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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.


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Ratings: 931
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.15%

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:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-01-2003)
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Reviews by dnichols:
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4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this fine beer at a blues and brews festival.

A: It poured bright yellowish-blond and generated a very modest white head that didn't linger very long.

S: There was a hint of caramel from the malts but otherwise the aroma was unremarkable.

T: It was sugary sweet on the front end then a zesty spice hit followed by a warm sweetness on the back side. The beer packs a punch but the alochol is well hidden.

M: Light to medium bodied with a kick from the heavy carbonation and slight dryness from the alcohol.

D: This is a very refreshing beer that is easy to drink. It sneaks up on you given its somewhat punchy ABV which is well hidden.

Comment: A solid beer that I would enjoy trying again. To date I believe it is only available in kegs....I hope Abita bottles this little gem. I do agree that I would not class it as a doppelbock. It has characteristics of a Belgium pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2007 18:40:26 | More by dnichols
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

04-15-2014 01:44:02 | More by RealMonsters
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3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bomber poured into a New Belgium globe

A - crystal clear medium gold pour with an initial two inch head, average retention and average lacing.

S - very sweet and fruity nose

T - malty with lemon flavor, honey flavors and a dry finish

M - thinner than I expected, average carbonation

O - decent but unspectacular.

Serving type: bottle

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3/5  rDev -15%

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2.68/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into a mason jar.

A - Clear urine yellow, faint head and lacing.

S - Sweet, bready. Yeasts?

T - Ahh. This is Side Pocket with a little bit more hops and lot less alcohol.

M - It seems thin at first but there is something clingy about this brew that makes it linger on the tooth.

O - A good get drunk. However, this camp will still rely on Side Pocket for that.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 00:10:28 | More by B_King
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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up without knowing anything about it because I needed a 4th to get the 10% bottle discount. Pretty average all around beer, nothing special in appearance, smell, but taste is pretty good but not special. Overall the beer gets bonus points because it is easy to drink for 8% and presents a good value. The more I drank it the more I liked it, probably because of the 8%, but I would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 01:05:18 | More by JamieDuncan
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brilliant gold body with a lasting, clinging, foamy, white head; nice rings of lacing. Lightly toasted grain aroma; grassy. Light malt flavor with a bold hop bitterness; peppery; a bit of alcohol warmth; light biscuit taste. Medium-heavy body; crisp, clean, dry finish.

A respectable helles doppelbock. Decent balance of malt taste and sweetness with a fairly intense hop bitterness. The 8.0% ABV is noticeable but in a subdued way and doesn't overpower things. Taste and feel may seem a little coarse in some ways, yet it still fits the bill for a heavy-duty lager styled beer with good character.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 21:58:47 | More by beergoot
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3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2014 02:04:05 | More by cpiray45
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2.76/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Sampled at the brewery in the tasting room before a brewery tour today.

Nice golden colour with a bright white head, about a 1/4 inch on the pour and recedes to a thin cap. Gobs of sticky lacing.

Smells predominantly like over ripe banana with some caramel and malt.

Tastes just like the aroma. Bananas just on the verge of being rotten, just over ripe dominates the palate with spots of caramel and malt popping up here and there.

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Serving type: on-tap

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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
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