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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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1,132 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,132
Reviews: 377
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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PorterLambic

Florida

2.85/5  rDev -19%

Pours a light amber color, very pale ale like. Huge head develops from a standard pour, filling almost half of the standard pint glass with white foam. Dissipation is quite a bit quicker than I would like to see, dropping to less than 1/2" within a minute. Scattered lace remains.
Smell is not that easy to get a handle on. Notes of malt, grain, light fruit, hops, a distinct mustiness riding over all, though not off-putting.
Taste is like a good lager, a decently balanced mix of malt and hops, some more light fruits (apple & pear), some grain, and thankfully, less of the mustiness.
Fuller bodied than I expected, pushing above medium. Effervescence is restrained. Some warming from the alcohol crops up some several seconds after the swallow. A cloying film also develops, sadly, on the palate and, to a lesser extent, the tongue. All told, a decent brew but just that.

12-16-2013 02:03:59 | More by PorterLambic
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Brant

Indiana

3.29/5  rDev -6.5%

A - A beautiful transparent golden honey color. A little more than 1 finger head that fizzled out quickly, at least in my glass.

S - Smells sweet, like sugar water and Frosted Flakes (TM) with a hint of something flowery. Undertones (...erm...underscents?) of the typical lager.

T - This seemed a little bland to me, based on the look and taste - I was disappointed. It has the taste of a cheaper lager with a bit more toast and sugar. You get hints of spice and flora (and a slight tingle of alcohol), but it doesn't match the smell. Thankfully it's not bitter, but it finishes with a grainy taste that is neither good nor bad.

M - Slightly more syrupy than a standard lager, but still pretty light.

O - I bought this on a whim. I was on travel and hadn't seen it before, so I wasn't really expecting anything. It's probably not something I would buy again, but it wasn't bad. I think if it had been a little sweeter in taste with a bit more flavor I would have liked it much better. As is, it just seems like an overly alcoholic lager.

12-15-2013 00:39:43 | More by Brant
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +13.6%

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Mitchster

Michigan

4.21/5  rDev +19.6%

$1.99 for a 12oz bottle @ Siciliano's. Brewed with pale malt, German lager yeast, and German Perle hops.
8.0% ABV, 25 IBU, 8 SRM

Pours out to a sparkingly clear medium golden, forming a finely beaded white frothy head with superior retention and lacing, owing in parts to it's brisk carbonation, ~3.5 carbs or so. The nose has a distinct pale malt character with a hint of toast and biscuit. Mouthfeel is crisp, briskly carbonated, medium dense bodied, finishing slightly sweet and with a touch of syrup left in the mouth afterwards. The taste is quite good...pale malt with biscuit note, very clean and letting the malt toast shine through with a well balanced clean bitterness. Medium light DMS in the middle. Grainy notes in the finish. Definite german character.

Comparable to Ayinger and Hofbrau Maibock, this one is pretty tasty. Textbook Helles Bock/Mai Bock. Pleasantly surprised from Abita, who I think generally makes pretty lackluster brews. I would buy it again when in the mood.

12-09-2013 01:24:03 | More by Mitchster
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Texas

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Illinois

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-28-2013 02:24:14 | More by ldhughes3
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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NateMac13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Illinois

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California

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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,132 ratings.