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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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1,129 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,129
Reviews: 376
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.91%
Wants: 21
Gots: 89 | 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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joeyloyer

New York

3.76/5  rDev +6.8%

08-29-2014 16:25:34 | More by joeyloyer
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DoktorEd

California

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

08-29-2014 03:07:10 | More by DoktorEd
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andyroo0810


4.64/5  rDev +31.8%

08-28-2014 04:49:18 | More by andyroo0810
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JayNat

Mississippi

3.9/5  rDev +10.8%

08-27-2014 18:04:13 | More by JayNat
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TheStBernard

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

An excellent, affordable doppelbock. I strongly recommend.

08-27-2014 01:12:55 | More by TheStBernard
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itchygirl

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

love this beer, one of my all time favorites!

08-27-2014 01:05:33 | More by itchygirl
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jbfarris

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

08-26-2014 23:10:45 | More by jbfarris
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Allesanda

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

08-26-2014 04:55:21 | More by Allesanda
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Allurex

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-26-2014 04:03:05 | More by Allurex
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Azpittil57

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-24-2014 23:11:36 | More by Azpittil57
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Kyrojack

Indiana

3/5  rDev -14.8%

08-24-2014 02:00:11 | More by Kyrojack
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jaredtp

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-23-2014 14:34:46 | More by jaredtp
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cfrobrew

Texas

3/5  rDev -14.8%

08-21-2014 16:31:19 | More by cfrobrew
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tmcarter23

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-21-2014 01:47:00 | More by tmcarter23
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JudgeHopner

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

08-19-2014 08:48:52 | More by JudgeHopner
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

"Andygator is a fearsome beast. Don't let his toothy grin, slightly sweet flavor and subtle fruit aroma fool you: this cold-blooded creatures is a Helles Doppelbock that can sneak up on you. Sip, don't gulp and taste the wild of Abita Andygator." Brewed in the style of a German Helles Doppelbock, this beer is available in 12 oz. 6 packs and on draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 47º Fahrenheit.

Pours a crisp creamy foam head of a buttery white tone over a golden amber body with high clarity, minimal haze and sediment and ample, sporadic carbonation. Retention is good, lacing is light and streaked. The aroma yields notes of clean bready and pale malts, mellow herbal hop with a subtle aromatic bitterness, and a moderate potency of unfermented white grapes with a mild sweetness. The flavor is very similar with white grape juice up front, transitioning to a mildly hopped earthy finish over a clean and light pale malt body with a touch of bread for body. Expect a faint touch of fall spice on the finish. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy, slick and oily, a touch acidic with an assertive carbonation that makes for a spritely mouthfeel. The body is shy of medium for the style, medium overall. Balance is mildly in favor of tart, acidic flavors over sweetness, and the alcohol presence is mild with no notable off characters. Andygator is a little less menacing than it appears to be, and although it is arguably one of Abita's finest achievements, its flavor range is fairly limited and simple, making for a tasty, but predictable flavored German style lager with a bit too much alcohol in tow to enjoy multiple drinks of. I recommend a cautious investment of one 12 oz. bottle to start.

Abita Brewing Co.'s
Andygator Helles Doppelbock
3.5/5.00

08-19-2014 00:52:54 | More by Jadjunk
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ponpokapon

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Dont let the color fool you. Complex flavor of a good bock beer that tingles all of your taste buds. Good slice of bread.

08-18-2014 23:21:02 | More by ponpokapon
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-17-2014 17:30:44 | More by ShepardCommander
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gjohns1212


3.3/5  rDev -6.3%

08-16-2014 17:40:07 | More by gjohns1212
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Speedyray

Tennessee

3.4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-16-2014 14:38:59 | More by Speedyray
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BKotch

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-16-2014 05:26:23 | More by BKotch
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Nevka10


4.04/5  rDev +14.8%

08-15-2014 14:27:29 | More by Nevka10
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elec

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

08-15-2014 03:06:13 | More by elec
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-13-2014 18:32:16 | More by costanzo_mike
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MissObvious


3.6/5  rDev +2.3%

08-12-2014 18:08:47 | More by MissObvious
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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,129 ratings.