Andygator | Abita Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: German Maibock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-01-2003

BEER STATS
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#37,803
Reviews:
469
Ratings:
1,696
pDev:
16.06%
 
 
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Photo of Korbynlehr
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Initially thought I had bought an ipa. Isn’t an ipa. First maibock ever. Very clear on pour. Head went away quickly. Nose is bready almost like a sweet biscuit. Taste is very light and crisp. Good beer.

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Photo of redsoxjim
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.21/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boba_Booey
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spectru
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A slightly cloudy golden color, The white head is subdued and recedes to no head at all; Not much aroma; the mouthfeel is briskly carbonated; The flavor is robust and full-bodied, Quite good. I liked it. I'd drink it again

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Photo of smcbeth
4.21/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FBarber
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark golden color. Crystal clear. Thin white head dissipates steadily leaving a thin head.

Aroma has notes of sweet bready malts. Some toasted fresh bread, and a hint of sweet corn (hmm.). There is a faint whiff of spicy earthy hops, but the malts are predominant.

Taste is interesting - its like a monster pilsner. You've got a strong pilsner malt backbone with some herbal flowery hops coming through. Definite spiciness is noted in the flavor. Bready malts along with some sweetness throughout. I do get that sweet corn that I got on the nose also on the flavor - but its not super strong. Some strong alcoholic notes come through on the back end. Somewhat sweet, but it does have a drier finish that cuts down on the overall sweetness.

Feel is medium bodied. Vivacious carbonation. Semi-dry finish with a touch of alcohol burn.

Overall this is an interesting beer - its like the DIPA of lagers for lager drinkers. Not sure its a beer Id really drink again, but it was well worth having.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.39/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickles
3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

not a bad beer but definitely not worth the $10 price tag

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap in a snifter at Consume.

After years of seeing this stuff in bottles on local shelves and not giving it a go (despite the relatively low price), I figured it's finally time. It pours a clear amber-brass topped by a finger or so of slightly off-white foam. The nose comprises sweet flowers, white bread, very faint booze, and a smattering of grassy hops. The taste brings in more of the same, with a strong vein of something akin to buttercream in there for good measure. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a relatively smooth feel. Overall, a nice little helles bock, but there isn't all that much character to it.

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Photo of Welcome_Oblivion
3.96/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tgdavis
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbl_delta
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a nice gold color with a decent off-white head. Initial impression is understated citrus hops, with a hint of pine and maybe caramel. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Alcohol is not particularly well hidden. Finish is smooth and a little boozy. OK but not at all remarkable.

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Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaten454
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robotic_being
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PuffySAJ
4.07/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SoulxDD
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beer is great, kind of a weird taste at first but the 8.0 ABV quickly makes up for it. Definitely worth a try and great for parties or just hanging around the house on a weekend, just dont plan to do much afterwards if you have more than two . haha

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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 1,696 ratings