Abita Brewing Company, Abita Springs, LA
Andygator is a fiercesome beast. Don’t let this toothy grin, slightly sweet flavor and subtle fruit aroma fool you: this cold-blooded creature is a Helles Doppelbock that can sneak up on you. This unique, high-gravity brew is made with pale malt, German lager yeast, and German Perle hops. Sip, don’t gulp, and taste the wild of Abita Andygator.
Clear golden/amber in color with a fruity nose, like yeasty strawberries. Large Marge describes the palate like a sucker punch: starts smooth and malty, not at all unpleasant, but then BAM! it hits you with a funky sweet taste that lingers into the aftertaste.
Would we have it again? No