Admittedly, it’s been a while since Mardi Gras. So I am curious how the extra, unintended aging will impact Abita Mardi Gras Bock. But when you have out of state family who pick up beer for you, how can you complain?
Essentially a maibock, it’s a beer with a lighter color, but a decent kick, this at 6.5% ABV. Pours crystal clear and very light amber. Not much of a head, but it’s sticking around. Smells like it’s going to be a malty delight. Sweet malt and sweet citrus start off the flavor with loads of caramel and butterscotch. Hops at just a touch of bitter dryness in the finish. Kind of an earthy finish, as well.
I have a feeling the influence from the hops would be great if this were fresher, but it’s mighty tasty and highly drinkable.