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Andygator | Abita Brewing Co.

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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:
#39,819
Reviews:
455
Ratings:
1,626
pDev:
16.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of McHenry
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VulturesInWolfsburg
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RAFH
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chicagoish
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vainosuomi
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: fairly clear straw, frothy white head with a tinge of yellow
Smell: light nose, mostly hops and a hint of some sweet fruity malt
Taste: sweet honey and fruit (apricot?) up front, followed by floral or herbal hops. Fairly sweet but with a dry, somewhat bitter, and slightly boozy finish, but not very boozy overall for an 8%
Feel: good carbonation, medium+ body, warm, full

Overall a solid beer. Lots of developed, full flavors and a pleasant feel.

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Photo of OriginalWayOut
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALLMUCH
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ALHOPLOVER
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Retroman40
2.12/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Poured a nice yellow color with a thin fleeting white head. Very fruity smell. Taste is very sweet with not much in the way of malt or hops. Thin mouthfeel and low carbonation level. Overall I felt like this beer was closer to Hurricane High Gravity than anything else. If I want HHG I can get it for a lot less than this one.

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4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of my new go-to beers.

Big, fruity flavor and quite malty. Not much of a hop kick which is good for me. And the 8% abv is nice too. The feel is great, it's a nice rich beer without being too heavy. And the price in Nashville is decent. Glad I found this.

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Photo of 88caprice
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Overall: I've had helles and dopple, but not both at once. Good brew. Hard to describe.

A medium golden color. Thin white head. Clear. Mild aroma. Smells like lager funk. Tastes the same with a pils-like hop bitterness. Little noticeable alcohol, but it warms you up. Feels sticky.

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Photo of dazedman
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewb4hoes
2.2/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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

Photo of mattjp03
2.85/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teromous
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the neck of the bottle in large yellow font: "BEST BY 12/13/17"
This is a 12 oz bottle.

Appearance: The beer has pretty good clarity with only the slightest haze. The body is a nice gold color. The head is small and white with very good retention and spotty lacing.

Aroma: The beer has a nice, light noble hop aroma with a sweet grain scent. While drinking the beer there is a stronger retronasal grain aroma which lends more of a sweet honey aroma and flavor at the end.

Taste: Up front there is an herbal tea-like hoppy flavor that carries all the way through and gives the beer a bitter finish. There is a bit of a sweet honey finish to the beer. Largely it has this big herbal flavor. The beer has a nice full flavor to it. One notable aspect of the beer is that at "8.0% ALC. BY VOL." (as indicated by the label) it has no real alcohol aroma or flavor.

Mouthfeel: It has good bitterness with a touch of a sweet finish.

Overall: The beer is nice and full flavored. At times it can feel a bit rough around the edges where the bitterness of the hops and the sweetness of the grain don't quite mesh but overall it is still a nice and enjoyable beer. The highlights of the beer include its bold flavors and its ability to hide the alcohol very well. I would drink it again and I would recommend it. It's not the kind of beer that will knock your socks off but it is very well made and full of flavor.

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Photo of Dface
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ntanner83
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of billybob
3.19/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Greasy
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lcollins0914
4.14/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ImperialTony
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clarity was surprising. Smell was sweet and a little bready. I agree with a past review and think the flavor more resembles a Belgian dubbel. It definitely has the look and head of a helles. I don't see anything bock about this beer. All around decent beer. I got it in a six pack so I will enjoy another soon.

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Photo of Beersplosion
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 1,626 ratings
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