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Gerst Amber - Yazoo Brewing Company

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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company visit their website
Tennessee, United States

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 by jlindros:
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3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to JonnyGalt (Reddit) for this one. I haven't really hit any good Yazoo beers yet, a couple decent ones I think, and a few bad ones, so let's see if this can break the curse.

Ug, screw cap, already losing points. A super aggressive pour yields just a small fizzy head covering that disappears very quickly... really?!?! This is already starting really bad. The color is a very clear orange apple juice color, barely even resembling what could be called amber.

Nose brings some toasty reddish amber malts, bready cracker like malts, dried yeast aroma, hint of caramel, light Munich or Victory like cracker malts, and a light herbal maybe grassy hop like.

Taste continues where the aroma left off, with light bready toasty reddish malts, cracker flavors, some reddish Munich or Victory bready like malts again. A light dry yeasty flavor with a very dry cracker flavor, probably American Ale yeast (1056), which I've used a few times in my beers and got the same dry cracker like taste. A light fruity taste as well which is different, although the hops bring a light herbal taste, little earthy too, and bit fruity. Finish is dry and crackery, light fruity herbal hops with a hint of bitterness, and grainy feel.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, lower carb.

Overall bleh. Not really an amber ale taste, bready and cracker tasting, herbal earthy hops that barely bitter it and just add meh flavors, over dried finish with a cracker taste, and not really enjoyable. This continues the streak of bad Yazoo beers. I really think the brewery just pumps out cheap beer... or maybe they only bottle the lame ones. Don't know but still haven't found a good one.

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3.3/5  rDev -4.9%

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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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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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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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Gerst Amber from Yazoo Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.