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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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1,046 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,046
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 16.24%
Wants: 17
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  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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tdatt43

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

06-02-2014 22:45:45 | More by tdatt43
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rspauldi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-02-2014 03:08:49 | More by rspauldi
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MisterTwitchy

Arkansas

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

05-31-2014 19:02:04 | More by MisterTwitchy
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astronautjones

Michigan

3/5  rDev -14.5%

05-29-2014 23:59:53 | More by astronautjones
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ADZA

Australia

3.39/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sampled this at a tasting and even though it's no dopplebock ended up getting a bottle and it pours a crystal golden hue with a creamy one finger head and lacing here and there,the aroma is very sweet and malty with a subtle background aroma of herbal earthy hops,the feel is medium bodied with soft carbonation and the tastes are pretty much what you smell it's a big malty sweet drop but finishes evened out with a soft bitterness from the herbal earthy hops and overall if your after a true dopplebock it's not for you as it screams more otcoberfest/helles to me but if your after a sessionable malty golden lightly hopped ale with a decent ABV then yeah give it a crack cheers.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 05:59:02 | More by ADZA
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Johnny_Duck

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-29-2014 02:41:24 | More by Johnny_Duck
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-28-2014 23:02:37 | More by lupercmda
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BillBabbitt

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very significant pale white head on the initial pour. The initial aroma was surprisingly intense with a sweet, fruity, floral character. It didn't strike me as a typical Helles Doppelbock, but I very much enjoyed this beer. While I am more of an IPA hop-head, this is a nice, light summer beer that I will buy again. After I finished the beer, I noticed it was 8.0% ABV which came as a big surprise. It drank more like a nice 5.0% session beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 21:58:56 | More by BillBabbitt
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kew

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-28-2014 02:49:31 | More by kew
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-27-2014 14:57:53 | More by djrn2
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.5%

05-26-2014 23:17:35 | More by Latarnik
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gatorlove

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

05-26-2014 15:43:10 | More by gatorlove
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cdwil

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-26-2014 13:12:19 | More by cdwil
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-26-2014 01:55:34 | More by dpgoblejr
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Amerikon

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-26-2014 01:32:44 | More by Amerikon
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.06/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a finger of head on a clear straw colored body.
The aroma is an interesting wet hay and grain in a barn mixture.
The taste is quite grainy, a solid sweet note running through it all. Some apples and a little orange.
The texture is softer with moderate carbonation.
It's a little too sweet for me, interesting though.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 21:47:38 | More by Fatehunter
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-24-2014 19:08:31 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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Arge40


4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

05-24-2014 01:34:21 | More by Arge40
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.86/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden color. The head is one finger high, with a white shade. Its texture is quite soft and its retention isn't half bad. As it recedes, it leaves behind a bit of lacing.

S: Almost like a big pilsner in a way. There's a nice combination of sweet, crackery malts and noble hops. What I don't like, though, is the hefty diacetyl note hiding behind the two. A little bit is a good thing, but there's too much here. Otherwise it's an okay nose.

T: At first, I'm getting some of the noble hops, while it finishes with a one-two combination of sweet, white wine like fruitiness and diacetyl. The more I drink, the sweeter it gets. It has a respectable bitterness, but it just doesn't seem to fully balance the levels of sugar/diacetyl that well. It's messy and low on flavor at the same time - and that is NOT a good combination.

M: Quite a light feeling beer - aside from a mild alcohol prickle, it's hard to tell this 8%. But as it gets sweeter, it becomes a bit harder to drink. It's still never really a chore, though (in spite of the mediocre flavor profile). Carbonation cuts through the body well.

O: This does one thing really well: it drinks easier than an 8% beer should. But apart from a mild booze presence, it tastes lighter than an 8% beer should. Even worse, it doesn't seem fully in balance. I'd never refuse one, I just wouldn't buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 19:59:29 | More by ThisWangsChung
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jimbodude5

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-21-2014 23:12:38 | More by jimbodude5
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beerguy23

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14%

05-21-2014 03:32:26 | More by beerguy23
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -14.5%

05-20-2014 00:24:51 | More by KevMo84
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bmurray10

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-19-2014 21:00:32 | More by bmurray10
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pkalix

California

2.71/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

thin, yellow. over abv'ed.... this is NOT a dopplebock by any stretch....
I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, but I suppose it WOULD be better than a fourloco or whatever that crap is....
I had heard a lot about this one, and wanted to try it because I love doppelbocks, but this doesn't do anything for me at all....

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 20:35:44 | More by pkalix
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bens0n

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-18-2014 20:09:50 | More by bens0n
Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,046 ratings.