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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3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at buck Finns- for a buck at happy hour u can't go wrong!

A-clear light amber golden with a hint of whitehead without staying power and no lacing

S-pils malt with just a hint of spicy bittering hops

T-similar to the aroma

M- very light for a beer of this abv. Carbonation is on the high side. Mouthfeel is very light. Bittering finish but fairly crisp.

O-nothing exciting here. The alcohol is well hidden and goes down fairly easy for a stronger beer. I'll give it a 3.5 just for that

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Looks like some Belgians I've had...slight hazy, pale gold. Not exactly cloudy, but enough stuff to make it almost opaque. The head is bright white and fluffy, but has no rentention.

Pilsner malts are the first thing that hits, but as it warms, the fruity esters start to come out. If I close my eyes, it's almost like there's some funky Belgian yeast. Lemon peel.

Pilsner malt and pepper dominate. There's subtle lemon notes, but the peppery flavor stomps it immediately.

Not an easy drinker, and that's probably the idea. It's hard to get past the bite of the pepper. A bit of alcohol in the finish.

It really tastes like a strong, peppery pilsner beer. Nothing strikes me as German, but ultimately, it's just too much spice to be a good beer. Has some good characteristics, but the mouthfeel just kills it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on tap at Barcade in Jersey City, NJ

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has an eighth of a finger tall white head that reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate amounts of malty sweetness with lighter notes of herbal hops. Slight hints of alcohol are present.

T: Light amounts of pale malts with some caramel sweetness upfront followed by lighter herbal hops that contribute very light hints of bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of alcohol heat in the finish.

O: A little too much alcohol is detectable in this beer for me and I do not feel like there is a good balance between the sweetness of the malts and the bitterness of the hops.

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

On-tap at Barcade, Jersey City, NJ

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a bit of lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. All of the bubbles eventually completely faded away.
S: The beer smells malty and thick and also has some notes of herbal hops in the aromas.
T: The taste is rather malty and spicy and also has a little bit of sweetness.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and a bit thick on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't that difficult to drink for the style because the alcohol isn't that prominent in the taste.

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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
3.51 out of 5 based on 1,602 ratings.
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