Local Beer Review: Abita Mardi Gras Bock

12 oz. bottle purchased at Dan Stein’s Deli

Style: Helles Bock

ABV: 6.5%

Official brewery description:

Bock (January – March) is the first of our seasonal brews. It is brewed with Perle hops and pale and caramel malts. Our Bock is similar to a German Maibock in its high malt content, full body and slightly higher alcohol content. Abita Bock is a very popular brew, especially during our Mardi Gras season.

Why I bought this beer:

Of course I’m going to try every seasonal Abita puts out. Their Amber is the go-to afternoon beer in the Bro’Fille household. Also, a colleague of Brother O’Mara made the heady claim that it was his favorite Abita brew.

Actual drinking experience:

Color: orangey-gold with a white head

Aroma: malty, caramel

Taste: very malty (+), but with a slight bitterness and a short finish

Overall decently tasty, but definitely lacking in body and finish. Dan Stein didn’t like this one either, but I’m much more forgiving of it than that blasted Lobotomy Bock. Still sticking with Abita Amber, but I wouldn’t pour the Mardi Gras Bock down the sink if it were given me.

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One Response to “Local Beer Review: Abita Mardi Gras Bock”

  1. Mardi Gras Bock is definitely not the best beer but I’m also not a big fan of Bock beers. The Lobotomy Bock from Indian Wells? Well let’s just say none of their beers rank well according to Beeradvocate.com(http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/619). I tend to stay away! Keep up the great reviews!!!

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