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RATINGS: 660   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Abita 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 Doppelbock.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Eh! Clear golden color, good bubbly white head. Floral nose with bready malts. Sweet malt flavor alittle yeasty and/or grassy with some hops. Medium-light body. Read up on doppels and you probably won’t find grassy, floral, or medium-light in any of them...wasn’t an awful beer, but unexpected - just borderline awful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2009
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a fizzy medium sized white head. The aroma was grassy, grainy malt, herbal hops, vegetal, and slightly acidic. The flavor is a bit different than I was expecting in a dopplebock; crystal malt, grassy, moderately spicy, a strange apple fruitiness, finishes dry. Good carbonation and medium bodied. I will pass on this in the future.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nerdrocker101 (102) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2009
22 oz bomber. I am not a fan of Abita, but this was one of their better brews. Pours golden. Sweet with some malt notes. I would say this is one of the lighter bodied doppelbocks I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2009
I was let down by this beer, even knowing it wasn’t very highly regarded before buying a bottle. You hear plenty of mixed thoughts about the gator, but in the end it resembles a Euro Strong Lager with a few bock tendencies. Nice golden yellow body. I used my Hefe glass for this one for no other reason than I wanted to use that glass. Large, lasting white head and ample lacing. Aroma is on the sugary side with a bread-like scent coupled by a sweet grassy aroma. All malt in the aroma. Medium to light body, drinks with ease for a big beer, finishes a touch tacky but not too shabby. Bread, biscuit flavor with a mild nuttiness. I sense a dose of adjunct power, but it sort of works overall. Not too many distinctive qualities, glad I finally got to try it although I will not be looking back for this one ever again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Pours light golden, like urine. No head. Smell is wheat and lager yeast and belgian type yeast too. Taste is sweet and yeasty. Unappealing. Medium body. Did not finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
IrishBoy (4103) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Bomber from BevMo, Salinas. Says it is a Helles Doppelbock on the labelNose was grassy hops, light caramel, and a light vegtal note. Clear yellow with a big yellowish glass-lacing head. flavor is slightly sweet, corny graininess, light pepperiness, and a slight bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Wow what a train wreck. Poured light golden color with no lacing small head. Aroma was junk, grass sweetness and something not good, like wet dog. Flavor um yeah NASTY almost like wet grass that was closed up for weeks. Very thin mouthfeel. Wow no more no more please.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thefrutigers (105) - , Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2009
bottle: poured golden and clear with white diminishing head. Very little aroma. Taste was sweet with a very very slight hint of spiceyness. Not complex not overly flavorful, but easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (4305) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Clear gold. Little aroma. Bitter drying taste. Little redeeming taste but still isn’t awful. All the Helles qualities and no doppel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a glowing golden with a medium thick frothy white head. Aroma is definitely German-esque, grassy, spicy, sweet, sugary cereal, corn. Whoa, flavor is crazy odd, strangely bitter and sweet candied corn meal, super boozy, blech. Malt liquor is right.

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