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Andygator | Abita Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

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

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1/5  rDev -71.8%

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1/5  rDev -71.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This was horrendous. It was one of the few drain pours I have had in my beer drinking lifetime. Very rich flavor profile, yet thin mouth feel. Stomach turning sweetness. Cloyingly sweet. No presence of bitterness. Even the flavor of the malt had a bit of a funkiness to it that was very unpleasant. Noticeable booziness as well, which did not help this at all.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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1/5  rDev -71.8%

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1/5  rDev -71.8%

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1/5  rDev -71.8%

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1/5  rDev -71.8%

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1/5  rDev -71.8%

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1.18/5  rDev -66.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1.25/5  rDev -64.8%

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1.37/5  rDev -61.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Just another awful beer from Abita.

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1.37/5  rDev -61.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Yellow beer, no visible carbonation, looks nothing like a doppelbock. This is a malt liquor.

Smell is sweet adjuncts and vegetables.

Taste is sweetness and alcohol. Not complex and not pleasant.

Out of the bomber I choked down about half a pint before drainpouring the rest. A hideous beer.

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1.37/5  rDev -61.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Don't waste your money on this one. Abita usually makes a good quality beer, but this one is truly disappointing. Sent back, waiter told me I wasn't the first. Beer has a nasty smell and tastes as if the beer is still wort. Had three friends with me try it as well, and all agreed it's the worst beer they have ever tasted. Do not recommend.

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1.48/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a pint glass. I was looking forward to a this, as the bottle called it a "Dopplebock," and Abita's beer have been decent. Once I poured it and smelled it, the Andygaror was clearly not a dopplebock. The alcohol smell came through right away along with a strong and very unappealing grass odor. Carbonation was minimal. The taste was very unappealing: overly sweet and loaded with rice. An extremely sour aftertaste lasted for some time, and I continued to smell what seemed like old celery. Malt liquor qualities throughout, as it reminded me of a Milwaukee's Best but with twice the ABV.

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1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

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1.52/5  rDev -57.2%

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1.87/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

My least favorite abita. Had a good aroma. Did not like the thick almost slimy feel. The taste was almost a strong bitter amber , almost that this brew was crafted just for the strong alcohol content.

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1.99/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a two-finger white head. Decent retention and fairly nice lacing. Smells sugary sweet, grainy and a hint of alcohol. Off-putting. Taste is similar; sweetness that's really unmatched by anything else in the brew, making it fairly unbalanced. Grainy malt again, with some citric notes and alcohol. Mouthfeel is a bit on the watery side, but not horrible. It's like all of the negative characteristics that one can find in a cheap lager have been cranked up to 11. The worst beer Abita makes.

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2


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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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