Andygator | Abita Brewing Co.

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AndygatorAndygator
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: German Maibock

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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#37,227
Reviews:
467
Ratings:
1,690
pDev:
16.06%
 
 
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Ratings: 1,690 |  Reviews: 467
Photo of gwtn
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MakeMeATaco
4.18/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kuhndog
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zubeala
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I visited Berlin a couple of years ago and fell in love with Augustiner Helles. I tasted 21 beers in 21 days while there, and it was my favorite. AndyGator is the closest thing I have tasted in the states. 'Helles' means 'light-colored', and AndyGator lives up to that standard. Pale gold, bright and effervescent, I think tastes more of a lager than a bock. Breadiness and light malts are balanced by just a touch of hop bitterness. The alcohol content is high but not a factor in the taste. This is a dangerous brew...easy to drink but packs a kick.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of fhowe523
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of StormWilliamPriester95
2.7/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jhv
4.36/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gamblebc
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chitoryu12
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: Clear yellow with a big white head.

Smell: Bready yeast overwhelms virtually everything else.

Taste: Spicy hops and malt intermix with a sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Not too thick, not too thin, good amount of carbonation. Right in the middle.

Overall: A nice little sipper, though I prefer the Amber.

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Photo of Craven
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of gabrielcolom
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Paradox1000
4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A very good Helles Dopplebock! This was my "go to" beer after Stella Artois. My taste is more IPA hop driven now.

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Photo of McHenry
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VulturesInWolfsburg
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RAFH
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chicagoish
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vainosuomi
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: fairly clear straw, frothy white head with a tinge of yellow
Smell: light nose, mostly hops and a hint of some sweet fruity malt
Taste: sweet honey and fruit (apricot?) up front, followed by floral or herbal hops. Fairly sweet but with a dry, somewhat bitter, and slightly boozy finish, but not very boozy overall for an 8%
Feel: good carbonation, medium+ body, warm, full

Overall a solid beer. Lots of developed, full flavors and a pleasant feel.

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Photo of OriginalWayOut
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALLMUCH
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ALHOPLOVER
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Retroman40
2.12/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Poured a nice yellow color with a thin fleeting white head. Very fruity smell. Taste is very sweet with not much in the way of malt or hops. Thin mouthfeel and low carbonation level. Overall I felt like this beer was closer to Hurricane High Gravity than anything else. If I want HHG I can get it for a lot less than this one.

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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 1,690 ratings