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 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

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

$ 2.59 (Including tax)/12 oz bottle ($ 0.216/oz) at Spec’s, SATX
Bottle with no discernable date at 45 degrees into hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – Initially some malt and some wet grain; fades
Head average (Maximum 3.5 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to three mm ring and heaped partial layer
Lacing - none
Body – medium yellow, clear
Flavor – light malt; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate – medium, watery, soft carbonation

Meh.

Appearance 3, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 3

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Photo of cyclone
4.41/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DarthGator
3.17/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a light golden amber with a small head. Malt infuses the nose. The mouth revels in the slightly hoppy malty flavor. Enjoyable!

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Photo of Alexrdvz
3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of COR8RFAN
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psycHOPathy
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Inch of head, looks like beer
Nose has lots of grain and corn. Some malt sweetness. Some melon. Smells kinda like cheap beer
Much more flavorful. The sweetness is more dull and middle-tongue. Also taste grain and corn syrup
Smooth, not very carbonated
It's okay. Not my favorite style. Won't order in the future

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Photo of NickyDee21
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear honey golden color with one finger off-white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, higher than average carbonation.

SMELL: brown sugar, flowers and bread, faint to the nose.

TASTE: initially sweet brown sugar then bread, there is a woody oak taste and some vanilla.

PALATE: creamy and smooth.

OVERALL: this is a good beer, the 8% ABV is well disguised, does not taste boozy at all, it's definitely a malt forward beer, very sweet, I would have this again and would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip glass. It pours a clear, golden-honey color with a finger of milk-white head and lacing. The head disappeared quickly. It smells of bready malt, bubblegum, banana, and spice (coriander?). The taste is quite sweet and cloying with a spicy, slightly bitter finish. You can also taste the alcohol. There is also some oakiness at the finish. I also thought that as the glass warms, it becomes more bitter. The feel seems too thin for the 8% ABV but the alcohol content is too high for this bock to be sessionable.

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Photo of Jcarter1221
4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of singletary
3.14/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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