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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken on 9/7 at home:

A – light golden, yellow straw in color. Pours with a half finger of head on top which dissipates rather quickly into light lace on top.

S – Smells like Germany! Light malt, smells like a premium lager.

T – Smooth and crisp. A lot lighter than other traditional doppelbocks that I’ve had in the past.

M – Very light bodied with crispy carbonation.

O – Lighter than most but a very good Doppelbock. The alcohol is masked very nicely for such a light body. Full of malty goodness that drinks like a Helles Lager.


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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I found this to be an average beer , ok so Im a hillbilly from Arkansas , not sure how that lowers my rating ability , but this just didnt do it for me , the smell , the taste , the fullness of the beer just wasnt there for me. I like a lot of the beers out of LA, love all of the bayou tech stuff Ive tried , and most of the Abita , this one just wasnt special enough for 5 dollars for a 22oz bottle , and I also had to drive to Memphis to get it , so maybe that didnt help any , I mean I didnt drive over just for this , but picked it up with a batch of beers I wanted to try. Its ok , just not great

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On tap at Bier Academy in Canyon Country, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, sugar, and some fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty tasty and easy to drink.

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