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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,243
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 16.38%
Wants: 26
Gots: 137 | 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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4/5  rDev +13%

fortheunheard, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13%

DrNo, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of sloescher
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured with a golden color with great head that settles down into a thin layer.

S: Can smell the hops almost immediately, although not overwhelming. Ends with a sweeter smell.

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.

M: Carbonation was perfect. Very light mouthfeel.

O: Overall a very good beer. Served on tap at a Jacksonville Pizza restaurant, and I was very pleased. Others at the table enjoyed it as well. Served in smaller glasses, which was a benefit since it's stronger than it tastes.

sloescher, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Daktyls
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy golden-yellow color with a one finger foamy head that dissipates to a fine ring around the outside edge of the glass.

S: Malty and yeasty with a slight undertone of earthy hops, overall, not particularly much going on.

T: Much like the nose, not a whole lot going on, predominantly malts and yeasty with a little amount of hops, a bit of sweetness as well, but other than that, not a whole lot else going on.

M: Light body with a light amount of carbonation, somewhat refreshing on the tongue yet light.

O: Overall, definitely one of the lighter beers, I can see why this would make an excellent spring welcome beer, but other than that, a very light beer that hides the alcohol very well.

Daktyls, Jan 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Stoffel, Dec 31, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

caedmon2, Dec 30, 2011
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1/5  rDev -71.8%

MyTBeerDrinker, Dec 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

ajs4bd, Dec 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear gold with a thin white mousse. There's nothing really interesting about this one's appearance.

S: Aromas of straw, grassy hops, butter, and caramel are evident on the nose. This smells a little off-it reminds me of neither a helles bock nor a doppelbock.

T: Notes of straw, damp hay, minerals, lemon, butter, cream, caramel, and grass gently swirl across the palate. The finish is sweet and smooth with pronounced notes of caramel, lemon, and cream.

M: Full bodied and relatively dry. Carbonation is relatively crisp. There is a slight alcoholic warmth here that is not entirely unpleasant.

O: In my opinion, this is a very average lager. Maibock is not my favorite style anyway, but to me, this is a strictly mediocre offering. This is one I will probably pass on in the future.

mrfrancis, Dec 26, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

TexAggie011, Dec 26, 2011
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2/5  rDev -43.5%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Amp, Dec 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ZinFanDave, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

greenbeer29, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

jeff430, Dec 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

duff247, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

xxcarpxx, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

arkansastroy, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

THECPJ, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

mdbailey00, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Tearik
4.18/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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 -15.3%

SnatchyMcPants, Dec 10, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

ROGUE16, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

BigSwampNig, Dec 07, 2011
Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,243 ratings.