bleeng (1595) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours light gold with a very small white head. Nice malty spicy nose. Taste is malty, caramel, spicy, with a small hop profile. Thin body. Not a "full" beer in taste though-it leaves you wishing for more.Very Octoberish. Almost a session bock-which is not what I want in my bock. Not Abita’s best effort. I’ve got 5 more if anyone wants one-I’ll trade this and the Jockamo for any regional/mainstream beer.
Skyview (5360) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
One of the 12-oz bottles sampled from the Abita Party Pack, acquired from Cellar’s Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. Pours a clear light amber brew with a thin and fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates to a fine white ring and no lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt and some grassy hops. Taste is light to medium bodied, well-carbonated with some caramel malt and citrus zest. Finish is watery, with a semi-sweet caramel malt aftertaste. One of the lightest bock beers I have tried.
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2008 Mardis Gras BockPours a orangish gold color. Thick head on the pour that quickly dissipated. The smell is weak with a faint toffee smell. The flavor isn’t bad, but nothing exceptional. A sweet malt flavor up front with faint hop bite at the end. Not a bad bock, just nothing outstanding about it.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours an amber color with a small white head. Sweet aroma, with a nice malty taste. Some grain in the taste as well. High carbonation, yet decent mouthfeel. Pretty ordinary, nothing really stands out in this beer. I like it better than many of their brews though.
wshores (58) - Saltillo, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Abita seems good a brewing down the middle brews. Most are drinkable but none excell in their respective styles.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear amber, sweet malty aroma, sweet malty tangy (carbonation) flavor, slight hop character,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
shigadeyo (3389) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Abita Mardi Gras Bock
Event: Junedale Beer Klub - April Beer Tasting (Maibocks)
Serving: 12 oz bottles shared by __?__.
Aroma: Light malts with some vanilla and cream.
Appearance: Clear amber/brown color with a diminishing off-white head. Mild level of carbonation and some lacing is also present.
Flavor: Grainy malts, vanilla/cream, slightly buttery as well.
Palate: Soft, mellow, smooth, and clean.
Overall: Many Abita brews seem to have a similar "grainy" quality to them as well. This beer is drinkable, but seems to be lacking somewhat.
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Abita Brew Pub. Nice dark brown color. Malty smell and taste. Decent head. Can’t really give it’s outstanding characteristics but, just a very good tasting bock.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very similar overtones to the turbodog. Very malty with a carbonated finish with a small amount of hops. Sometimes this comes across as too sweet, but I like it nonetheless.
cthulu81 (29) - Woodbridge, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2007
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
So here is the deal. I sat down to do my taxes and got one of these Abita "beers" out of the fridge to accompany me. Honestly, I would rather do another tax return than have another of these. It is at times like this that I wish beer DIDN’T come in 6’ers. That means I have to drink 5 more of the "bocks." What went so wrong for me? Well, first off it smells like wet grain and cardboard. Mmmm. It only gets better. Let me ask you this, just because Abita is located in Louisiana, does it have to make beer that tastes like swamp in a bottle? Just wondering. Dirty, sour and of no contest to Einbecker, HB or any other mai-bock out there. Now I just need to find a sink that will accept this pour.