1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

Not Rated.

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

1,198 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,198
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.15%
Wants: 24
Gots: 113 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,198 | Reviews: 383 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of StephRai
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of anthony-martinez
4.52/5  rDev +28%

anthony-martinez, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of dansmcd
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

dansmcd, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of dogin26
3.08/5  rDev -12.7%

dogin26, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Liberty5005
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%

Liberty5005, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of ttroha
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Tap at Lazy Dog Macon. Pours transparent orange with white head. Aroa of malts. Tastes of malt, caramel and toffee. Medium-bodied. Not that great.

ttroha, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Hoppy_Hippy
3/5  rDev -15%

Hoppy_Hippy, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of dll025
2.8/5  rDev -20.7%

dll025, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of Beersmitty
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Beersmitty, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Ccreel457
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%

Ccreel457, Sep 21, 2014
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, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of ScubaSteve00
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

ScubaSteve00, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of onlymurderers
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

onlymurderers, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Rarrar
5/5  rDev +41.6%

Rarrar, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of RexBanner
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%

RexBanner, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of BeerManRome
4/5  rDev +13.3%

BeerManRome, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of combatFlexo
4/5  rDev +13.3%

combatFlexo, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of tango
3/5  rDev -15%

tango, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of rypkr
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

rypkr, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of sammyg832
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

sammyg832, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Robloc303
3/5  rDev -15%

Robloc303, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of RochefortChris
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
Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,198 ratings.