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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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934 Ratings
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Ratings: 934
Reviews: 358
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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jverizon23

Georgia

4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-30-2013 11:53:00 | More by jverizon23
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on April 19, 2014.

The pour is pale yellow with a quick-lived white head.

The aroma is more like a pilsener with its toasted biscuit malt character, odd fruitiness, and a clean, crisp hop note.

The body is light and refreshing. This would might be a halfway decent lawnmower beer.

The taste is also rather biscuit and bready-like with a clean crisp hop finish. It is 8% ABV but you wouldn't know it.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 22:50:43 | More by puboflyons
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DVeale

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-18-2014 12:32:22 | More by DVeale
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AleBop

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-17-2014 15:28:12 | More by AleBop
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RealMonsters

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

04-15-2014 01:44:02 | More by RealMonsters
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Mojo

Alabama

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

04-13-2014 02:51:06 | More by Mojo
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khargro2

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-12-2014 19:07:30 | More by khargro2
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3/5  rDev -15%

04-10-2014 05:19:38 | More by VeganUndead
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B_King

Oklahoma

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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brandoncun

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -15%

04-09-2014 23:15:34 | More by brandoncun
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bareju

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

04-08-2014 21:39:41 | More by bareju
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15%

04-08-2014 20:22:20 | More by acurtis
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neckwrestler

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

04-08-2014 15:30:57 | More by neckwrestler
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-08-2014 15:22:53 | More by Eaglefan344
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-06-2014 22:12:24 | More by erialbill
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BigGold

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-05-2014 23:58:56 | More by BigGold
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weonfire

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

04-04-2014 01:28:18 | More by weonfire
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

04-03-2014 02:25:40 | More by WuBByG999
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sbanacho

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-03-2014 02:25:01 | More by sbanacho
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

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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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-02-2014 17:18:31 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-02-2014 15:16:31 | More by IAmHollywood13
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Golden32

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-01-2014 01:57:44 | More by Golden32
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beergoot

Colorado

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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cpiray45

Texas

3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a cold mug at the acme oyster house for the first time and it was very good. Nice aroma and taste, and a nice little extra pop. Very surprised at the quality but decided to try at the bar. I will have this brew again in the near future, probably at the same place.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2014 02:04:05 | More by cpiray45
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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 934 ratings.