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Gabby Blonde Lager - Mad Anthony Brewing Company

Gabby Blonde Lager
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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 22.48%


Brewed by:
Mad Anthony Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 07-08-2003)
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tykees88

Indiana

2.4/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Got this in a single bottle.

A- A hazy golden yellow color, not really any head and no lacing throughout.

S- Smelled a bit like malts, not really any hops coming through, and a bit sour.

T- This killed it for me. It really tasted like tapwater with a beer accent to it. It was sour, slightly carbonated. I couldn't taste anything specific but tapwater. I was really letdown by this one.

M- A grimy feeling left from this one. Almost mineral like consistency with the tapwater feel to this.

D- I wouldn't drink more than one of these. If it was ice cold maybe better off.

I was really upset by this beer. Mad Anthony makes some good beers, this is not one of them. If you're going to try one avoid this because it will not leave a good impression with you.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2010 14:03:51 | More by tykees88
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

2.42/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Attractive beer that poured with a translucent yellow hue and pure white, large head. Aroma was very lightly hopped with a faint citrus tone and nothing else detected. Taste was very light, very watery. Mouth feel was very thin, too thin to be enjoyable. Watery feel elimnated most taste and too away from the decent aroma. In fairness, pretty close to style, but just not a beer to seek out.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2003 02:36:06 | More by CRJMellor
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RickS95

Indiana

2.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Straw colored, slightly hazy in the glass with a thin white head.

Floral smell of hops with a slight scent of honey lemon.

Nothing stands out in the taste other than what I believe to be honey. Hops are only slightly present as the sweetness tames the bitter.

There is a nice cleansing feature to the beer, but that is its only redeeming quality.

There isn't enough flavor for this to be very drinkable, though it might make for a decent summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 00:19:57 | More by RickS95
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BitteBier

Indiana

2.9/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very light yellow color with a bit of haze and a finger's worth of head that breakds down pretty quickly. Nose is less malty than just sweet and grainy, without much of a whiff of hops. Even some of that modest character doesn't make its way through to the taste, which is rather bland--grains without any particular character. Mouthfeel is reasonably balanced, and this is smooth and adequately drinkable. Bottom line: This one is a decent representative of a style that doesn't appeal to me.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2005 01:05:14 | More by BitteBier
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baos

Indiana

2.91/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Bottle into pint glass.

A: Pale. Small head that dwindles quickly, no lacing.

S: Sweet malts. A hint of what malt I believe? Very slight hops, Euro pale odor?

T: Ever so slight Blonde flavor but what hits up front with an off Berliner Weisse flavor.

M: The only thing better than okay. Light body, bubbly a bit oily not to dry.

O: I may have got an older bier. If I try it again and its better I will revise. Not an undrinkable bier, but one better suited for hot summer sun instead of -22 polar vortex shit.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 22:06:11 | More by baos
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hotstuff

Indiana

2.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I found this particular lager to be just so-so from our local brewery.I wasn't all that impressed by it to say the least as is evident with my rating of this beer.It poured a medium sized head and it left a good lacing on the sides of the glass.There was very, very little taste with this beer, but it did have a mild ending flavor to it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2003 12:58:50 | More by hotstuff
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merlin48

Kentucky

2.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle pours a clear light golden body with a very large white head. Generous patch lacing adorns the glass. Aroma is mostly buttered popcorn(diactyl?) with some light notes of sweet malt and spicy hops. Light body is well carbonated. Taste is well balanced and spot on for style. Light spicy hop bitterness and a sweet bread maltiness. A hint of soapiness is distracting. Drinkable but forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2008 14:11:12 | More by merlin48
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to raznug (my Secret Santa) for this one!

A- Body is a very pale straw yellow color that has the slightest bit of translucency. An aggressive pour produces a head of one finger or so but this fades to a very thin collar pretty quickly. No lacing is left behind in the glass.

S-The main scent is sweet pale malt. That's pretty much all I am getting.

T- Faded sweet pale malt flavors upfront with almost nothing to balance it out. The finish adds just a touch of soft pine and is very clean other than that. Nothing lingers on the palate.

M-Medium to high carbonation and a light drinkable body-that is a hair thinner than I like.

D- Not bad for a run of the mill blond lager. Very light and drinkable. Reminds me a lot of an all-malt lager rather than a BMC type though. Not bad. Would take this over BMC any day.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2009 00:46:21 | More by PittBeerGirl
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Tinfoilrcr

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Hazy gold. Almost no head and no lacing.

N- Sweet malts and some crisp floral hops. Hint of alcohol

T- very crisp with decent blend of malt and hops. Tastes a lot like a better massed produced beer.

M - light and fresh.

D- very easy/. Ifthis were mass produced would likely feature as a stable in many fridges across the country.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 00:46:23 | More by Tinfoilrcr
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tburkhart

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Let me just start this review by saying I've had this beer both on tap and now in bottle. There is not a whole lot of difference, imo.

Pours a cloudy yellow with decent carbonation. Thin layer of head on top of this beer throughout.

Smell is off. I detect a sour note. Not a huge fan.

Taste is slightly of malts. Bit sour.

A very bland and simple beer. I'll stick to their top only beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2008 00:21:25 | More by tburkhart
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TheDM

Indiana

3.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This brew poured a medium head which left a nice lacing. It produced no noticeable aroma. Probably from the fact it had very little taste too. It did have a mild finish that was hard to describe. The brew is brewed in my home town of Fort Wayne Indiana.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2003 16:34:19 | More by TheDM
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Nice golden pour with little yeasty flakes flittering about.Thin wispy head.

S: Smells of light malts and floral hoppy notes with some sour scent.

T: First to the taste is a light hop and then some malty notes and a yeasty after taste probably from the flakes.

M: Medium body to full, almost no carbonation slightly acidic bite almost alkaline like when young and touched 9v battery to tongue...hmmmm

D: Dont care for it to much but could drink a few of them, when drank with some nice bitey chese... a sharp cheddar it was a bit better.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2010 01:11:41 | More by nukem5
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beveritt

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: Poured form a 12 oz brown bottle into a standard pint glass. Laebl is a typical Mad Anthony, logo across the top and the name of the beer superimposed over a picture of some brewing equipment.

Appearance: Pours with 2 fingers of white foam. This settles quickly into a half inch head. leaving no lacing. The beer itself is pale yellow with plently of activity. Some fairly substantial chunks; not what I would expect from a lagered beer.

Smell: Smells of slightly sweet malt/adjuncts, with a strong aroma of herbaceous and grassy hops. Slight metallic twang.

Taste: Mild sweetness upfront with a smooth malt flavor. Adjunct flavors are present, but as a nice compliment, not overwhelming. Some hop bitterness int he finish, but nothing strong or lingering.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation level is average. Body is good.

Drinkability: While not overly impressed by the looks, this one does deliver on taste. Mild and easy drinking, a hallmark of the style. something that would be nice on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2008 02:41:32 | More by beveritt
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cnally

Indiana

3.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Oh my lord, what a lot of floating particles. The beer, when poured into a glass, is a cloudy pale yellow with large and small floating particles. This is not a good looking beer. The aroma is floral and sweet. There are some fruity elements, like a peach or nectarine. The taste has a touch of hops, but maintains a grainy and wheaty flavor. Absolutely a yeasty aftertaste, full of body. The mouthfeel is full and heavy. It leaves a strong impact on the palate. Middle-of-the-road.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2008 03:30:09 | More by cnally
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macrent2

Indiana

3.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance:
This beer came in a bottle. After pouring this beer into a clear glass, I noticed that it had a pale medium yellowish colour with a nice amount of carbonation and a two finger that disapated quickly. Very noticable lacing seen.

Aroma:
You can really smell the hops!

Palate:
Nice very subtle bitter/sweetness and definantly a light palate.

Flavour:
Undernotes slightly light in tone.... too bitter for my personal taste.

Overall:
This is ok but definatly very average.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 22:08:29 | More by macrent2
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monkeytoe

Florida

3.35/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12-ounce brown bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Medium straw with 1/2-inch white head that quickly dissipates to thin lace.

Smell: Lager-y, hint of malt and hops with a bit of bread in there somewhere.

Taste: Tastes like beer, in a good way with a bit of cracker and some mild apple taste with that lager flavor that I am not sure how to describe. Very clean with a soda cracker aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium thin mouthfeel with the perfect, for me, carbonation for this style.

Drinkability: Plenty drinkable. Excellent choice to include with some other beer to keep the football beer crowd happy without selling your soul to the man.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2006 18:40:46 | More by monkeytoe
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Wasatch

Utah

3.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to tburkhart for this one.

Pours a cloudy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, very nice two-finger plus white foamy head, with lots of sticky lacing to follow. The nose is malty, some hops. The taste is sweet, malty, very slight hop, there is that soury note again, like the IPA. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a nice brew, but that soury note I do not like.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2008 22:01:12 | More by Wasatch
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sabrills70

North Carolina

3.4/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As a Adjuct lager its appearance is quite nice. Poured a medium blond with a 1 finger head and good lacing. Smells of a typical adjuct - sweet malt, mild hops and some rice/corn notes. I found its taste to be quite nice for an adjunt. The sweet malt is followed by a higher than average hop bitterness for a macro type beer. This is not by any means a full flavored beer but for an adjuct it is quite good, much better than BMC. A good lawnmower beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2005 00:02:25 | More by sabrills70
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shbobdb

Indiana

3.8/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Coloured in the neather region between straw and penny, it looks quite pleasant.
It smells like 'beer', and by that I mean good-ol'-American-honest-to-goodness-beer. That is, slight adjunct smell mixed with the faintest wiff of hops and malt.
Taste? It tastes povistively Germanic!!! Another winner from Mad Anthony. Sure, it isn't amazing, but it's a great session beer. If I wanted something more compex and sessionable, I'd go for their Amber lager, but the purity of this beer was very pleasant. Imagine PBR, but about 3x as good.
Mouthfeel: As full as the style gets. Not dopplebock thick, but not BMC lite thin. A pleasant mix, good all around. No complaints.
Drinkability: I'd take the auburn Lager over this guy anyday, but I wouldn't mind knockin' back a few with the boys either.
Another win for Mad Anthony. Great beer, good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2005 22:44:40 | More by shbobdb
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Brent

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice representation of the style - smooth and clean with no off or adjunct flavors. Poured a pale gold with thin lace sheen. Slightly bready malt with a touch of apple. Polite hopping brought up the finish. Great session potential - no lawnmower beer here, I'd call it a shade sitter (try saying that fast three times).

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2006 17:24:50 | More by Brent
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed golden yellow that gets fairly hazy with sediment from the bottom. This beer reminds me of a lot of Eastern Block lagers. Smooth and slightly sweet. Seems to be a touch of booze as it warms? Still quite easy to drink and smooth. They should can this and mass market it. IMO.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2009 00:56:43 | More by RblWthACoz
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JamesS

Indiana

4.85/5  rDev +58%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a very nice straw color with fantastic head, good lacing, and a lot of carbonation with floaties in it. Excellent smell, crisp and clean with a nice vanilla undertone. Great taste, a great crisp malty flavor with nice butterscotch tones and a very nice hit of hops that helps to balance it. It goes down very smooth, with just a bit of roughness from the carbonation. An excellent lager.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2008 18:38:10 | More by JamesS
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