Very, very nice indeed. Where Andygator falls flat on its face, the Mardi Gras shines. Handsome smoky amber color, pleasant malty nose, and the flavor's a tasty blend of malt and hops. Not slam-you-over-the-head delicious, but awful darn good. Someone was actually paying attention at Abita when they brewed this little number. This beer made me vaguely sad it's seasonal. I hope they don't mess with the recipe for next year's offering; this was spot-on.
Reviewed: September 29, 2007