Gabby Blonde Lager | Mad Anthony Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Mad Anthony Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
madbrew.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 07-08-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.15
pDev:
20.63%
 
 
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Photo of JamesS
4.84/5  rDev +53.7%
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.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.88/5  rDev +23.2%
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.

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Photo of Brent
3.85/5  rDev +22.2%
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).

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Photo of shbobdb
3.77/5  rDev +19.7%
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.

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Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of enelson
3.48/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sabrills70
3.38/5  rDev +7.3%
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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Photo of Wasatch
3.36/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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Photo of monkeytoe
3.33/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of freewill35
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Amberluvsbeer
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of psmith161
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of WKyle
3.24/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of macrent2
3.24/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of cnally
3.23/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of Phoneguy
3.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beveritt
3.17/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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Photo of nukem5
3.13/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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Photo of TheDM
3.1/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of tburkhart
3.05/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of Tinfoilrcr
3/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of tommy5
3/5  rDev -4.8%

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Gabby Blonde Lager from Mad Anthony Brewing Company
3.15 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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