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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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1,081 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,081
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 19
Gots: 69 | 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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ShawnMN

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-25-2014 23:50:40 | More by ShawnMN
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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-25-2014 21:01:31 | More by huntermop
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Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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vwbus7

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-24-2014 02:16:11 | More by vwbus7
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Brutaltruth

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very nice helles dopplebock from Abita. Pours a thick yellow straw color with a huge rocky head of white, dying down to a thin foam layer with excellent clinging lacing. Smells of fresh apples, pears, and sweet light malts. Excellent mouthfeel, well carbonated, with light caramel and slight bittering hops on the back. Not a lot of dimension, but not bad at all. I would compare it to a lot of the Russian beers, yet smoother and not as abrasive to the novice beer drinker. Also would love to have it side by side to the hop gator which I have had and liked a bit more. This beer at one time to my recollection was a "barley wine" by name sold in small Little Kings sized bottles (a bottle style many I know referred to as stop sign smashers). Still, a very nice beer indeed.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 21:19:35 | More by Brutaltruth
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

06-22-2014 17:38:47 | More by kinmundy77
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Georgia

2/5  rDev -43%

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Louisiana

2/5  rDev -43%

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Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-21-2014 21:52:17 | More by Wayne17
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DoubleJ

California

3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Oooo, helles doppelbock. I wouldn't expect to see myself with a glass of one in June, but this shows that I am willing to go past the "lighter brews in warm months" mentality. Well, its color is said to be light, but not its alcohol. There's 12 ounce to drink, so let's start. On to the beer:

True to style, this beer is a lighter colored one. Looking fools gold in the chalice and topped with a short head which dissipates to a thin white lace. The aroma is very sweet, like white grapes and sparking cider mixed together. A little earthy as well with a kiss of spicy hops.

While overall a sweet beer, it isn't cloying as I feared. It has the flavor of apples and grapes, a solid white cracker base, and a note of vague hops which cut some of the sweet flavor out. Malt bombs are generally thick with the mouthfeel, but this one is on the lighter side with just a few whisper of alcohol being heard.

After being on a barrage of hopped beer, it's a pleasant change to come back to something sweet and malty. Andygator is one of its many useful cures.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 04:29:58 | More by DoubleJ
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Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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Florida

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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Alabama

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-12-2014 22:17:29 | More by jucifer1818
Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,081 ratings.