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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,199
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.15%
Wants: 24
Gots: 114 | 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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1/5  rDev -71.7%

MyTBeerDrinker, Dec 29, 2011
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1/5  rDev -71.7%

jonathaniler, May 04, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.7%

hoppyboy69, Aug 24, 2013
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1/5  rDev -71.7%

Kpfaehler, Jun 11, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -64.6%

Gavini, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of Davidvols
1.31/5  rDev -62.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Don't waste your money on this one. Abita usually makes a good quality beer, but this one is truly disappointing. Sent back, waiter told me I wasn't the first. Beer has a nasty smell and tastes as if the beer is still wort. Had three friends with me try it as well, and all agreed it's the worst beer they have ever tasted. Do not recommend.

Davidvols, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of JAramini
1.38/5  rDev -60.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Yellow beer, no visible carbonation, looks nothing like a doppelbock. This is a malt liquor.

Smell is sweet adjuncts and vegetables.

Taste is sweetness and alcohol. Not complex and not pleasant.

Out of the bomber I choked down about half a pint before drainpouring the rest. A hideous beer.

JAramini, Feb 07, 2010
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1.45/5  rDev -58.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a pint glass. I was looking forward to a this, as the bottle called it a "Dopplebock," and Abita's beer have been decent. Once I poured it and smelled it, the Andygaror was clearly not a dopplebock. The alcohol smell came through right away along with a strong and very unappealing grass odor. Carbonation was minimal. The taste was very unappealing: overly sweet and loaded with rice. An extremely sour aftertaste lasted for some time, and I continued to smell what seemed like old celery. Malt liquor qualities throughout, as it reminded me of a Milwaukee's Best but with twice the ABV.

kaufmaal, Sep 06, 2010
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1.5/5  rDev -57.5%

C-Dog, Nov 27, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -57.5%

MeisterSmudge, Jan 16, 2012
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1.95/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a two-finger white head. Decent retention and fairly nice lacing. Smells sugary sweet, grainy and a hint of alcohol. Off-putting. Taste is similar; sweetness that's really unmatched by anything else in the brew, making it fairly unbalanced. Grainy malt again, with some citric notes and alcohol. Mouthfeel is a bit on the watery side, but not horrible. It's like all of the negative characteristics that one can find in a cheap lager have been cranked up to 11. The worst beer Abita makes.

philipquarles, Aug 23, 2008
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2/5  rDev -43.3%

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2/5  rDev -43.3%

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2/5  rDev -43.3%

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2/5  rDev -43.3%

rah1734bones, Apr 07, 2012
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2/5  rDev -43.3%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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2/5  rDev -43.3%

AlaskanYoung, Aug 30, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43.3%

Iowacraft, Feb 19, 2012
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2.03/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Came to me on tap from the Greenroom (formerly Froggy's [RIP]) in a translucent plastic cup. Lights were kind of low, but it poured a sickly malt liquorish brassed-orange body with no head. Nose is all grain, sugar and alcohol. There is some weird estery thing going on too. The nose is really the same in the flavor here, but the sweetness ended up being much worse than I had expected. The phenols or esters or whatever the hell was going on with this beer come out way too much also. Lots of medicinal alcohol. Mouthfeel is slick, syrupy, prickly, and tongue-coating. I finished the cup, but only because I'm cheap.

goochpunch, May 23, 2007
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2.08/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours beautiful golden color with contrasting white head that is very creamy. Nose is faint, but has a macro-malty, lemony boozy quality to it. Palate has a sharp character, alcohol easily noticed right away, modest malt flavor, and nothing much positive for the mind to latch onto.

yemenmocha, Mar 14, 2009
Photo of brandon911
2.13/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had at the Pioneer Pub In Natchitoches Louisiana.
When I had this, I had no idea what style it was and just assumed it was a Hefe- or some other wheat style beer.
It was a pretty pale, straw yellow with a finger head. The smell was pretty much just sweet, alcohol and citrus. The taste was pretty much right on with the smell. The sweet was overpowering, almost saccharine and the citurs flavors were pretty mild. I emphasize how sweet, in a bad way, that this beer was. The mouthfeel was pretty average, mild carbonation and fairly drinkable. Overall this beer was pretty dismal. I'm normally pretty comfortable around Abita, but this one may have changed my mind. Like I said, I thought it was something along the lines of a Hefe, mainly from the citrus flavors and sweetness and the fact that I almost never ever like wheat beers.

brandon911, Mar 03, 2012
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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,199 ratings.