ganache (6089) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Bottle. Grainy, mashy, sweet, yeasty, dusty, mostly pale malt nose.Deep orange pour with a pretty, creamy beige head. Some purple grape and booze showing in the taste, otherwise yeast and sweet malt, a touch of candy and caramel but finishing a bit too grainy. Medium body with some mint. Eh. [2008.07.15: 2.6] TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Update: As "Mardi Gras Bock." Roughly confirmed. Ugh. [2014.01.19: 2.4]
Pours dark golden with mostly receding wispy off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, light caramel, cookie. Taste is malty, toasted bread, sweet wort, earthy malt. Mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation. I find many bocks too sweet for my taste, but I think this beer does a good job in that regard. jcurtis55 (35) - Plainfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Poured a nice amber color with a couple of fingers of head. Not much lacing though as the head dropped. Slightly cloudy. Nice malt smell and taste. Just a slight hops bitterness in aftertaste. Easy to drink and I would not have guessed the ABV at over 6, although the alcohol came out just a bit on the final drink after it warmed. blutt59 (6609) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2008
bottle, nut brown color with slight head, very good flavors of hops and malt with chocolate and coffee highlights, very nice Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2008
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of biscuits, sweet malt. Tastes of sweet malt, roses, some hints of pepper and a decent earthy finish.
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - APR 2, 2008
Amber/brown color with a light tan head. Malty is the operative word on this one. Malt is the prominent note on the nose as well as in the taste. Also, hoppy, slightly bitter, just a little bit of biscuit/bread taste and a little alcohol ring on the finish. If you’re familiar with Shiner Bock, this one is quite similar. Abita gets my nod as the better of the two, by a slight margin. Cajun (550) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Sample Tasting - Amber color with white head. Sweet malt aroma with notes of grain, nuts, caramel. Flavors rich malted grain, brown sugar, biscuit dough, caramel. Slight hops finish, but it’s more malty than anything.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2008
On tap. Deep amber pour. Aromas of sweet & caramel malts, some fruit. Sweet taste with decent malt backbone. Of the better Abitas badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2008
medium amber body with minimal head..aroma of sugar, honey, grass, and berry..flavor is grassy and heavy in citrus, with definite clove and spice... guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Pale amber appearance with a small, off white head and sparce lacing. Caramel malt aroma with a touch of sour fruit. Sweet, malty taste followed by some harsh alcohol notes; low keyed hop presence. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel. Dry, acidic finish.