Beers of the World – Abita Andygator

It’s Fat Tuesday! Perfect day for a beer that hails from Louisiana.  It’s not quite New Orleans, but it’s close enough.

Today’s  Beer of the World is our second beer we’ve featured from the Abita Brewing Company out of Abita Springs, Louisiana, and it’s called Andygator.  You can find this beer at the Raglan Road Restaurant and Pub.

From the Abita website:

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 Dopplebock.

You might find it goes well with fried foods.  It pairs well with just about anything made with crawfish.  Some like it with a robust sandwich! Andygator also is a good aperitif and easily pairs with gorgonzola and creamy blue cheeses.  Because of the high alcohol content, be cautious—sip it for the most enjoyment.

Andygator definitely has “bite” with an ABV of 8.0%.  The folks at Beer Advocate have not reviewed this one yet, but 287 readers have and give it an aggregate score of 79, qualifying it for an “Average” rating.    This isn’t my favorite Abita, but it’s an o.k. beer.  I definitely prefer it over “Purple Haze.”

Have you tried the “Andygator” before?  What did you think?


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