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RATINGS: 677   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   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.

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1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bleeng (1679) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bomber. Pale gold and clear. Very small head. Nose is grainy, garbage disposal. Taste is a bit malty and very bitter and astringent. Alcohol is present-unpleasantly so. This just did not sit right on my palate. I had the original Andygator in the smaller bottles years ago-my memory may not serve me well but this seems like a completely different beer. I may try again-or not. Drain pour.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3683) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
22 ounce bottler purchased at BevMo in Natomas. Aroma is metallic, with lightly sweet doughiness and some corn notes. Transparent golden body with a smallish white head that leaves fair lacing. A little sweet to start with some biscuity malts in the middle. Finishes pretty metallic, dry, with some noble hops. Im generally not a huge fan of the style, and nothing about this beer really stands out. Why isnt this listed as a hellerbock?

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skweek (13) - College Park, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Very slight, sweet aroma. Taste is of sweet malts, with some spices and a slight taste of apples. Didnt really like it very much.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Clear, deep copper tinged gold with a voluminous off white head that collapses into itself rather quickly. Toasty, grainy aroma with hints of toffee and some spicy hops. Smooth, medium body with medium carbonation, and a fairly dry palate. Starts of sweet, but not the rich caramel sweetness of most doppelbocks, and ifnishes some soft bitterness. Rather unusual, advertised as a "helles doppelbock", it certainly is not representative of a classic doppelbock, but does offer some decent qualities.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Pours clear orange gold with an initially moderate white head that fades to a small ring pretty quickly. Aroma of corn, caramelized popcorn, juicy fruit, slight citrus (like lemon jolly ranchers) and peach pie crust. Tastes very sweet with a caramel-coated popcorn, creamed corn, lemoncello (sp?), and it finishes sweet with a sort of roasted corn taste. Medium bodied, but slick, and the mouthfeel is much stickier and sweeter than it needs to be. Aside from the lack of skunkiness, there are many similarities to a malt liquor in this beer. And its not nearly as enjoyable as Rogues Dads Little Helper.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Bottle. Large and initially very effervescent head that bubbles down to almost nothing atop a pale almost pink copper body. Nose is aromatic and fruity caramel, apricot, white raisins, sweet clementine citrus, and a slight lemon zest. Flavor is a mash of caramel and light citrus with some toasty undertones but slightly reminiscent of cough medicine due to the strong dry finish. Palate full, warming, and rather enjoyable except for being over carbonated which is unfortunate. I would describe this as a high gravity vienna rather than helles dopplebock although I doubt the presence of vienna malt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Dark gold with big white head. Nose of hops, fruit and some malt. Flavor is maltier than the nose. Nice tart pitted fruit flavors mixed with the hops and citrus flavors.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (10465) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2009
UPDATED: APR 18, 2012 Pours deep gold with 3-finger white head. Nose is hopcitrus, pale malt, mild fruit. Tastes malty, apricotty fruity, with hopcitrus and a tart finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (6580) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Bottle Poured bright yellow with a super sheen and poofy white head. The aroma on this evokes bad memories of tasting some cheap malt liquors, or the ritual punishment we used to do at the office of having to drink Colt 45 when you screwed up. Frankly, I kinda think this drinks the same way, too ... a slick mouthfeel delivering an extremely sweet beer with an impression of corn flakes. I wonder if Colt 45 could be sold as a "helles doppelbock." (#3602, 12 July 2009)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Barely cloudy, pretty bright yellow pour. 2 inch head goes flat in under a minute. Dark banana aroma. Flavor is wheat sweet. Palate is very dry, but it burns on the way down. Mild aftertaste.


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