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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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1,136 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,136
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.91%
Wants: 21
Gots: 91 | 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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Ratings: 1,136 | Reviews: 378 | Display Reviews Only:
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moistnugget

Florida

2.83/5  rDev -19.6%

Picked this up from a Sunoco that has a nice craft selection. (Who knew?) Golden amber appearance with a small white head. Head died down relatively quickly. Not very cloudy, honestly lighter than I had expected. Smell is nice, very fruity and aromatic. Sweet. Taste is nothing to get too excited about. Spicy, with herbal and hopped up tones, and a slight maltiness. A little sweetness there as well. Mouthfeel is thin, not much carbonation.

Overall, not too bad, but nothing special. It IS easy to drink, which seems to be the point (now that I read the back of the bottle.) If that's your joint, then maybe this is for you, but I like higher ABV's to demand a little respect. I probably won't be seeking this out again, sadly. I would add that most of the Abita that I've had as been great.

12-03-2012 03:48:37 | More by moistnugget
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

12-02-2012 05:52:35 | More by BYOFB
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CheekyBroad

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13.6%

11-30-2012 21:34:11 | More by CheekyBroad
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Jackle22

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

11-27-2012 15:20:17 | More by Jackle22
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C-Dog


1.5/5  rDev -57.4%

11-27-2012 06:29:59 | More by C-Dog
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Mongo65

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-23-2012 22:16:42 | More by Mongo65
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-22-2012 23:31:02 | More by DrFunkenstein
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

11-21-2012 01:38:27 | More by Texasfan549
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vcoggins

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-16-2012 23:44:31 | More by vcoggins
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Buck6196

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

11-15-2012 01:31:27 | More by Buck6196
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

11-09-2012 19:00:43 | More by ilikebeer03
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AlexM

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-08-2012 19:04:28 | More by AlexM
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JVan

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-06-2012 14:38:30 | More by JVan
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rowyn

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

11-05-2012 00:13:38 | More by rowyn
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deebo

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -11.9%

On tap at buck Finns- for a buck at happy hour u can't go wrong!

A-clear light amber golden with a hint of whitehead without staying power and no lacing

S-pils malt with just a hint of spicy bittering hops

T-similar to the aroma

M- very light for a beer of this abv. Carbonation is on the high side. Mouthfeel is very light. Bittering finish but fairly crisp.

O-nothing exciting here. The alcohol is well hidden and goes down fairly easy for a stronger beer. I'll give it a 3.5 just for that

10-30-2012 23:49:17 | More by deebo
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PoppyRobison

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-29-2012 08:01:21 | More by PoppyRobison
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

10-28-2012 22:45:05 | More by tyleeis
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-27-2012 14:18:03 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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Pammywham


3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-27-2012 04:52:27 | More by Pammywham
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Hacksaw34

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-26-2012 03:43:17 | More by Hacksaw34
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

10-22-2012 16:54:23 | More by sendbeer
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Gavini

California

1.25/5  rDev -64.5%

10-19-2012 22:22:02 | More by Gavini
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BayouBengal1537

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-15-2012 23:36:20 | More by BayouBengal1537
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flyingmick

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

10-15-2012 15:03:47 | More by flyingmick
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RickS95

Indiana

3.35/5  rDev -4.8%

Looks like some Belgians I've had...slight hazy, pale gold. Not exactly cloudy, but enough stuff to make it almost opaque. The head is bright white and fluffy, but has no rentention.

Pilsner malts are the first thing that hits, but as it warms, the fruity esters start to come out. If I close my eyes, it's almost like there's some funky Belgian yeast. Lemon peel.

Pilsner malt and pepper dominate. There's subtle lemon notes, but the peppery flavor stomps it immediately.

Not an easy drinker, and that's probably the idea. It's hard to get past the bite of the pepper. A bit of alcohol in the finish.

It really tastes like a strong, peppery pilsner beer. Nothing strikes me as German, but ultimately, it's just too much spice to be a good beer. Has some good characteristics, but the mouthfeel just kills it.

10-13-2012 03:30:36 | More by RickS95
Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,136 ratings.