Gabby Blonde Lager - Mad Anthony Brewing Company

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 22.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.9/5  rDev +28.7%
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.

Photo of Wasatch
3.38/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of tommy5
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Brent
3.88/5  rDev +28.1%
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).

Photo of merlin48
2.95/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of CRJMellor
2.42/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

Photo of JamesS
4.85/5  rDev +60.1%
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.

Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Kyrojack
1/5  rDev -67%

Photo of RickS95
2.65/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Photo of bzach
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of freewill35
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of carteravebrew
1/5  rDev -67%

Photo of psmith161
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of beveritt
3.2/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of hotstuff
2.95/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Photo of shbobdb
3.8/5  rDev +25.4%
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.

Photo of instinct2
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of zachary80
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of nukem5
3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of baos
2.91/5  rDev -4%
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.

Photo of sabrills70
3.4/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

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Gabby Blonde Lager from Mad Anthony Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.