Andygator | Abita Brewing Co.

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AndygatorAndygator
BEER INFO

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

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

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
Ranking:
#41,782
Reviews:
462
Ratings:
1,663
pDev:
16.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 1,663 |  Reviews: 462
Photo of EricCFrantz
3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sperigo
4.41/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer I thought I would try it and actually surprised me. A high gravity german style helles dopplebock
that goes down smooth.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal clear; deep gold in color; 1+ finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; very little lacing;

S: more grass and apple than anything else;

T: toast up front, mixing with apple from the middle through the finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish ; ABV is smooth and warming;

O: beer was relatively fresh; I was disappointed in the lack of any significant malt character;

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Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Charles_Basch
2.37/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Looks fine, gold with no head.
Smell is sweet and metallic.
Taste, straight up malt liquor.
Feel... Just like drinking an average beer, moderately carbonated.
I wasn't impressed, the alcohol content will get me through this ordeal.

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

Photo of Mojopin88
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RCDawg
3.22/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It was drinkable but definitely not loveable or memorable. Tried it with food and it made my food sad.

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Photo of Awal2044
4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Turbo
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

L) Pours a crisp amber color with a strong white head.

S) The smell is very grainy, with slight notes of straw and a distinct sweetness.

T) The taste is a very clean, malt-forward, and grainy. The hops are actually distinct, and the floral/resin notes make a good companion to the fairly sweet profile.

F) The brew has a medium-high carbonation, and somewhat chewy mouthfeel. It lingers.

O) A solid strong Maibock. Paired with some cream of chicken soup and mashed potatoes. Wonderful comfort food companion.

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

Photo of Shawn28art
4.3/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Figit
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

An easy drinker, never would have guessed the ABV. Not the worlds most complex brew, but good for what it's supposed to be. The fruit has me confused... It's not cranberry or raspberry...is this mayhaw fruit that I taste?

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

Photo of Achellman13
3.82/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MGoeltz
3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hardrock209
3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheFlea1
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L-Poors a straw gold with a slight amberish tint. Small pretty much lacy head.
S- Slight stone fruit as well as grape, slightly sour, sweet hops, malt, and bread-y yeast combine for a solid nose.
T- Bitter hops that are covered up by a malty, bready yeast flavor. Sweet, but not much else to the flavor. Maybe a little biscuit and a slight hop flavor.
F- Medium carbonation, slightly thick (medium bodied), a bit sticky and but dry to the tongue on the finish.
O- Good lager with a decent foothold on the style. It's a pretty interesting beer and it's definitely a good sipper. I can't really say much else though. It's a little one demential to be honest. It's in no way bad, it's actually a very good beer. Just nothing special honestly.

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

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 1,663 ratings