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  • Although it's not my favorite color combination, I like that they incorporated the theme into the logo
  • The aroma smells of bread and malt, so it's definitely a heavier scent than that of light summer beers or IPAs
  • I think you can still smell a bit of hops, which I normally don't enjoy, but this beer seems to blend malt and hops in a way that it's a very balanced flavor
  • It's a different than most beers I drink, but I enjoy it with fried dishes and spicy dishes


    • by Melanie Noelll

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      We picked up the Abita Mardi Gras Bock to go with a southern-themed dinner one night, and it paired really well with the somewhat heavier, spicier food that we ate that night. It’s drinkable and versatile enough for a number of different seasons and dishes.

      The Abita Bock is a seasonal beer that is released from January through March. I’ve seen it at a few beer/liquor stores, and it’s also available at some grocery stores as long as it is in season. I’m not a huge fan of the dark colors on the packaging, but I do think they are very representative


      of the season in which the beer is released as well as the namesake holiday: the logo uses a deep maroon-purple, straw colored yellow and deep forest green, reminiscent of the purple, green and gold of Mardi Gras. Although it’s not my favorite color combination, I like that they incorporated the theme into the logo.

      I don’t drink Bock beers very often, but I do like it because it is more malty than hoppy. I drank my beer right out of the bottle, so I can’t comment on the color and head formed from pouring the beer; however, it’s definitely a good enough beer that it tastes good straight from the bottle. The aroma smells of bread and malt, so it’s definitely a heavier scent than that of light summer beers or IPAs. I think you can still smell a bit of hops, which I normally don’t enjoy, but this beer seems to blend malt and hops in a way that it’s a very balanced flavor. The beer is a bit crisp and dry, and it’s got a medium-full body and mouthfeel. The carbonation is also well-balanced with the combination of flavors (probably a good offset to the hops if you’re not a ...


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      big hops fan like me!) but I find that it sort of lingers longer than I would like. There is also a lingering aftertaste that turns from good to a bit stale. It’s a different than most beers I drink, but I enjoy it with fried dishes and spicy dishes. I probably would not drink it on its own, though, and it doesn’t necessarily stand out in a way that I would seek it out to purchase at a bar or to buy again. There are definitely beers that I would choose over this one.

      As a seasonal beer, I expect

      this beer to be a bit higher priced than some of the year-round available brews. I picked this up for about $13 at a liquor store, but as mentioned before, I have seen it at grocery stores like Publix once its in season. Because that’s a fairly common supermarket chain, it seems to be regularly available which is good.

      Overall this beer is good, but nothing great. I like Bock, and this one seems to be a good one that pairs well with food. It’s moderately priced and readily available, so I would drink it again though not necessarily seek it out.




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