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Andygator - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,131
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.91%
Wants: 21
Gots: 89 | 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 sommersb


3.88/5  rDev +10.2%

Tasted On: 06-20-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Willi Becher
Purchased: Single from The Bottle Shop, Franklin

Appearance: Pours clear, with a pale orange/golden color. The head is pretty huge and shows very good lace and excellent retention.

Smell: Sweet and malty, with aromas of breads and caramel. Simple yet very pleasing to the nose.

Taste: A sweet beer, with big caramel malt flavors. Also has some oak character. The hops are earthy and spicy, but not very bitter. I also get a nice warming of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Moderately carbonated on a medium body. The finish is somewhat sweet with some spiciness and earthy notes.

Overall: A very well-executed beer. One of the better ones from Abita, I'd recommend it.

06-21-2013 02:10:31 | More by sommersb
Photo of Yeti1979


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-16-2014 01:39:34 | More by Yeti1979
Photo of BB1313


3.7/5  rDev +5.1%

Best by 5/27/14. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a transparent bright golden with a fluffy eggshell white head that eventually fades leaving nice lacing and retention. Great color. The aromas are full of malts and grains. There's some hints of pear and green apple. The flavors are sharp and crisp. There's an earthy bitterness to this one. Lots of grass too. I'm picking up some lemon too. Some malts. More grains. Very refreshing. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is great. It's on the lighter side of full-bodied with active carbonation. It's very creamy and fluffy. Very smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This was an enjoyable experience. It's very crisp and refreshing. Well crafted. I would enjoy something like this in the summer.

02-07-2014 00:33:53 | More by BB1313
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-06-2012 14:38:30 | More by JVan
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-21-2014 03:18:39 | More by stortore
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-17-2013 23:59:47 | More by abex44
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

11-15-2011 03:38:42 | More by IpeeA
Photo of dbossman


3.6/5  rDev +2.3%

A: Clear and golden with a bubbly head and decent lacing

S: Grainy malts up front; not a lot going on besides the earthy straw grains and a subtle buttery quality

T: Buttery and grainy like the aroma would indicate; alcohol is subtle; a splash of hops on the front of the mouth

F: A bit of a strange film left as it goes down the throat

D: A pretty good little bock with decent long term drinkability

05-16-2010 19:11:04 | More by dbossman
Photo of Tballz420


3.63/5  rDev +3.1%

Fairly hazy gold color brew. Very large white head, pretty foamy with a few bubbles. Got that sweet, biscuity malt scent.

Im noticing some confusing on what kind of style this is, its called helles doppelbock on the bottle. I would put it pretty close to a maibock. I dont think it fits squarely into that cat, but its close.

That said, there is something deficient on the taste. I like the direction, but it seems a little thin. I dunno...

04-20-2011 04:58:08 | More by Tballz420
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

01-01-2014 16:26:40 | More by rudabegga9
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

03-08-2014 09:58:57 | More by Karibourgeois
Photo of Stigs


3.55/5  rDev +0.9%

12oz pour in a mini-snifter

A - light gold in color, minimal loose bubbly white foam leaving minimal spotty lacing behind.

S - not much here, some faint toasted and buttery malts, earthy hops, and over-ripened fruit.

T - mostly sweet dominated by honey, dark fruits, grains, toasted malts and some grain alcohol.

M - light bodied with nice crisp carbonation. finishes dry and a little sticky. lingering grassy hops and sweet fruits.

D - this wasnt what i ordered but was given by mistake (albeit for free). i'm never one to turn down a free beverage but about 3/4 of the way through i had enough, not because i overly disliked it, just because it became a bit boring.

07-05-2010 02:15:31 | More by Stigs
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-24-2014 23:10:38 | More by NYR_Rob
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

02-03-2013 06:18:20 | More by kingmaker
Photo of Kromes


3.43/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours a crystal clear golden color with a fluffy white head. Nice lacing down the glass. A sweet yeast/malt, clove, hop aroma. There are some fruit notes in the aroma also. The taste is sweet, somewhat toffee malts with a warming alcohol flavor and feel. There are slight earthy hops and bitterness in the finish. The bitterness lasts quite a while. A little bit of peppery spice in the finish. Mouthfeel is a little thick and drinkability is ok.

05-22-2009 21:04:32 | More by Kromes
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3.08/5  rDev -12.5%

22 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a nice clear golden color with visible carbonation. It has a big white head, pretty foamy, but with decent retention. Certainly looks "Helles".

Smell: Musty aroma with vague hints of sweeter malt undertones. Not much to go on here, and not very inspiring.

Taste: The flavor is sweet throughout (though not too excessive), starting at "just sweet" (with perhaps a hint of malt), to sweetness with grains, and then some spicy notes in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied; generally smooth and with mild carbonation.

Drinkability: Strong ABV but it isn't really apparent in the taste. However, the sweetness is a bit too lingering and gets to be a bit much.

Supposed to be a Helles Doppelbock, but not really sure if it is even between those styles. That spicy German hop character comes out a bit in the aftertaste, but it doesn't have that sweet malt flavor - the sweetness in a way seems almost artificial. Fun to try, but I doubt I'll be picking this up again.

07-22-2010 23:53:13 | More by mithrascruor
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-21-2013 05:34:13 | More by bmjivi221
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-03-2013 18:05:56 | More by deadliest
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

02-19-2013 00:11:43 | More by eulerthegrape
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-16-2014 05:26:23 | More by BKotch
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

02-14-2013 19:50:28 | More by HamGlade10
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

04-28-2014 15:36:24 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-24-2012 18:19:34 | More by CWhite
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-12-2014 17:18:25 | More by braican
Photo of EagleTalon


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Pours out to a thick white head that is creamy and lasting with moderate lacing. Color is golden amber. Aroma is grainy and boozy with a touch of noble hop aroma. There is not much complexity to hide the 8 % abv. Flavor is sweet malt, sweet alcohol and a hint of noble hops. There is an imbalance toward sweet flavors, but for such a high gravity this is expected for the style. Mouthfeel is medium and very smooth. Overall, this is a boozy, easy-sipping, high falutin' malt liquor with no off flavors or roughness. It does lack complexity but I like it.

01-04-2014 02:12:53 | More by EagleTalon
Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 1,131 ratings.