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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,166
Reviews: 382
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.86%
Wants: 22
Gots: 100 | 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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Photo of bleedsblu
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Poured from an ice cold bottle into a glass. It pours a yellow color with some nice carbonation. I gave it an aggressive pour and it had an impressive 2 finger head. It smells fresh and fruity. It has a balanced mouth feel not thin and not thick, balanced and not bitter at all. This might be my first Helles Doppelbock, I'm impressed very nice and with an ABV of 8% it can bite ya. It is smooth and well balanced, hints of fruit and just a slight bitterness I must say. I do believe this is my first Abita beer and I am impressed and will try some more.

bleedsblu, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of ryan1788a5
4.2/5  rDev +19%

12oz bottle poured into a lager glass.

A: A couple of shades darker than the average sunny helles color. Mild haze. Fine-bubbled white head retains very well. Clumpy lacing. Speedy streams of carbonation.

S: Thick pilsner malt sweetness. Doughy. Light grainy toast. Vague fruitiness creeps in for an instant. Peppery alcohol. Hops are herbal, spicy, and peppery. Clean overall.

T: Toasty malt up front. Pilsner malt sweetness demands the palate's full attention after that. Doughy. Peppery alcohol is quiet and brief. Herbal hops and an oily, lemony zing cut right through all the fat pilsner malt sweetness. Touch of vague fruitiness. Very clean. Toasted grain finish with fading herbal hops.

M: medium-thick body. Heavy and firm malt backbone presses into the tongue. Aggressive prickling carbonation scrubs it away. Smooth.

O: Abita makes some very under appreciated lagers. This is one of my favorites from them. Very technically sound, though perhaps a bit more well-hopped than most of the German doppelbocks I've had. You won't find me complaining though. Maybe its recent GABF medal win will get people to take more notice. If not, more for me I guess.

ryan1788a5, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Ccreel457
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%

Ccreel457, Today at 12:58 AM
Photo of FLima
2.98/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Interesting, it poured a bright golden color, I guess that it is why they place Helles before Doppelbock. Head retains for a short period of time.
Light aroma of bread malt, grassy hops and dough.
Flavor with predominant notes of grassy hops, lager yeast, lemon, some booze and hints of green apples. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Medium body with mild carbonation. Alcohol of 8% abv is felt on taste, but it feels lighter and it has no warming sensation whatsoever.
It felt to me like an Imperial Pilsner with alcohol and malts predominating too much over hops.

FLima, Yesterday at 11:12 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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5/5  rDev +41.6%

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3.8/5  rDev +7.6%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

RochefortChris, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Nose: bready, yeasty over spicy Munich malt with some hop spice mingled in, faint cooked vegetal.
Pours brilliant gold under a dense 2" finely bubbled foam cap, lacy.
Palate: Initial malty sweetness followed by alcohol, fresh grains, faint grass, bready malt, malt spice and a light hop touch.
Very smooth and creamy medium full bodied beer with just below medium carbonation. Warming.

pat61, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of ChrisCBeets
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

ChrisCBeets, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Jeffreysan
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a semi-cloudy, golden color with an eighth of a finger of white-colored head that immediately dissolved away into some wispy clouds of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department, except for some very faint notes of toasted malt and caramel.

Taste: Quite a lot of flavor though. Lots of toasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly toasted pretzels or English muffins, followed by lots of caramel-like sweetness, and a touch of piney hops at the finish. Very, very good!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very, creamy, as there is hardly no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 8.0%, I’m surprise at how little alcohol is on the palate, like none at all.

Overall: This is a very good beer. Good, malty and sweet flavors wrapped up in a very smooth, creamy quaff. Delicious!

Jeffreysan, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Chris_S, Sep 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.35/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Great beer!

Andyyyyyy, Sep 07, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -8.2%

Acubflem, Sep 07, 2014
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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,166 ratings.