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Gerst Amber - Yazoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

29 Reviews
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Reviews: 29
Hads: 227
Avg: 3.61
pDev: 39.34%
Wants: 5
Gots: 58 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States | website

Style | ABV
Altbier | 4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: sommersb on 03-25-2011

Featured beer of the Gerst Haus German restaurant, brewed in Nashville by Yazoo.
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Reviews: 29 | Hads: 227
Reviews by Merkur:
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3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer pours a nice reddish amber color with a slight amount of light red foam on top.

Beer smells very malty and hints of sweet caramel.

Beer tastes malty on the first part of the sip, followed by a bready and slightly caramel aftertaste.

A bit carbonated, but very easy drinking.

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3.3/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really liked this. Clean & easy drinking ale with some nice flavor too.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Dello
3.5/5  rDev -3%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Small off white head quickly dies with much lacing and that goes away after not to long a span of time on this clear lightish copper colored beer.

A very light sweet lightly roasted caramel malt aroma.

A light roasted caramel malt taste that borders on sweet and yet bitter with it's slight hops touches coming through.

A light dry aftertaste with some slight sweet caramel notes on this medium bodied beer.

This is a light caramel beer, kinda like a washed out Amber Bock or Shiner Bock.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of javlin624
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of secondtooth
3.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-cloudy amber, not surprisingly, with a minimal head of carbonation and little retention at all.

Nose is chewy grains -- malty and toasty. Pretty standard amber ale.

Taste is, again, toasty and grainy, with a tinge/hint of citrus hops at finish. Overall, a sturdy and session-worthy ale, but not a game-changer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yazoo "Gerst Amber Ale"
12 oz. brown glass bottle
$1.50 @ Trader Joes #664, Nashville, TN

Basic amber ale brewed for the Gerst Haus restaurants. The retro label is probably the most impressive thing about it as it's quite basic; yet surprisingly found all over town on draft! I guess it fits that Yuengling type of niche, a beer that's got just a little bit more than your average American adjunct lager. Not necessarily worth trying.

Notes: Clear copper body beneath a white head. Average head retention and lacing. Limited aroma. Golden caramel and lightly honeyish malt dominates, backed by leafy and lightly herbal hops with yeasty mineral and light fruit components. Better than an average amber but not by much.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.43/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of EagleTalon
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a half inch head that falls to a thin ring of foam. No lacing. Color is a deep copper-amber. Aroma is very German, with soft noble hops and sweet decocted malts. Flavor is balanced and easygoing with sweet and nutty malts perfectly balanced with noble hops. Mouthfeel is light and CO2 is good. A very tasty and accurate Alt.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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Gerst Amber from Yazoo Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.