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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,167
Reviews: 382
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.86%
Wants: 22
Gots: 101 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

darcange, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of BB1313
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Best by 5/27/14. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a transparent bright golden with a fluffy eggshell white head that eventually fades leaving nice lacing and retention. Great color. The aromas are full of malts and grains. There's some hints of pear and green apple. The flavors are sharp and crisp. There's an earthy bitterness to this one. Lots of grass too. I'm picking up some lemon too. Some malts. More grains. Very refreshing. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is great. It's on the lighter side of full-bodied with active carbonation. It's very creamy and fluffy. Very smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This was an enjoyable experience. It's very crisp and refreshing. Well crafted. I would enjoy something like this in the summer.

BB1313, Feb 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

rallyr32, Feb 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

markjarema11, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of TheBullsHorn
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Relying on a simple malt driven profile ,this beer is very clean. Bread-like notes akin to crystal malts overwhelm the entirety of this beer, with honey and light piney notes in the background. Overall it’s cheap and pretty easy to drink with a smooth profile.

TheBullsHorn, Feb 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

psoriasaurus, Feb 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

BrewClint, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

mpeterdpt, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of mesatrin
2.6/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12 OZ bottle. Over all not impressed with this beer, one note with no complexity.

Slight apple smell and taste with sweet malty notes. That is all I really get from this beer.

After Thought: I guess I would drink this over apple juice...

mesatrin, Feb 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Extrajoker00, Feb 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Justinbshelton, Jan 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

benloho, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

BKBassist, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of scottfrie
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into imperial pint.

A: Pours a clear pale yellow color with a foamy, thick, bright white head that rose to three fingers before fading into a well retained film. Faint spotty lace left down the glass.
S: Bready lager yeast, faint lemon hop, light toast, cardboard, musk, and earthy grains. Hints of sweet fruits.
T: Wet grains, doughy yeast, apple juice, spices, caramel and sweet simple syrup. Sweet overall, fruity, grainy. Fairly straight forward. Lager finish super sweet aftertaste fruity.
M: Fuller body, slick and heavy with a chewy and sweet mouthfeel. Soft smooth carbonation. Kiss of alcohol.
O: Sweet smooth and simple. Goes down decently well but a bit too sweet for me to want to drink a lot of.

scottfrie, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

viking77, Jan 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

NYR_Rob, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

nstorrs, Jan 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

misscritta, Jan 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

DruC4, Jan 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

dmk91, Jan 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

bernat1971, Jan 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Petey_the_Quiet, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of snaotheus
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle split between two pint glasses. Best by 3/11/14.

Pours clear golden with a small head. Medium amount of active carbonation. Smell is lagery, lemony, yeasty, a little spicy, maybe a slight hops presence in the lemony/citrus aroma.

Taste is sweet, pleasant, more of that lemoniness. Bitterish aftertaste, some of that lager tang.

Mouthfeel is dry and slick. Overall, not bad.

snaotheus, Jan 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

AGoodStout, Jan 18, 2014
Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,167 ratings.