chadzter (94) - huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 9, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma is fruity peach and orange and apple with a malt lighty roasted. Pours with a gold, brassy orange with a patchy white head and falling patchy lacing. Has a dry finish and a light bodied and creamy, fizzy palate.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a small head. Fairly standard malty Bock aroma. Simple flavor, with malt and not much else. Good, but nothing special.
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours deep gold, brassy orange with a patchy white head and falling patchy lacing. Aroma is fruity (peach, pear, apple), malt (light roasted grain, meal) and yeast (sour dough, sweat, broth). Lightly sweet and bitter, buttery biscuit start to the flavor, medium acidity creates a dry finish, lasting sour dough yeast and metal flavors. Light bodied and creamy, fizzy palate.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle: Pours clear, lightly amber w/ a short lived off white head. Medium toasty malt dominates with just a hint of green apple tartness, clean with some light floral hops, otherwise un inspiring. Clean toasty malt taste w/ a bit of tartness up front. Clean and bland otherwise. Finish is on the semi sweet dry side w/ a bit of toasty malt in the short lived aftertaste. Highly carbonated, prickly m/f. Smooth. A good starter beer for switching someone to better beer without killing their palate.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Micro of the month in Arlington at Ragtime. A pretty nice light color. A malty taste with almost no presence of hops. A bit of alcohol in this one but quite tasty.
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. New beer in Oklahoma. Golden brown bread crust and caramel colored body with a nose that resembles honey, sweet brown sugar and sweet grains. Flavor centers around honey, biscuits and sugar, with a faint bite of astringency, due to hops I’m not exactly sure. A simple beer, far from what I would consider the defintiion of bock.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Now called Mardi Gras Bock. Musty malty caramel aroma with some mango and earth. Sweet and malty in flavor with hints of smoke. Strange, nutty, cheap bourbon like finish.
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Compared to the aroma, the rest was a let-down. Still tastes pretty good, donít get me wrong, but not enough flavor, and a slightly off aftertaste. Tastes a little of alcohol, a little sweet, needs depth.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a nice cloudy orange color with a bubbly white head. Faintest aroma of fruit. Flavor is of some spice and fruit. Very mild hops. Medium body. Havenít ever had any Bocks that have piqued my interest. This one is nothing different.
etaggie09 (21) - College Station, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
clear dark amber with a small but strong head that slowly disappears but leaves a nice lacing on the glass. lots of bubbles were clinging to the sides of the glass. Head wasnít large enough and retention wasnít good enough, but still it did well. Predominately sweet malt with some toasty and spicy notes as well. Clean and quite nice. Good for the style. Wow! It actually tastes like a bock. Even more so than Shiner Bock and this is a Helles. A solid malty flavor with the hops pulling through in the end to a dry and bitter aftertaste. Some toasted and alcoholic notes are also detected. Well balanced and interesting. This is a good representation of the maibock style. Finally! An Abita beer that isnít too carbonated or watery. I am very particular about mouthfeel, more so than a lot of factors and I had to remind myself I was trying to review the mouthfeel, because I kept going back to the taste. I like it when I donít have to think about mouthfeel. A nice prickly sensation from the moderate-low carbonation complemented the flavor nicely. My only complaint is that it turned just a tad watery towards the end. This would be my year-round session brew if it werenít a seasonal. Just downright tasty and I got this stuff really fresh. I didnít expect it out till January. A great beer for Mardi Gras and football. Well done, Abita. A near flawless stylistic represenation with great attributes that bring it beyond its stylistic descriptions. I really liked this beer and wish that Abita made it a year-round brew since their Purple Haze is awful, their Amber overcarbonated, and their Turbo Dog too watery.