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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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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)
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

robbieb13, Mar 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

twizzbeatz, Mar 20, 2013
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1.31/5  rDev -62.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Don't waste your money on this one. Abita usually makes a good quality beer, but this one is truly disappointing. Sent back, waiter told me I wasn't the first. Beer has a nasty smell and tastes as if the beer is still wort. Had three friends with me try it as well, and all agreed it's the worst beer they have ever tasted. Do not recommend.

Davidvols, Mar 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Chugs13, Mar 10, 2013
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3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer is much improved by adding a half ounce of Woodford Reserve. The whisky rounds out the less attractive edges and adds the pleasing characteristics of bourbon -- a surprisingly balanced cocktail. Also surprising is the disappearance of the off-putting nose.

Thistle3, Mar 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.36/5  rDev +23.5%

grahamboudreaux, Feb 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

jewellrunner, Feb 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Jalogan2, Feb 24, 2013
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4.94/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A – Clear golden pilsner with a billowy two fingers worth of eggshell white head. Ridiculous carbonation streaming off the bottom like a champagne except in erratic bubbles. Not much lacing but there is some.

S – Not really nose heavy but there is some yeast and malts among some toasted earthy aromas. Pretty average smelling for the style and I could definitely use a bigger aroma.

T – The taste is superb a bit of peppery bite in the front of the tongue sort of takes you back at first but the malts give this some great sweetness and makes this almost too easy to drink. Pulling a small amount you definitely get a bit of fruit almost like grapes of plums also getting some green apple flavors at the very end of the tongue. Absolutely delicious but drinking a full mouthful at a time kills this one so I would recommend taking your time.

M – Medium bodied with a lot of crisp from the heavy carbonation and that peppery taste. smooth as a fruit and easier to drink than the darker Doppelbocks I have had.

O – Abita has done it again this thing is tremendous and really has set the bar high for Doppelbocks domestic and imported alike. This is much much better than the Celebrator from Ayinger which is rated as the top Doppelbock in the world. Definitely tasty and if you go slow it smooths out and leaves you with a very subtle bit of fruit that gives this tremendous drinkability.

swoopdog, Feb 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

jdougherty, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

eulerthegrape, Feb 19, 2013
Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,198 ratings.