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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,158
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.86%
Wants: 22
Gots: 98 | 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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4.18/5  rDev +18.4%

A: Golden in color, maybe a little honey colored . Poured with a great head that settles down into a thin lingering layer. Perfect

S: Opens with a plantlike smell from the hops and finishes sweetly.

T: Not nearly as sweet as it smells. You get a bit of bitterness from the hops and a little bit of a sweet finish. Once you're done drinking it, its done with you, you won't be tasting this an hour later.

M: Carbonation is perfect, mouthfeel is a little sticky though.

D: Great beer from Abita, without looking it up you'd never know its 8% which can be a blessing or a curse. If I had a steady supply of this it would be a regular in my fridge.

Serving type: growler

Tearik, Dec 10, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

BigSwampNig, Dec 07, 2011
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3.13/5  rDev -11.3%

Pale yellow with little white lacing. Looks similar to a pale ale. By the look of the beer, I think they misused the term Doppelbock.

It definitely smells like a bock, and wonderfully so - lots of buttery, carmely, German maltiness in the nose and, suprisingly, not too much booze.

The taste is rather empty. There are some good malty flavors, but they're too light and all seem to gravitate around the alcohol. It's almost the opposite of the smell.

For being relatively light bodied, this beer needs more carbonation.

musicman575, Dec 05, 2011
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2.98/5  rDev -15.6%

Thanks to my NOLA cousin ZBellino for this trade!

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a pilsner glass. Pours a clear golden yellow with decent carbonation and a three finger head comprised of tons of little bubbles that slowly reduces.

Smells sweet and malty, with hints of leather, corn husks, creamed barleym, and lemon.

Taste is full, sweet and malty, almosty cloyingly so. Orange blossom, rose water, even Karo syrup are present in this sweet malted taste. Hints of alcohol, herby greens, and a mildly dry finish begin to meld better as you get further in to the beer.

Medium to full bodied, there's enough alcohol in here to start to numb the tongue and warm the belly. A dry, tacky aftertaste coats the tongue.

Abita's answer to the 40 ouncer? This has an almost malt-liquor taste to it, with tons of sweet malt and alcohol. Honestly, probably not Abita's best effort. I wouldn't rush out looknig for this one anytime soon.

TheHoppiest, Dec 01, 2011
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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,158 ratings.