Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by skizziks:
3.93/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear light gold, raises a massive pile of foam, bright white, dense, with a meringue-like sheen. Excellent retention with good lacing on the glass.
Aroma is sweet pastry dough with a mix of apples and pears. A light touch of herbal hops and very slight diacetyl round it out. The fruitiness is unexpected, but pleasant, partially from esters and partially a synergy of hops, malt, and alcohol. Fermentation character seems pretty clean and the suggestion of apple is not from DMS.
Flavors are immediately balanced. Bready malt with a touch of spice. Firm bitterness, more than expected for the style and very well balanced. A light herbal hop flavor runs throughout. Honey candy sweetness going into the medium dry finish with a little lingering bitterness and some mild alcohol vapor.
Body is medium full with moderate carbonation. A little sticky. Some mild warming alcohol, not at all hot, just a gentle suggestion of the power in this beer.
Overall a very nice beer, well executed. I'm not sure about the idea of a "helles doppelbock" but it works very well as a strongish maibock. Shows a good expression of pilsner malt. Drinkable for a beer of it's strength but with just enough complexity and warmth to demand substantially more consideration than the average fizzy yellow beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2009 01:37:26 | More by skizziks
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4.13/5 rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Served in a big, frosty litre mug at my local watering hole - The Baltic... my kinda beer, not too hoppy, sweet but not too sweet and enough but not too much aroma to keel you over the next day. ... a huge kick, too.... yummy....If you're in the East Bay and wanna good beer at a reasonable price.... Try The Baltic for happy hour...
Serving type: on-tap
03-04-2014 23:29:58 | More by mattt317
Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 885 ratings.