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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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Appearance: slow steady stream of bubbles helps keep a creamy white head afloat above orange-copper hues. Swirls with lace while not disturbing the head too much.
Nose: gentle sweetness of honey rolls, dried apricots, dried peaches. Freshly skinned apples – sweet juicy flesh. Green grapes with skins included. Honeyed rolls encompass everything. Gentle.
Palate: gentle sweetness permeates, pervades, and soothes all the flavors held within her tender embrace. Honeyed bread infused with green grapes, apricots, and apples. Slight bitter lemon finish. Love the mouthfeel – velvet. Green and yellow pears super ripe, so much so when you bite into it the skin melts and juices trickle down your chin. Whisper of spice in the back.
Final Thoughts: a fine delicate bock – neither overwhelming but not too subtle either as to not be noticed. Like a gentle symphony that soothes without the snoozing. I like this spring seasonal, a lot, and I look forward to its release next year.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5652) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle purchased as part of a mixed sixer at Kroger Stoneridge. Clear amber pour with a thick beige head. Aroma of malt, sweetness, caramel, lager yeast and light noble hop. Malty flavor with sweet caramel, light fruit and light hop before a sweet finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevinator (1437) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2015
Disappointed. No aroma and a light color with a watery palate. Malty flavor of old bread with a slight hops presence.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Barnes68 (2) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2015 does not count
Drinking the Abita Christmas Bock. Too hoppy and bitter for my taste. It was a gift so I’m not out money for trying it. Have the remaining bottles to use as marinade for brats.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kayres (655) - , Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2015
Clear orange with a thin off white head. Slightly sweet malty aroma. Sweet medium bodied and smooth right to style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkurzynski (1820) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2015
Copper pour. Nose of candied caramel and light fruit. Light minerals and some diacetyl. Flavor is lager/light adjunct malt with a touch of fruit and caramel. Light bitterness. Not great, but certainly better than a good number of the ratings.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
patrick767 (3728) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2015
bottle as Mardi Gras Bock - Pours dark gold with a one finger off-white head. It has a light, caramel malt aroma. It tastes of sweet malt with a little caramel and hops bitterness that while still fairly mild, is more bitter than usual for a bock. Overall it’s drinkable but struggles to reach average quality.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holdwine (1131) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2015
Move along, nothing much to see here. Nice label. Pretty average nondescript beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1010) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Slight orange hue, thick foamy light creme head. Nose is malt. Bittersweet. Middle is toffee & caramelized malt,like liquid bread. Finish has a little hop kick, but stays mostly sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dlihcsnatas (465) - Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Haven’t tried anything from Abita after the past bad examples. Would have passed this one by if it wasn’t for finding it at a decent price in the singles section. OK one bottle won’t kill me I guess. Poured up a clear amber with no head. Smells of caramel and rust. Was expecting the signature dirt back taste that previous Abita brews had but luckily and surprisingly this one did not have that. It is actually not too bad to drink. Not sure if the brewery got a new filter to clean up that swamp water or what but this one is actually good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (9140) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Lactic caramel malt and alcohol aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter/astringent herbal alcohol flavor. At least it tries to be a bock (unlike Shiner Bock).


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