cheap (5792) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Off aroma. Strong taste and orangish color. Some creamy carbonation. A little too strong for my liking. Seems to be much higher than the 6% listed here. leaves a lingering malty alky bitterness on the finish that does not go away soon and makes it difficult to enjoy. BuckeyeBoy (7510) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 12, 2008
On tap New Orleans Pours out a copper gold topped with a small white head. A nice aroma of light malts. Tast picked up some very good spices and some sweetness. Not to bad. bleeng (1681) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours light gold with a very small white head. Nice malty spicy nose. Taste is malty, caramel, spicy, with a small hop profile. Thin body. Not a "full" beer in taste though-it leaves you wishing for more.Very Octoberish. Almost a session bock-which is not what I want in my bock. Not Abita’s best effort. I’ve got 5 more if anyone wants one-I’ll trade this and the Jockamo for any regional/mainstream beer. Skyview (5907) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2007
One of the 12-oz bottles sampled from the Abita Party Pack, acquired from Cellar’s Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. Pours a clear light amber brew with a thin and fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates to a fine white ring and no lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt and some grassy hops. Taste is light to medium bodied, well-carbonated with some caramel malt and citrus zest. Finish is watery, with a semi-sweet caramel malt aftertaste. One of the lightest bock beers I have tried. vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2008 Mardis Gras BockPours a orangish gold color. Thick head on the pour that quickly dissipated. The smell is weak with a faint toffee smell. The flavor isn’t bad, but nothing exceptional. A sweet malt flavor up front with faint hop bite at the end. Not a bad bock, just nothing outstanding about it.
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2007
(Bottle) Pours an amber color with a small white head. Sweet aroma, with a nice malty taste. Some grain in the taste as well. High carbonation, yet decent mouthfeel. Pretty ordinary, nothing really stands out in this beer. I like it better than many of their brews though. wshores (58) - Saltillo, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Abita seems good a brewing down the middle brews. Most are drinkable but none excell in their respective styles. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/06/1997shigadeyo (3730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2007
clear amber, sweet malty aroma, sweet malty tangy (carbonation) flavor, slight hop character,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Abita Mardi Gras Bockpojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - APR 30, 2007
Event: Junedale Beer Klub - April Beer Tasting (Maibocks)
Serving: 12 oz bottles shared by __?__.
Aroma: Light malts with some vanilla and cream.
Appearance: Clear amber/brown color with a diminishing off-white head. Mild level of carbonation and some lacing is also present.
Flavor: Grainy malts, vanilla/cream, slightly buttery as well.
Palate: Soft, mellow, smooth, and clean.
Overall: Many Abita brews seem to have a similar "grainy" quality to them as well. This beer is drinkable, but seems to be lacking somewhat.
Draft at Abita Brew Pub. Nice dark brown color. Malty smell and taste. Decent head. Can’t really give it’s outstanding characteristics but, just a very good tasting bock.