Finhead (1030) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2011 A clear golden pour with frothy white head. A nice malty aroma with some caramel notes. The taste is smooth with medium sweetness. The full body has lively carbonation and a velvety finish. This is a very nice bock.
Wintercoates (17) - Roswell, Alabama, USA - APR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good bock. Nothing to special but it tastes like a bock. I enjoy it and would drink it again.
JohnDo2000 (99) - Metairie, Louisiana, USA - MAY 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Havenít had too many bocks, but if this is a good representation of them, I love them!
Rating this beer is quite difficult because it is so increadibly difficult to describe. Forgive me for this poor description, but I describe it as ítasting like mardi gras.í Not for the simple fact that Abita markets this beer during mardi gras season, but for some specific qualities in the beer.
Itís a mixture of various bitter and sweet flavors, NONE of which I can put my finger on. Despite this virtual gumbo of a beer, it is suprisingly smooth.
Only problem with the beer is that I get very full and tired of it after a couple of them.
This column might not be the most specific of review, but for this elusive beer, its the best I can do. Best thing to do is give it a taste when mardi gras rolls round. I do recomend it if you like Shiner Bock by the way.
Braudog (5345) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gorgeous glass ... bronze and bubbly with a big poofy pillow of a head. Sugar-alcohol aroma ... the flavors are initially disappointingly faint ... but the more you go, the more it settles ... very light caramel malt, a hint of the alcohol, and an overall well-balanced brew. Iíd say itís a pretty decent blonde bock.
legion242 (2070) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best southern made bocks that I have ever tasted. Very well balanced and a great amount of appropriate maltiness.
mcnealc31 (242) - Elida, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours crystal clear and very light amber. Not much of a head, but itís sticking around. Smells like itís going to be a malty delight. Sweet malt and sweet citrus start off the flavor with loads of caramel and butterscotch. Hops at just a touch of bitter dryness in the finish. Kind of an earthy finish, as well.
I have a feeling the influence from the hops would be great if this were fresher, but itís mighty tasty and highly drinkable.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this better than Shiner Bock. It had a average sized head that died quickly. It smelled of caramel without any skunkiness like Shiner. It went down smooth with little aftertaste. Easy to drink bock.
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. Canít really give itís outstanding characteristics but, just a very good tasting bock.
Sregnar35 (932) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mahars. Pours a beautiful straw with a thick foamy head. Flavor is clean and bitter with a disappearing finish thatís very nice.
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Cybercat (2765) - Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had as Mardi Gras Bock. Strong, malty aroma has good fruity and caramel notes, rather tempting. It pours a clear, somewhat dark golden amber with a fairly thick, pale golden-tan head that leaves some respectable lacing. Flavor has malty, apple, caramel and pear notes, nothing outstanding but still enjoyable. Smooth texture has above-average body and plenty of fizz. Throw me something! ;)