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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,166
Reviews: 382
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.86%
Wants: 22
Gots: 100 | 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  rDev -15%

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4.83/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'm from Louisiana, so I'm partial. Also, I'm from the days when Andygator was only available on draft, and have now tried it both on draft and from a bomber.

Serving type: Draft into pint

A: Straw colored, little head that dissipates quickly, very little lacing.

S: Bready, yeasty, caramel, floral, slight apple and citrus?

T: Malt forward maibock, toasty, roasty, very little bitterness detected. Slight citrus detected.

M: Medium carb, dry, crisp, not as boozy as one would think.

O: Heavier gravity, but without a warming finish. The alcohol is well hidden behind a great balance. Bready without a boozy taste or warmth. Definitely one of my go to draft beers.

Zakk, Jun 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

WynnO, Jun 06, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Yellow with just a touch of haze and a 1.5 finger white head that dissipated quickly to a sheen on top, leaving good sheets of lace.

Yeasty with plenty of graininess, a little herbal or floral hops.

Taste is sweet and yeasty, herbal hops are light but notable and provide a bit of balance against the sweetness, along with some grain and bready flavors.

Body is pretty light and a bit slick, plentifully carbonated, and a bit warming from the alcohol. A sweet yeasty aftertaste lingers just a bit longer than I'd prefer, but it's still a pretty solid feel.

It's a pretty tasty beer overall, and a solid maibock.

AlCaponeJunior, Jun 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15%

crobinso, May 29, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Crystal clear; golden-copper color; one-finger of off-white head of bubbly foam. It left minimal lacing on the glass.

S - It smelled more fruity (cherry and currant) than expected, with hints of caramel and toffee, over a solid baked bread (malt) base.

T - Tasted nicely malty with a bit of fruit (mostly cherry). Slightly boozy, but not objectionable.

M - Very smooth; medium bodied; clean, semi-dry finish.

O - A fine, refreshing, high ABV dobblebock that drinks more like an imperial pils. 3.75

chinchill, May 28, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass

A: Clear golden with an big puffy off-white 2 finger head that stays...and stays. Curtain-y lacing.

S: Clean; citrus, malts, lemon.

T: Malty, smooth, rich. Bananas, bready. A light, lager start with more of an ale-like finish.

M: Light to medium, medium bodied, creamy.

O: A very different Abita offering. One of those "cutting the grass" session beers. Will do well in Mississippi when they bring it in July. This gator nibbles at your taste buds, then puts the chomp down for a decent Helles Bock. I bet it's even better on tap.

brewskifan55, May 26, 2012
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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,166 ratings.