Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MaximalC:
3.49/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a transparent straw color with a respectable white head that recedes to a level that just qualifies as full surface coverage. Aroma is mild, smelling of honey, hay, and a faint, tropical fruitiness. I have no idea what a Helles bock should taste like, but it's much milder than I expected. There's a gentle, bready, honeyed malt flavor with enough earthy, herbal hops to balance it out. Some pepper is evident as well. The aftertaste is slightly medicinal, but mostly dry. The hops become a bit more aggressive as it warms. I must say that the alcohol is adeptly concealed, as I never would have suspected its 8% ABV. Present, tingly carbonation lends a lively mouthfeel that complements the flavor profile nicely. Despite the highly generic presentation and mild aroma, this brew was a pleasant surprise, yielding a drinkable, balanced character that belies its weight. Not exactly my favorite style, but a pretty quality offering nonetheless.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2013 02:16:33 | More by MaximalC
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3.46/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22 oz. bottle poured into a tall footed goblet
Pours a bright clear honey-gold with one finger of fizzy white head that quickly recedes to a thin collar with a few patches of light lacing. Smells like ripe banana, creamed sweet corn, sourdough bread and clean alcohol.
Taste starts off sweet like a smooth bready bock, but slowly morphs into a grassy herbal hop bitterness, with a little spice and lemon along the way. It's full bodied and slightly sticky, but finishes pretty dry. Not finding it particularly boozy but, there is certainly a noticeable lingering alcohol warmth.
Overall, I liked it but didn't love it. I found many of the individual characteristics to be attractive, but the sum total seemed just slightly above average. I'm sure I'll buy Andygator again, as it's a good value, but it won't be a regular.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 21:54:26 | More by glass_house
4.13/5 rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Served in a big, frosty litre mug at my local watering hole - The Baltic... my kinda beer, not too hoppy, sweet but not too sweet and enough but not too much aroma to keel you over the next day. ... a huge kick, too.... yummy....If you're in the East Bay and wanna good beer at a reasonable price.... Try The Baltic for happy hour...
Serving type: on-tap
03-04-2014 23:29:58 | More by mattt317
Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
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