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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,284
Reviews: 399
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 16.38%
Wants: 29
Gots: 158 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-01-2003

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
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3.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a clear gold color with two fingers of rich white head.

Malty and lightly sour aroma with cracker and sweetened cereal.

Quite sweet with candy sugar, cinnamon and floral notes with caramel malts at the end. The 8% abv. is well hidden.

Light-to-medium bodied and slightly dry with a moderate carbonation.

A bit too sweet for me but still pretty decent.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes:

Poured into thistle glass.

P: Poured clear golden color with streaming bubbles racing to the top. A full 2 finger of white head with good retention.

S: First whiff is straight cinnamon toast crunch, followed by semi sweet pears, malt, yeast, and floral hop goodness. Alcohol is evident but not overpowering.

T/M: A sloshy salty, lightly tart batch of pears, apples, green grapes and well balanced carbonation. Finishes with a slight peppered cotton mouth feel. Alcohol becomes head if the class once it warms.

O: Nice and refreshing, mellow bouquet of fruit flavors and a smooth yet boozy finish. Nice summer beer which I will probably revisit then.

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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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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.

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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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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,284 ratings.