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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Ratings: 1,596 |  Reviews: 447
Photo of Sweetdemonsweat
2.7/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
3.32/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a golden straw color with moderate carbonation and a rocky off white three finger head.

Smells of bubblegum, crystal malt, freshly whipped cream and floral hops.

Tastes clean, overall quite sweet. I get flavors of white figs, sultanas, white chocolate, more bubblegum, black currants, caramel and lavender. Dry on the finish.

Feel is nice and crisp. Has a slight alcoholic heat to it but it isn't unbearable.

Pretty meh. Not my favorite.

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Photo of SNorton101
4.3/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zaraspook
3.19/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of JohnTurano
4.29/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Overall: This was quite enjoyable and very easy to drink. (My fav Abita bev to date.) It had a bit
of upfront fruitiness and sugar, but without straying into a space of being vinous. (The ABV most
definitely well concealed.) Almost like the front-half of a good/malty DIPA, but without the
follow-up citrus and pine.

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Photo of Squire123
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light gold color with fast disappearing white cap.

Noticeably sweet grainy aroma.

Tastes is rounded and sweet. Well, to be fair it's not a sugary sort of sweetness but whatever the source (malt presumably) that's what I'm getting. Brewer says the flavor is dryer and while I applaud their effort I can't agree with their assessment. Hops are subdued throughout and emerge with a rough sort of bitterness in the aftertaste. Not a strong bitterness but here a little goes a long way.

Texture is medium and carbonated.

I've had this on occasion while in New Orleans and draw the same conclusions each time which is a high gravity brew that is mostly a sweet heaviness that overshadows the hops to the extent balance isn't achievable. Like a see-saw with a child on one end and a fully grown man on the other.

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

not great

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Photo of Twotom
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Manuel_M
3.64/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Crusher
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GreyGhost4
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of TheRock7755
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BoozerBrad
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rick778
2.92/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ohearns
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jjchristiano
3.91/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank it with my oysters at Acme in New Orleans. Thought it was a solid beer. Not sure if I'll be able to find in NJ.

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Photo of Memphish84
4.66/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Cwhitcher1791
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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