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RATINGS: 645   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (5129) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Draught at Sunset Grill, early 2008. Wasnt sure what this was at the time of drinking it, but thought it was some Belgian Strong Golden, though I suppose a heller doppel bock is reasonable. It says fermented to a dry finish, and while I wont call it overly dry, by any means, its not obnoxiously sweet and the alcohol isnt overbearing. Warming allowed for some DMS like flavors and the hops never really made an appearance, but for some floral, lightly dusty notes upon opening. Not offensive, though Im rating it more of a Belgian ale than a doppel bock, which it dosent really resemble in the least bit.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hershiser2 (1789) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2016
Bomber, Market Street Wine Shop Uptown. Pours golden, perhaps slightly hazy, with an inch of off-white head. Aroma of sweet grasses, light fruit. Taste is a bit of funky grasses, glue, yeast. It’s not bitter... not very sweet, but definitely sweeter than I expected.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gespuccian (63) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2016
Pours a golden brown. Aroma of is slightly sweet, malt forward. Flavor is caramel, malt. Mouthfeel is smooth, wet, full. You feel the weight of some alcohol. There's some German hops, but nothing very bitter. Finish is slightly sweet, smooth. This is pretty good, and light enough to be drinkable even with the higher ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (1899) - CROATIA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle, 355 ml from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Clear golden, medium white head. Malty, sweet, fruity, light hoppiness. Alcohol well hidden. Ok, I guess.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sissio (1123) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle @ home Clear pale copper, cream head Bread, malts, yellow mature fruit, winey Very strange taste, strange bitter, burned caramel, winey

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjohnny (462) - - FEB 7, 2016
Sweet honey and bread aroma. Pours a cloudy orangish gold with a thick bright white head that fades quickly. Smooth refreshing. Honey and yeast with a hint of bitter finish. Thick soft mouthfeel. Very nice.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wombat23 (294) - Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Rather pale for a dopplebock with a dark straw or light golden color. Short-lived white head. A bit of malt in the aroma, not much else; has an almost lager-like smell. Tastes of weak, watered-down malt with a little grain. Low carbonation. A disappointment.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer_rookie (301) - USA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours a hazy golden color. Slight head. No head retention, light lacing.

Aroma is buttery, white grape. Light roasted malt. Sweet. Smells good, just not a lot to report.

Taste is fruity. White grapes, slightly peppery and spicy. It’s quite malty. It’s sweet. No bitterness, if any hops it would be floral hops. There’s probably some corn adjunct in here.

Mouthfeel is medium light. High alcohol beer, but you can’t taste it, you can feel it though...Pretty drinkable. Pretty well carbonated.

Overall, pretty good. I’d probably buy it again. It does have some oddities about it, it’s not amazing or memorable. But it is interesting enough that I’d try it again.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
darbeer75 (252) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Aroma: combination of lager and apple juice; not very pleasant; Appearance: clear and flat, actually very similar to apple juice; was expecting something darker for a doppelbock; decent head that dissipates quickly; Taste: like the aroma, very juice-like with slight undertones of lager; faint funkiness; Palate: medium body with short, slightly dry and bitter finish (probably the best part of the beer); Overall: pretty blah. Would not buy again.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tom10101 (4788) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle (12 oz) at home. Bought this for the Louisiana tick, but SAQ started having one in store right after so I busted 12 oz of my border limit on this insipid beer. Almost clear bright yellow-ish golden with a medium mostly lasting white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is of noble hops but also bring out the worst of the leafy hops presence. There’s also some mild to moderate spiciness, grains and even hints of skunkiness. Taste isn’t better with dirty leaf presence, some earthy spiciness, beginning of a skunky presence here too, grain and an unpleasant acrid finish. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Sticky mix of leafy and earthy bitternss. This is awful and undrinkable. No malt depth, just an acrid, earthy and leafy mess.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
OpticalCandle (6) - Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2015 does not count
Ar: bread and yeast, some spice, a hint of something floral. Ap: clear pale amber, decent white head but dissipates quickly T: slightly sweet with some bitterness P: thin, light body with mild carbonation. Alcohol finish, doesn’t quite manage to hide the ABV O: Not sure the ’Helles Doppelbock’ thing is working here. Doesn’t seem to do a good job making the styles work together. Another disappointment from Abita for me.


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