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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highibus (755) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Hmm looks like a belgian golden obviously without the yeast aroma. Light and kin. Of boring. Drinkable but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3671) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Bottle sampled at SF International Beer Fest. Pretty unmemorable overall but not bad. Clear golden color with a white head. Aroma is malt and grains. Flavor is pale malt, caramel malt, honey, and slight fruity notes. Finishes dry with alcohol noticeable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2336) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Easily the best thing I have ever had from Abita, but that is not saying a whole lot. As others have said, sticky is definitely a word to use for this one. Slightly hot with the alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (6063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2009
22oz bomber from DeVino’s in Columbia Heights, Washington DC. Pours a transparent, straw yellow with a frothy, active, white head. Pleasant aroma, sweet, slightly grainy, some sticky fruits (pear), slight apple, slight booze. Flavor is sweet and malty, sweet-sticky fruits, apples, pears, just a touch of hop bitterness. Sticky, full bodied finish. Sessionable, even at 8%, but unremarkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
travita (4430) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is clear, golden in color, and has not too much of its white head. The smell is yeasty, malts, sweet, and caramel. The taste is sweet, malts, sticky, and slightly off grainyness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 27, 2009
Had this on tap at Bourbon Street in restaurant row nyc. Served in pint glass. Didnt notice this was a doppleboch or alcohol content. Just tasted like a crummy helles with lots of corn and hay. Not a fan.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4551) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2009
16 ounce pint - $5.50 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Arrived at Table 43 a shimmering, golden-amber body topped with a fizzy, white foam. Lovely, glass-coating lace on the way down. If nothing else, at least it looks nice. Smell: Vaguely sweet-smelling, grainy malt aroma paired with fruity notes and some spicy, even lightly herbal Noble hop scents. Taste: Light pils maltiness initially, lightly sweet and with a minor hint of grain. Fruit flavors follow of yellow apples and white grapeskins. Spicy hop character delivers a medium amount of balancing bitterness. Touch of wildflower honey in the latter half of the taste, along with a few more discarded grapeskins. Finishes fairly drying with a coy, knowing wink from the alcohol. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation is greatly appreciated, as I’d wager this would otherwise be a syrupy, cloying mess otherwise. Drinkability: Sorry, but I just didn’t find this one to be a pleasure to drink nor is it agreeable in large quantities -- the completion of the sixteen ounces dragged on into the second shift at Taco Mac.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChapelThrill (52) - California, USA - APR 25, 2009
Bottle from Roundballref... light golden color with with a touch of cloudiness. Nice solid head. Slightly sweet flavor with hints of fruit and some bread. Very easy to drink, and was not aware of the 8% ABV. No outstanding flavor characteristics, but enjoyable and smooth.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Narnad (1504) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2009
Pours a light golden color with a nice thick white head that leaves great lacing. Aroma is mostly light malt, light grape with light lager yeasty note as well. Flavor is sweet apple and grape fruitiness, light pale malt taste and lots of a typical lager yeasty bite. Beer is much denser than it looks with a little chewiness and a real good alcohol bite at the end. Overall not too bad a flavor but just not a lot else going on besides the grape and apple fruitiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2009
Hey, another Abita gem(?) courtesy of kiefdog. Pours deep gold with thin white head. It has a pretty full aroma with sweet malts and moving to grains, sugar, some honey and apples. The taste is similar beginning with a thick sweet mouthfeel and giving up sugar, malts, grains and honey. The honey note peaks about midway to briefly take control of the flavor. It ends pretty smooth with lingering grains and sweetness.


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