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
Ratings:
1,601
Reviews:
449
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
16.52%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
410
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,601 |  Reviews: 449
Photo of brocktune
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle,into a Funky Buddha snifter.Best by 06/17/17.

Creamy white head that stands 2 fingers tall with good retention and sticky lacing.Deep golden colored body with a slight amber hue,and very good clarity.Low on carbonation.

On the nose I get sweet malts,wheat,sweet corn,and some hints of white grapes.Also getting some yeast and slight hints of piney hops.

The palate follows the nose with sweet corn,wheat,and sweet malts up front,some piney and floral hops in the middle,and white grapes with some earthy malt on the back end.Flavors of wheat are pretty consistent throughout the sip.Small hints of alcohol on the back end.

The mouth feel is thin yet sticky,with a slightly dry yet smooth finished.Moderate amount of oxidation on the tongue.

This is a pretty solid beer,not something I would look for but not something I would turn down either.

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Photo of PatGreer
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very malty, slightly hoppy, and slightly citrusy. First maibock so I have nothing to compare it to, but I did enjoy it. Went well with the red beans and rice I ate since it was a lighter flavor.

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Photo of Fusebuddy
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DesertFox24
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satorn
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GFD400
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of token_23223
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrivewayLegend
4.51/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This one of my favorite beers. It is a great tasting Helles Lager with a well-rounded body. When poured, the head is very healthy but not overwhelming .

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Photo of Jodio
3.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of speedlimit7
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trperry
4.23/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toti1972
2.97/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Corburk
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of S-Taylor
2.7/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mdodge8837
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chef_Paul
3.14/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MinerBob
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy gold color with a good head. A good beer smell with fruity notes. A good but not great taste. It is smooth with an easy swallow and almost no aftertaste.

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Photo of Beersnake1
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a golden yellow with good (but not overwhelming) carbonation. Smell is sweet with some citrus. Taste follows the nose - very sweet and syrupy. A bit of ginger. Not a huge fan. Taste quite watered down and just OK. Mouthfeel is thin. Overall, it's fine but not worth the $3.

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Photo of nmann08
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of beerguy04
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a clear golden color with a half finger head. Smelled pretty grainy. Taste is grainy and malty. Very watered down. Mouthfeel is watery. Overall, I felt the beer was watered down and I had trouble picking any real flavors. It was a meh beer to me.

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Photo of BalancingBrooms
2.95/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ealanjones
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
3.51 out of 5 based on 1,601 ratings.
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