dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
radagast83 (5417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
ajolly2 (129) - USA - FEB 26, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 20, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
drloveless (10) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!!!
zamco17 (134) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
smellslike meh. color is a burnt orange, little head. malty flavor not much of a finish. its ok.
SudsMcDuff (6634) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
..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..
AskForJenny (1033) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.