Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.
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"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.
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Andygator Helles Doppelbock
08-19-2014 00:52:54 | More by Jadjunk
Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,115 ratings.