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:
1,599
Reviews:
449
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
16.52%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
409
For Trade:
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Photo of Tomsquarey
4.15/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jk175d
3.96/5  rDev +12.8%
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 +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Robert_G
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
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 +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbehlar
2.93/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Brewer101
3.02/5  rDev -14%
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 +4.8%
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 -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tec602
2.96/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I love beer advocate. (And beer) But I had to sign up to review this one after trying it. Im a fan of extra hoppy ipa's and dark malty beers, but this one just hit a middle ground for me that was sort of boring for my tastes. Im not familiar with the beer style but I have to say steer away unless this is one of your favorite styles. ABITA makes great beer! This one was not for me.

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Photo of cburnham
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Heat
5/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Branlott42
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zach_960
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roco82
4.09/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BJB13
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Swung by a grocery store and made my own six pack while down in New Orleans. Can find Abita everywhere. Pours a bright clear golden color with plenty of head and lacing. Smell is pleasant, and initial taste is surprisingly smooth with a little bitterness that finishes quite smooth. Definately gotta find more this summer

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Photo of Beerwithoutallthehops
1.51/5  rDev -57%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Was looking forward to another offering from Abita. They have a nice Octoberfest.

This "helles" is nothing to write home about.

Too hoppy, no full flavor and IMHO - no good.

Sorry.

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Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GLBClover85
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First beer I've had of the style..not sure what to think. Nothing special to me the malt profile stands out..thin bodied easily drinkable. For being 8% you could easily session these as the booze is well masked

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Photo of Jerid
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D1noB
3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nothing special, it has a grain/malt front that fades

Taste Rating in Words: You enter a gift store and put a king cap on, it's the illusion of special and then it fades, you realize you're standing in the store with a new case of head lice. . . But you still look smashing.

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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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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
3.51 out of 5 based on 1,599 ratings.
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