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:
#41,542
Reviews:
460
Ratings:
1,658
pDev:
16.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,658 |  Reviews: 460
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

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

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

Photo of zubeala
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I visited Berlin a couple of years ago and fell in love with Augustiner Helles. I tasted 21 beers in 21 days while there, and it was my favorite. AndyGator is the closest thing I have tasted in the states. 'Helles' means 'light-colored', and AndyGator lives up to that standard. Pale gold, bright and effervescent, I think tastes more of a lager than a bock. Breadiness and light malts are balanced by just a touch of hop bitterness. The alcohol content is high but not a factor in the taste. This is a dangerous brew...easy to drink but packs a kick.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of fhowe523
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 1,658 ratings