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:
1,596
Reviews:
447
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
16.52%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
403
For Trade:
0
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Photo of JMUduke
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dawardster
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toothirsty
3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Peleugene
3.89/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GeauxAbita
3.96/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This was a doppelbock? It looked and tasted like a belgian golden, maybe. Some grape and raisin flavors. Poured a nice deep orange color. Slight alcohol. On tap at Depeaux, the new spot in the Decatur train station. The setting was better than the beer. A little disappointing and definitely not reminiscient of a doppelbock to me.

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Photo of MisledTitan
4.27/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's an interesting brew which may not be traditional to style but is a good beer none the less

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Photo of psmith161
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of richkrull
3.12/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MiloBuckley
3.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Zenvortex
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lite head dissapates in seconds no lacing of note / crisp nondescript nose / great low hops taste crisp and clean / not like traditional doppelbock but what the heck this is a good beer / would recommend to anyone would wants a safe 8.0 - pair with BBQ & get a ride home

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Photo of ZBowden
4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

served from draft
pours clear golden amber little head, smells malty of slight yeast and bitterness, tastes of bitter yeat and malts, smooth feel and finish.

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Photo of RedSon06
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeckySherman
3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KensWorld
4.31/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Extremely smooth and drinkable for what it is, a 8% doublebock. Great beer by a great brewery. 4.7. 8/2015 update: looks and tastes the same but the smell is not there. Not like it was when I had it the first time in a bomber. This one was in 12oz. Still is a extremely smooth and drinkable beer. The 8% is well disguised. 4.25

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Photo of olafphysics
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jxc5
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SF_Posse
2.89/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Slight hop with a good malt flavor. Very drinkable beer.

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Photo of CorbinDallas
3.92/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CIBoy10
4.16/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - a pale gold with nice lacing.
Smell - equal parts hoppy and bready, a little fruity.
Taste - bitter, nice hops up front but finishes differently with a slight sweet twist (almost grapey?) and bready maltness. Awesome! The booze is hidden very well.
Feel - smooth and high quality like all Abita beers.
Overall - super offering by Abita. My fave by them thus far but you can't go wrong with them. They go for a little drinkability in their beers, so they probably won't blow away all the beer snobs. Cheers!

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Photo of DocCajun
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A solid beer to sip on. Actually much better when mixed with Abita Turbidog (terminator) or Abita purple haze (barney). Its pretty amazing how well this beer mixes with others.

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Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of allstar255
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
3.51 out of 5 based on 1,596 ratings.
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