostly with a little grassy/sour in the finish. Not as spicey as the aroma.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Fairly true to the style which isnt one of my favorites.

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

A-Clear amber, two finger head with some carbonation.

S-Malt, some spice and even some alcohol?

T-Some malt, not much spice, more of a light lagery taste, some bitterness and a little butter

M-Flat finish, light to medium bodied, but carbonated at first

O-Beer improves as it is allowed to warm, still a poor beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. "shorty" bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear gold in color, with a huge, thick head of off-white foam. Inviting.
Aroma-Bready malt, faintly floral
Taste-Sweet toasted malt, nice little hop bite provides a nice balance. Rich flavor. A nice match with a big bowl of spicy jambalaya.

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