Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by frothyhead:
2.38/5 rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Let's get this out of the way: the label calls this a "Helles Dopplebock". This is no where near representative of any kind of dopplebock that I've ever had. I'm going to rate it simply as a lager, because the style is pretty much obscured.
Pours crisp, clear bright orangeish yellow into a pint glass with a good two finger off-white head.
Nose is bready and has a distinct malty, unfermented wort smell - like my apartment on brew day.
Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation.
Taste is malty and a little sweet, some very mild hop bitterness in finish. Has that same flavor of raw malt extract that the nose has.
Drinkability is average.
Overall I'm having trouble saying much of anything about this beer. It is boring and average. It's surprising that it is 8% ABV because frankly it has more in common than a standard American macro lager than it does with any kind of "extreme" beer, which the label seems to talk it up as.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2009 05:48:52 | More by frothyhead
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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.