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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,236
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 16.38%
Wants: 25
Gots: 132 | 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 BeersCriteria
2.95/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a pale yellow color with a white head.

S- Malty nose, that's about it, hahaha.

T- The taste was nothing complex, just your simple lager with a small orange peel hop finish, some caramel malts and a nutty finish taste. It’s just a plain beer but it’d be good on a hot summer day.

Food Pairing- Chips and Salsa

BeersCriteria, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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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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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

More transfer from my recent Abita session in the tasting notebook...

Looks honey golden in color, I accidentally chill-hazed it a bit, so I let it breathe a while in the tulip glass to warm up. Two fingers of foam that falls apart in less than a minute, no lacing left behind. Medium body with really nice carbonation, just a touch of stickiness to the body. Nice floral scent overlaid with mild generic fruit esters, some caramel malt appears in the nose once it gets good and warmed up to room temperature. Taste is semi-sweet, the generic esters on the nose come into focus as restrained pear tones garnished with herbal hopping notes. Overall a nice, tasty Maibock, hides the alcohol rather well, nothing really wrong with it, but not really very distinctive from similar offerings either. (maybe the high ABV counts as being distinctive?)

WastingFreetime, Nov 09, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden clear color, half fingef bubbly head that settles to a thin bubbly layer that lingers well. Minal lacing

S: Slight hoppy floral and sweet sublte fruity scent

T: Not overly sweet as I may have thought from the scent Great balance of hoppy sweet ness and bitterness. Not much of a lingering aftertaste.

M: Good cabonation and balance.

D: Decent beer, never felt the 8% which can be good or bad! I would try it again but nothing too special going on here.

Serving type: bottle poured into perfect pint 6.99 1pt6oz

OleJohnnieAle, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of DrDemento456
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pretty sweet honey amber with a half inch of head which turns to a slightly sticky lace ring.

S - Has a bit of caramel from the dopplebock side with some lager yeast tone and honey sweetness.

T - Slightly sweet with a bit of hop bitterness. Has a good bit of sweetness from a honey or caramel which is enjoyably. Simple yet tasty.

M - Has a pretty good medium body but no ABV burn or taste.

Overall this is a very solid Imperial Helles lager (in my eyes) with sweet dopplebock tones. Most affordable at only 5 dollars so give it a try!

DrDemento456, Oct 26, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On draught at the Richmond Arms, served in an imperial pint, Andygator is gold with a white head that leaves decent lace.

Smell is sweet, honey malt, not too strong.

Taste is pretty simple, it's a bit on the sweet side but not cloyingly so, some diacetyl for sure, butterscotch.

Mouthfeel is on the dry side, lighter then I expected for the gravity.

Drinkability is okay, it's smooth and goes down with ease. The diacetyl is an obvious flaw, but it actual provides some otherwise absent complexity.

ccrida, Sep 14, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this from a tumbler...

Pours a pale golden yellow with a thick foamy white head. It smells of apple and caramel, slightly tart, with hints of citrus and honey. The taste is sweet and fruity with pear and apple. There is a hint of honey, alcohol and bready malt. It's medium bodied and smooth with low carbonation and a slightly dry finish, This is an interesting dopplebock, it's fruity and not as malt driven as others but it is an enjoyable brew.

JMad, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of TigerFan
4.33/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I remember "back in the day" when this beer came out, once again, Abita was an innovator in the Micro-brew industry (that wasn't even an industry yet back then, lol). I still love it and am glad I can now find it on the West Coast! It has a nice golden/amber color and is both malty and hoppy in flavor, but not overpowering on either account. Very well balanced. It is very easy to drink for a high alcohol beer!

TigerFan, Aug 30, 2011
Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,236 ratings.