Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,273
Reviews: 394
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 16.38%
Wants: 27
Gots: 148 | 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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Photo of azorie
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was surprised to see this for $2.50 a shaker PINT at the Ritz, Jax Beach but that is a deal.

A: Gold and yellow in color not cloudy, had a 1/4 head as it was served in a chilled glass, what can you say its a bar. Some fair lacing, I let it warm a lot.

S: Very malty, not sure how this can be a Helles book and Maibock. The hops nose was there, but very mild. The malt is what I get mostly, it seems balanced. I detected the yeast, you get a almost grape like hint as it warm near 55 or so. Grain and cereal presence is there.

T: yumm, nice beer. Very malt forward but almost balanced, its not perfect but its the best I had yet from Abita, long lasting malt cereal front end, and a hint of hops. No booze taste at all in a 8%. Light sweet, slightly bitter easy drinking beer.

M: Smooth. Medium Carbonation. Creamy. dry finish, reminds me of weak tripel.

O: I thought it was a very good beer. So glad this was on tap at a NON BEER PUB, its was in a normal pint glass for $2.50 a pop during happy hour, YOU CANNOT BEAT THAT...

So it goes to show you, other places that serve half pours are fucking rips off I always knew they were.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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.

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.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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1/5  rDev -71.8%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of mrfrancis
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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2/5  rDev -43.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,273 ratings.