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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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1,157 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,157
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.86%
Wants: 22
Gots: 97 | 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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3.7/5  rDev +4.8%

JayNat, Aug 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

An excellent, affordable doppelbock. I strongly recommend.

TheStBernard, Aug 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

love this beer, one of my all time favorites!

itchygirl, Aug 27, 2014
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jbfarris, Aug 26, 2014
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JudgeHopner, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

"Andygator is a fearsome beast. Don't let his toothy grin, slightly sweet flavor and subtle fruit aroma fool you: this cold-blooded creatures is a Helles Doppelbock that can sneak up on you. Sip, don't gulp and taste the wild of Abita Andygator." Brewed in the style of a German Helles Doppelbock, this beer is available in 12 oz. 6 packs and on draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 47º Fahrenheit.

Pours a crisp creamy foam head of a buttery white tone over a golden amber body with high clarity, minimal haze and sediment and ample, sporadic carbonation. Retention is good, lacing is light and streaked. The aroma yields notes of clean bready and pale malts, mellow herbal hop with a subtle aromatic bitterness, and a moderate potency of unfermented white grapes with a mild sweetness. The flavor is very similar with white grape juice up front, transitioning to a mildly hopped earthy finish over a clean and light pale malt body with a touch of bread for body. Expect a faint touch of fall spice on the finish. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy, slick and oily, a touch acidic with an assertive carbonation that makes for a spritely mouthfeel. The body is shy of medium for the style, medium overall. Balance is mildly in favor of tart, acidic flavors over sweetness, and the alcohol presence is mild with no notable off characters. Andygator is a little less menacing than it appears to be, and although it is arguably one of Abita's finest achievements, its flavor range is fairly limited and simple, making for a tasty, but predictable flavored German style lager with a bit too much alcohol in tow to enjoy multiple drinks of. I recommend a cautious investment of one 12 oz. bottle to start.

Abita Brewing Co.'s
Andygator Helles Doppelbock
3.5/5.00

Jadjunk, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Dont let the color fool you. Complex flavor of a good bock beer that tingles all of your taste buds. Good slice of bread.

ponpokapon, Aug 18, 2014
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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,157 ratings.