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:
1,608
Reviews:
451
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
16.52%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
421
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,608 |  Reviews: 451
Photo of Chef_Paul
3.14/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MinerBob
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy gold color with a good head. A good beer smell with fruity notes. A good but not great taste. It is smooth with an easy swallow and almost no aftertaste.

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Photo of Beersnake1
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a golden yellow with good (but not overwhelming) carbonation. Smell is sweet with some citrus. Taste follows the nose - very sweet and syrupy. A bit of ginger. Not a huge fan. Taste quite watered down and just OK. Mouthfeel is thin. Overall, it's fine but not worth the $3.

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Photo of nmann08
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of beerguy04
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a clear golden color with a half finger head. Smelled pretty grainy. Taste is grainy and malty. Very watered down. Mouthfeel is watery. Overall, I felt the beer was watered down and I had trouble picking any real flavors. It was a meh beer to me.

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Photo of BalancingBrooms
2.95/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ealanjones
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T_Hass
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jmdrpi
3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On draft in a tall pilsner glass

Clear golden, thin white head. Mild grainy aroma. Taste is earthy hops and pale malt, mildly sweet. Okay flavor. Thin bodied.

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Photo of wc94wc
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Squires
2.94/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Samputnam14
4.04/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Smooth but light on taste.
At the Spot, Galveston

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Photo of Drewvel
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Edie
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of flyingpig
2.56/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

355ml bottle as a gift from Louisiana:
Quite a disappointing offering overall, the beer seemed quite ordinary & definitely wasn't what I was expecting, especially given it was the last of the American import beers I had to try from over the summer. There wasn't too much variety to the beer either, beyond the sweetness some pale malts & typical lager type flavours featured alongside an earthy middle & some toasted touches nearer the end; I can't say this is one I'm likely to have again I'm afraid.

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Photo of LinusBohman
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chivvyshirt
3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a somewhat hazy golden color with a 1.5 finger foamy head. Head retention is excellent. Lacing is very good. Then this beer drops off. Aroma of German hops, very slightly spicy, grain and coriander. The feel is silky, but the taste is off. Grainy malt, followed by some German hops and a little bit of spiciness, then some sweetness like corn syrup and honey. A little dry on the finish, but doesn't leave a good aftertaste. The alcohol content is evident.

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

Photo of J-Dog86
2.12/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
3.51 out of 5 based on 1,608 ratings.
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