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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
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1,073 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,073
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 19
Gots: 64 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  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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sarahspat

Illinois

2.3/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very clear, mildly effervescent sunshine yellow (I thought Dopplebocks were supposed to be dark). VERY sticky and abundant white head.

Smells earthy, grassy, bready-malty, with a touch of clove.

As first it tastes very spicey. Cloves and coriander run amok. As it warms, however, it becomes kind of anonymously malty-sweet, and a strong, unpleasant stale wheat flavor grows in prominence. I also detect some celery notes. A mild caramel flavor announces itself after significant warming.

The body is way too light for the style. As far as drinkability, I didn't have much desire to finish my glass. I'm no expert on German lagers, but based simply on the BA style description of Dopplebocks... well, this isn't one. And it's really not a great beer either. It's not like it's disgusting, but not I would not drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2009 01:52:59 | More by sarahspat
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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,073 ratings.