Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by RickS95:
3.35/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Looks like some Belgians I've had...slight hazy, pale gold. Not exactly cloudy, but enough stuff to make it almost opaque. The head is bright white and fluffy, but has no rentention.
Pilsner malts are the first thing that hits, but as it warms, the fruity esters start to come out. If I close my eyes, it's almost like there's some funky Belgian yeast. Lemon peel.
Pilsner malt and pepper dominate. There's subtle lemon notes, but the peppery flavor stomps it immediately.
Not an easy drinker, and that's probably the idea. It's hard to get past the bite of the pepper. A bit of alcohol in the finish.
It really tastes like a strong, peppery pilsner beer. Nothing strikes me as German, but ultimately, it's just too much spice to be a good beer. Has some good characteristics, but the mouthfeel just kills it.
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2012 03:30:36 | More by RickS95
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3.73/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A very nice helles dopplebock from Abita. Pours a thick yellow straw color with a huge rocky head of white, dying down to a thin foam layer with excellent clinging lacing. Smells of fresh apples, pears, and sweet light malts. Excellent mouthfeel, well carbonated, with light caramel and slight bittering hops on the back. Not a lot of dimension, but not bad at all. I would compare it to a lot of the Russian beers, yet smoother and not as abrasive to the novice beer drinker. Also would love to have it side by side to the hop gator which I have had and liked a bit more. This beer at one time to my recollection was a "barley wine" by name sold in small Little Kings sized bottles (a bottle style many I know referred to as stop sign smashers). Still, a very nice beer indeed.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2014 21:19:35 | More by Brutaltruth
Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,046 ratings.