Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Foxman:
3.03/5 rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
It pours a perfectly filtered, flashy golden yellow. A finger of fine white head fizzles to a frothy dusting. Animal crackers of lacing march along the inside of the glass.
The aroma is a downright struggle, with fleeting glimpses of light malt, corn, hop spice, and yeast. Not even the alcohol seems to want to exhibit a real identity.
Upon sipping, the pale malt is sugary sweet and fruity, and along the way yellow corn moves in, but is it really corn, or just indistinguishable grain? The hops are distant and tinny, with echoes of peppery spice and crispness. Alcohol is intimated enough to be notable. The finish is a jumble of residual grain sweetness, moderate hazy bitterness, and a vague dry drop-off, in no discernible order. I'm not quite sure what to think, but I'm not blatantly offended anyway.
Medium bodied, the soft rill across the palate is the star of the show.
So the mouthfeel is the biggest asset, followed by a fairly cool bottle. And what does all that mean? I'm not sure, but it doesn't say, hey, how good is this beer? Nah, it's just a good idea that fell short in execution. And it's a classic case of not bothering to justify facing the shifty ABV. This isn't so much a beast as some poor life-form that got shaken and stirred in the transporter beam.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2010 23:11:25 | More by Foxman
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2.98/5 rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Trying the abita abductors at the Pie Factory in Florance, AL. The beer poured a clear golden with white head that left a lace. The scent was faint with hints of grass and biscuit. The taste was very strong leaning toward grassy peat bread. The m outhfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall the beer didn't hit the mark for me.
Serving type: on-tap
07-17-2014 00:18:09 | More by WoodBrew
3.95/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Have wanted to try this, spotted some locally and jumped at the chance. Best by 8/2014 clear on the bottle's neck.
A -- Clear, deep gold with a large, dense, long-lasting, egg shell colored head that leaves nice lacing -- a very pretty beer and solid to style.
S -- Sweet malts and spicy alcohol.
T -- Rich, sweet maltiness with some peppery alcohol bite, but not overwhelming. Light toasty breadiness and mild fruitiness from rich malts. Vaguest hop bitterness in the finish.
M -- Mouthfeel is soft to dry with a medium-full body.
O -- A surprisingly nice take on the style. Goes to show that breweries can surprise you out of the blue. Anyone who likes German-style beers should try this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 00:16:19 | More by steveh
Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,072 ratings.