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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,075
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 19
Gots: 66 | 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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5/5  rDev +42.5%

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05-01-2012 00:32:01 | More by
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edemaknn

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +42.5%

04-06-2013 02:30:20 | More by edemaknn
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Rdel444

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +42.5%

08-03-2012 14:23:35 | More by Rdel444
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5/5  rDev +42.5%

12-22-2012 21:06:56 | More by eaddy-p
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Flashyspoons

Florida

5/5  rDev +42.5%

12-22-2012 23:00:59 | More by Flashyspoons
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

5/5  rDev +42.5%

08-31-2013 08:43:07 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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andy1701

Florida

5/5  rDev +42.5%

06-05-2013 20:29:23 | More by andy1701
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Antonius08

Florida

5/5  rDev +42.5%

03-01-2014 15:21:18 | More by Antonius08
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DeliriumDuck

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +42.5%

11-26-2011 18:52:58 | More by DeliriumDuck
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swoopdog

Arkansas

4.94/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A – Clear golden pilsner with a billowy two fingers worth of eggshell white head. Ridiculous carbonation streaming off the bottom like a champagne except in erratic bubbles. Not much lacing but there is some.

S – Not really nose heavy but there is some yeast and malts among some toasted earthy aromas. Pretty average smelling for the style and I could definitely use a bigger aroma.

T – The taste is superb a bit of peppery bite in the front of the tongue sort of takes you back at first but the malts give this some great sweetness and makes this almost too easy to drink. Pulling a small amount you definitely get a bit of fruit almost like grapes of plums also getting some green apple flavors at the very end of the tongue. Absolutely delicious but drinking a full mouthful at a time kills this one so I would recommend taking your time.

M – Medium bodied with a lot of crisp from the heavy carbonation and that peppery taste. smooth as a fruit and easier to drink than the darker Doppelbocks I have had.

O – Abita has done it again this thing is tremendous and really has set the bar high for Doppelbocks domestic and imported alike. This is much much better than the Celebrator from Ayinger which is rated as the top Doppelbock in the world. Definitely tasty and if you go slow it smooths out and leaves you with a very subtle bit of fruit that gives this tremendous drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 01:00:11 | More by swoopdog
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Jonmoore89

North Carolina

4.88/5  rDev +39%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have to say that I was very surprised to see such a low rating for this beer. I drank it on a sober pallet. Andygator poured a vibrant gold with a perfect two finger head. Although the head dissipated after two minutes to about a quarter inch, I did notice it had extraordinary lacing. The aroma was sweet and slightly hoppy with a hint of malt. Not too overpowering though. After the first taste I was very impressed. Floral, sweet, and smooth all the way to the end. There was a slight taste of hops left in the back of my throat. The medium body and crisp carbonation complement the taste perfectly. I will admit that this was my first doppelbock, thus I have nothing to compare it to. However, overall I would say this is certainly a new favorite beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 22:32:09 | More by Jonmoore89
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Zakk

Florida

4.83/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'm from Louisiana, so I'm partial. Also, I'm from the days when Andygator was only available on draft, and have now tried it both on draft and from a bomber.

Serving type: Draft into pint

A: Straw colored, little head that dissipates quickly, very little lacing.

S: Bready, yeasty, caramel, floral, slight apple and citrus?

T: Malt forward maibock, toasty, roasty, very little bitterness detected. Slight citrus detected.

M: Medium carb, dry, crisp, not as boozy as one would think.

O: Heavier gravity, but without a warming finish. The alcohol is well hidden behind a great balance. Bready without a boozy taste or warmth. Definitely one of my go to draft beers.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2012 06:50:08 | More by Zakk
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jnfs

Oklahoma

4.78/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This big beer is medium yellow in color and clear with a nice frothy head that fell to about 1/4" after a minute. It appears to be medium in carbonation. The nose on this beer is of malt, alcohol, and possibly vanilla. The taste is of malt and a moderate amount alcohol. Initial body impression is light, but there is a little more to it than that. I'd say it's a light to medium bodied beer. The malt, alcohol and hint of vanilla flavoring are nice for this awesome brutish blond brew which I believe is worthy of it's name.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 01:12:10 | More by jnfs
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tjsmith910

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

04-07-2013 11:54:51 | More by tjsmith910
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cheribom

California

4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

12-19-2012 21:49:52 | More by cheribom
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Captain_Buzzkill

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

04-20-2013 05:59:46 | More by Captain_Buzzkill
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phishbone23

New York

4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

01-25-2013 15:04:15 | More by phishbone23
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autigers10

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

05-16-2014 03:11:40 | More by autigers10
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FATC1TY

Georgia

4.65/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a Growler.

A: Golden yellow color pour, slight haze, but pretty clear. Fair bit of lacing, around a 1 finger head poured aggressively.

S: Fruity, sweet, bready malts. A little hops poking out.

T: Balanced. Pure balance. Sweet fruit and malty, then the hops comes in, little bitter, but so balanced you can't tell at first. Very light tasting, smooth.

M: Great mouthfeel. Perfect amount of carbonation to it. Not oily, but has a bit of hangtime on the tounge as you drink. I like it a good bit! Yeasty bread in there that kinda of mellows it out.

Overall: I'll admit, this is a go to beer for me. I love the higher ABV, hides it exceptionally well. Smooth beer, really good to get a pitcher of it at one of my favorite restaurants and share a pitcher or two with someone. Really well balanced beer, and I'm on Abitas side, great beers. I've had this on draft, in a growler, and in bottles. I keep plenty on stock for when I want to do some session drinking, and this is my main stay!

Serving type: growler

02-14-2012 00:56:33 | More by FATC1TY
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jsh420

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

best by 01/02/10

pours clear gold with a 1+ finger head that left notches all down the glass

smells of sweet yet lighty roasted malts with some fruit maybe apples and grassy hops

taste is great much like the smell the sweet yet roasted bready malts along with apples and slightly bitter hops

mouthfeel is light to medium smooth and crisp at the same time - perfect for this hybrid style

drinkability is great as well - but watch out with the 8% abv

overall this hybrid is fantastic - reminds me of capital's blonde dopplebock but with the add in flavors of a helles lager - this is my first abita beer and i was blown away

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2009 03:00:51 | More by jsh420
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Cavanaghty

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thank you to shan5484 on this one.

Appearance: Golden amber color with about one finger of white head, no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Fruit, floral notes mostly with some malts amd hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste is mostly fruity with some floral qualities. Some hops in the background.

Overall: Had this beer a few times now and it still remains one of my all time favorites.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 13:41:36 | More by Cavanaghty
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

10-28-2012 22:45:05 | More by tyleeis
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

01-15-2014 23:23:05 | More by DCdevyl78
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markjarema11

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

02-05-2014 19:33:43 | More by markjarema11
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JoshFrierson86

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

10-08-2013 22:55:02 | More by JoshFrierson86
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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,075 ratings.