eRock_2013 (501) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2017 DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The site was down so long, I’ll have to do this from a rough memory... I didn’t know what to expect from this beer. Had on draft at Beerfest on Bourbon St. New Orleans. Decent head, not too heavy. Has a bit of an abbey aroma, spiced and fruity. Drinks a bit like a barleywine, so I can’t put this in a category. Overall, I really enjoyed it. I haven’t had too much great stuff from abita, but this trip changed my perception.
Trying this out as a dessert beer after a hearty dinner of steak tacos, and it actually works as a one-and-done boozy brew. Cleverly named with the -ator suffix, this claims to be a Helles-doppelbock, and I see what they're getting at, although it's not exactly well executed. Starts off with a classic clean lager aroma with a little extra sugary sweetness, could be mistaken as an adjunct lager up front. Not much foam but a good bit of fresh lacing, interesting light Helles color. Flavor starts out as clean grain with faintly noble hoppiness, but then transitions to a yeasty and sugary boozy heavy bock flavor without the caramel. Aftertaste of booze, but not too harsh. An interesting combination of styles, although a bit schizophrenic in the flavor profile. Worth a try! Fisler (658) - Bamberg, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2017
Ein deutscher Bock in Alligator-Haut, ich bin gespannt. Optisch schönes Bernstein. In der Nase Keks, Trauben. Im Trunk Feuerzangenbowle, ehrlich, süß, Weißwein, leicht alkoholisch, bisschen Karamell. Ganz okay, dürfte aber deutlich aromatischer sein. brownaler (699) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2017
Sugary bock malt body with a fizzy finish with a bit of honey. A pretty simple doppelbock. ehaak26 (659) - - AUG 9, 2017
Bottle at Royal House in New Orleans. Malt dominates the aroma with some yeast underneath. TheCalebBedford (8) - - AUG 8, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2017 Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Clear golden/amber. Finger or so of head at pour, which quickly dissipates. Smells like beer. Haha. First beer I've had of this style, so I had no idea what to expect. Tastes malty and the higher alcohol content is noticeable, albeit only slightly. Solid beer. Might come back for a re-review in the future once I'm more familiar with this type of beer. Cheers.
scotchzombie (608) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Pours clear gold with a minor white head. Aroma is malt. Taste is... not the greatest. Sweet doppel malt. No depth. A little backend bitter. Slight funk. Middling.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ccex (1351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2017
12 oz bottle pours a clear golden/amber with small off-white head and hardly any lacing. Aroma is not strong, but mostly grainy and bready malts, with a touch of molasses. Taste is sweet and occasionally sickeningly sweet. Body is medium with slight carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. The name and the label are the best part of this beer. I found it in a New Orleans restaurant and won’t look for it again. MrVanquish (1) - - JUL 9, 2017 does not count
Andygator by Abita is very strong. Dark beer oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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pours a clear rich gold with a medium creamy white head. Light malt aroma. Kind of a different, sweetish taste. A little bitter comes in on the finish and linger. Different, not a bock, but not bad. Beerhunter111 (22260) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2017
12 fl.oz. bottle from BierPost. A clear golden beer with a huge good lasting off-white head. Strong pale malty aroma, hints of grainy malt, sweet malt. Taste of strong malt, pale malt, mild sweetness, sharp grainy, a bit dry.