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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Abita Bock is brewed with Perle hops and British pale and caramel malts. Our Bock is similar to a German Maibock in its high malt content, full body and slightly higher alcohol content. Available January-March.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Pours a thick amber, without much of a head. Streams of carbonation from the sides of the glass. Heavy malt aroma, with perhaps a bit of hops cutting through. Fairly heavy, with a sweet, almost cloying quality. Long, lingering finish. Not much else. Shame Abita doesn’t get more experimental with its beers. With such a long track record, they should look into marketing stouts, IPAs, and imperials.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (5417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle. "Mardi Gras Bock". Decent, but kind of plain. Sweeter than I initially expected, but decent none the less. My initial reaction was that I could tell this was an abita beer as it shared a bit of the "purple haze" taste when I first cracked into it.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ajolly2 (129) - USA - FEB 26, 2007
Mardi Gras Bock. Very bland hops with a slight hint at some form of malt (I can’t say caramel because I can barely taste it); biscuit, grassy aroma; light body with much left to be desired on the palate and in the aftertaste; hazy copper appearance. Maybe it’s because Carnival has just wrapped up down here, but I couldn’t find myself getting excited about this brew. Nothing special about it, although I will say that the taste actually starts to grow on you ever so slightly with each sip.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 22, 2007
On tap at the Hard Rock in the big easy. This was a much better beer than the amber I tried, but that’s not really saying too much. Still the stark contrast between the two made for a better tasting of this beer than normal i’d say. The caramel malts balance great with the subtle german style hops. I haven’t had much from this style but I think this sort of beer is my favorite german so far. Go to New Orleans during Mardi Gras and get this beer! :) Like the guy below me said, Let the good times roll!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 20, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours to a beautiful, bright, deep golden color, with a nice, white head, that fades, and a good carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent, with lots of good toasty and pale malt aroma. The palate is very polished, with really good toasty, light nutty, and pale malt flavor, on a round clean body. This beer finishes with more of those really great toasty and pale malt flavors, then ends some herbal hop balance to take some of the malty edge off this beer. Very well done, maibock, with really fantastic malt character in aroma and flavor. Great Madri Gras beer! Match this one with a big slice of King Cake, and Laissez les bons temps rouler!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drloveless (10) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2007
A nice malty Bock. Should be pleasing to malt-heads and is very drinkable. The only drawback is that tis beer is a little sweeter than I would like. Who cares it is Madi Gras time!!!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zamco17 (134) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2007
smellslike meh. color is a burnt orange, little head. malty flavor not much of a finish. its ok.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (6634) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2007
..some nice malt and biscuit aromas....OK head....ummm, taste is abit ...??? cheap???....falls short of other bocks and all other abita’s!!...is smooth and dangerously drinkable..

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AskForJenny (1033) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Nothing really remarkable, just pleasant memories. It was a sure sign of spring, Carnival and crawfish. Classic bock flavors and colors - malt, alcohol, some hops, glowing red color.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2006
From a twist cap stubby brown bottle with a notched best before date along the left side of back label. Poured a hazy copper hued orange with a foamy off-white head that settled into a thin lacing. Aromas of faint grape fruity esters and bready malts. Moderate carbonation and a softly crisp, smooth medium bodied mouthfeel. Very malty tasting, toasted caramel and bready malts with a touch of sugariness, fruity esters, a light, soft spicy hop bitterness, a slight warming alcohol presence towards the end and a dryish sweet malty finish, a nice smooth drinkability. A decent bock, mildly tasty and quite quaffable.


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