Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,382
Reviews: 432
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.34%
Wants: 33
Gots: 248 | 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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Photo of DumpTruck
4.38/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers to just drink.
Consistent. Light yet decent amount of body and flavor.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a unique brew in that it has elements of a german lager and elements of a bayou feast, and the combination is special! lighter in color, honey shade at its deepest, and plenty heady. malty as they come, some pale barley, but a lot of other things too, some wheat, oats even, its thick and creamy and layered like oatmeal and cereal and granola all in the same bowl. hopped well enough too, but the thing that makes this cool is the yeast, its humid almost, wet and dirty and musty and bayou all the way, which i like. its unlike other abita beers in that it doesnt feel mass produced and thought of later, it seems like a conscious effort, and i appreciate that tremendously. fluffy thick but dry and light beer, multiple juxtapositions in terms of feel. great to try this one on tap, and not really quite fitting any style parameters. worth the humble price of admission times two or three, and thats less common than the unique flavors of this lovely brew.

Photo of jw4free
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: light amber
Smell: mild malt, funky complex, hint of earthy sweet
Taste: mysterious, mild alcohol flavor, finishes slight sweetness.

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

Labeling states, "Helles/Doppelbock". I think the only characteristics of a Doppelbock on this is the high abv. I prefer to call this an Imperial Helles. True to style but has that alcoholic punch of a doppelbock. Toasty aroma. Head dissipates rather quickly (thank the abv) Rich malty pilsner flavor. peppery undertones. Very dry. High on the bitter end but pleasant.

Photo of GrinkoN
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L- Pale golden, no head when i poured it
S- Spicey malt
T/F- Nice sweet malts, full body, hoppy
O- Was good

Photo of theBIRD
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste like strong high gravity malt liquor.

Photo of mwar
4.39/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Outstanding beer from an underrated brewery!

Photo of Doonzman
3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Decent beer. high ABV. Nothing wrong with this beer but it isn't great

Photo of 08USMC11
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Outstanding beer and exceptional taste

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

Really enjoy this beer. Crisp, clean, refrshing

Photo of Beerds
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer, one of the first higher ABV that I thoroughly enjoyed. Words of advise if never had this beer: tap or 12 oz bottles, bombers just don't do it justice.

Photo of Ike1981
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Had this on a business trip to Baton Rouge. I always try to find a local brew to try when I'm in a new place. We were drinking this by the pitcher, and I had a hard time choking down the first glass. After that it went down ok. After about 5 pitchers between the 3 of us I was blinded, literally, I had to go buy new glasses the next day!!!

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
4.34/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle of andygator beer drank

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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,382 ratings.