Andygator | Abita Brewing Co.

AndygatorAndygator
BA SCORE
39%
Liked This Beer
3.55 w/ 1,613 ratings
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:
#38,858
Reviews:
452
Ratings:
1,613
Liked:
629
Avg:
3.55/5
pDev:
16.34%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
420
Trade:
0
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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

Photo of barnzy78
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, date stamp smudged. Thanks to my friend, Derek, for giving me a bottle to try. I had this a few years ago, but it's nice to revisit.
A - very thin off-white head quickly fades to a thin covering of foam atop a deep golden colored beer
S - sweet and malty nose with hints of toffee, light caramel, honey, slight fruitiness, and earthiness
T - very sweet and rich with notes of honey, pale malt, toffee, light caramel, apricot, grape/chardonnay, earthy hops
M - fuller body, alcohol is warming and a little boozy as it warms; finishes dry
O - wasn't a favorite of mine the first time I had it, and just a little better than I remember it being.

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Photo of armock
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HabaJohn
4.18/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigedal60
3.27/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tomsquarey
4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jk175d
3.96/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm compelled to review this beer after reading some of the remarks here. I think a lot of you have it wrong. There's nothing really IPA-like going on here. To me this resembles a Belgian or Belgian style dubbel. I didn't know what to expect with this beer but the color suggested it wasn't going to be a malty direction, the smell had me thinking Belgian so I was happy the taste backed that up. Abita'a description doesn't suggest that they were necessarily aiming for a Belgian dubbel, but imo they've got a pretty good one here :)

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

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

Photo of Robert_G
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Golden color. Don't know why they call it a 'dopplebock.' Smell: citrusy; Taste: Subtle sweetness and a delicious taste; Feel: not watery, has a nice ample feel; Overall: A delightful beer which I will order again; Other: High alcohol content. I had this on draught at Fish City Grille in Sugar Land, Texas. It went very well with the lemon shrimp salad I had.

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Photo of Acforster2
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbehlar
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Brewer101
3.02/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Seems like a typical IPA. If you like the IPA beer style then you may like this.

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Photo of puck1225
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I think this beer is a bit underrated. I poured it into a tulip glass from a 12oz bottle. Clear golden yellow color with a brief white head and decent lacing. Bready smell and taste with a little sweetness. An odd boozy bitterness but overall not bad.

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Photo of BeerCon5
3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 39% out of 100 with 1,613 ratings
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