Andygator | Abita Brewing Co.

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3.55 w/ 1,613 ratings

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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Photo of DoubleJ
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Oooo, helles doppelbock. I wouldn't expect to see myself with a glass of one in June, but this shows that I am willing to go past the "lighter brews in warm months" mentality. Well, its color is said to be light, but not its alcohol. There's 12 ounce to drink, so let's start. On to the beer:

True to style, this beer is a lighter colored one. Looking fools gold in the chalice and topped with a short head which dissipates to a thin white lace. The aroma is very sweet, like white grapes and sparking cider mixed together. A little earthy as well with a kiss of spicy hops.

While overall a sweet beer, it isn't cloying as I feared. It has the flavor of apples and grapes, a solid white cracker base, and a note of vague hops which cut some of the sweet flavor out. Malt bombs are generally thick with the mouthfeel, but this one is on the lighter side with just a few whisper of alcohol being heard.

After being on a barrage of hopped beer, it's a pleasant change to come back to something sweet and malty. Andygator is one of its many useful cures.

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Sampled this at a tasting and even though it's no dopplebock ended up getting a bottle and it pours a crystal golden hue with a creamy one finger head and lacing here and there,the aroma is very sweet and malty with a subtle background aroma of herbal earthy hops,the feel is medium bodied with soft carbonation and the tastes are pretty much what you smell it's a big malty sweet drop but finishes evened out with a soft bitterness from the herbal earthy hops and overall if your after a true dopplebock it's not for you as it screams more otcoberfest/helles to me but if your after a sessionable malty golden lightly hopped ale with a decent ABV then yeah give it a crack cheers.

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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 39% out of 100 with 1,613 ratings
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