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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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1,351 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,351
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.34%
Wants: 30
Gots: 221 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-01-2003

Andygator, a creature of the swamp, is a unique high-gravity brew made with pale malt, German lager yeast, and German Perle hops. Unlike other high-gravity brews, Andygator is fermented to a dry finish with a slightly sweet flavor and subtle fruit aroma. Reaching an alcohol strength of 8% by volume, it is a Helles Dopplebock.

25 IBU
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Ratings: 1,351 | Reviews: 420
Photo of Suds
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this beer many times on trips to New Orleans and Baton Rouge, although I've never had the chance to review it. I recall it as always being powerful, drinkable, and flavorful. This time, it was no exception....clear, pale, golden, with a bright head. The aroma is of spice, malt, and booze. Very malty backbone...clean and sweet malt. Not overly sweet, but not at all dry...definitely a sweet spring bock. Full in body, with a little more hops than the style would normally call for. Firm and clean finish. Excellent.

Photo of KYGunner
3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Tastes an awful like an adjunct it gives off some corn, bubblegum, rice and barley. The 8% translates to a stiff backbone and a jolt of flavor. The ABV is hidden but this doesn't hold enough Helles properties.

Photo of joe_hurd
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Love Abita. Andygator is one of my favorites. Haters are nuts. This is a great Helles Doppelbock. Great flavor. ABV creeps up on you. Terrific walk around beer for the Quarter.

Photo of Runthetableandy
5/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One two three four five

Photo of WckdVbz
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Just another awful beer from Abita.

Photo of JimboSlice777
4.55/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Taste nice and smooth, easy to drunk, would recommend for a try

Photo of Preston
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I think the reviews are generally too low on this one. It's very smooth, especially for 8%. One of my favorites by Abita.

Photo of coltonbrimhall
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

-overall a good beer, smooth and balanced slight malt sweetness, slow onset dry finish, good dopplebock but nothing that stands out.

Photo of jettjon
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Clear golden orange with little precipitating carbonation. Vigorous pour produces nice thick head with sticky lacing and nice clumpy head. (Less vigorous pour leaves an anemic head with thin collar and scattered cap.) Nose of sweet malts and vague fruit-like character. Malt forward in the mouth with lightly tart hoppy finish. Good in mouth; crispiness belies the lack of apparent carbonation. Smooth and slightly chewy. Is this a doppelbock? Perhaps. Whatever it is, it's certainly a fine beer though nothing incredible. Would try again.

Photo of jmhoward03
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It didn't look like a dopplebock, more like a regular Hellas. Was a tasty beer though.

Photo of Hippoagain
5/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love this beer in the summer

Photo of magpieken
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle. Pale gold colour, decent slightly off-white head which reduced to a ring, traces of lacing. Very gentle aroma, honeydew? Lightly sweet taste. Medium-full body. Smooth, slick texture. Fizzy carbonation and a little alcohol warmth. Not as assertive as your typical Doppelbock but decent enough in its own right. 6.

Photo of Bali_hi
4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle of andygator beer drank

Photo of Jpw011
4.94/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great tasting IPA from my favorite brewery!

Photo of seabeetastetest
3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not the best beer but my personal fav.

Photo of TastyAdventure
4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good stuff. Sweet malty profile, without being cloying, heavy, or otherwise unapproachable. A very nice pale version of a doppelbock. A slightly crisp finish in taste, but a medium-heavy body that is fulfilling and rich. not much on the smell, but i never get much nose on lagers anyway. Alcohol completely hidden, and the 25 IBUs balance it nicely. I may want to brew something like this!

Photo of jrob21
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This was a doppelbock? It looked and tasted like a belgian golden, maybe. Some grape and raisin flavors. Poured a nice deep orange color. Slight alcohol. On tap at Depeaux, the new spot in the Decatur train station. The setting was better than the beer. A little disappointing and definitely not reminiscient of a doppelbock to me.

Photo of MisledTitan
4.27/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's an interesting brew which may not be traditional to style but is a good beer none the less

Photo of Zenvortex
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lite head dissapates in seconds no lacing of note / crisp nondescript nose / great low hops taste crisp and clean / not like traditional doppelbock but what the heck this is a good beer / would recommend to anyone would wants a safe 8.0 - pair with BBQ & get a ride home

Photo of ZBowden
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

served from draft
pours clear golden amber little head, smells malty of slight yeast and bitterness, tastes of bitter yeat and malts, smooth feel and finish.

Photo of KensWorld
4.66/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Extremely smooth and drinkable for what it is, a 8% doublebock. Great beer by a great brewery. 4.7

Photo of SF_Posse
2.89/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Slight hop with a good malt flavor. Very drinkable beer.

Photo of CIBoy10
4.16/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - a pale gold with nice lacing.
Smell - equal parts hoppy and bready, a little fruity.
Taste - bitter, nice hops up front but finishes differently with a slight sweet twist (almost grapey?) and bready maltness. Awesome! The booze is hidden very well.
Feel - smooth and high quality like all Abita beers.
Overall - super offering by Abita. My fave by them thus far but you can't go wrong with them. They go for a little drinkability in their beers, so they probably won't blow away all the beer snobs. Cheers!

Photo of DocCajun
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A solid beer to sip on. Actually much better when mixed with Abita Turbidog (terminator) or Abita purple haze (barney). Its pretty amazing how well this beer mixes with others.

Photo of Tuckerster
4.41/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just like Spaten Optimator, but light in color

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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,351 ratings.