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Gerst Amber - Yazoo Brewing Company

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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 sommersb:
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4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is Yazoo's version of the Gerst Amber beer, for the Gerst Haus restaurant. The Gerst family owned Nashville's William Gerst Brewing Co., which opened in 1890 and closed in 1954. The restaurant has had other out of town breweries contract brew their house beer for years, but have now brought it back to a local brewer in Yazoo.

This beer is difficult to pin to a particular style. I think it falls somewhere between an Amber Ale and a Cream Ale, based on the color, IBUs and ABV.

My serving was from a growler fill at the Yazoo taproom, poured into a Yazoo pint glass.

A: Head is creamy, white-colored with 2 fingers of height. Immediately evident are lots of streaming bubbles from the bottom of the glass - carbonation is very lively. Color of the beer is a clear, sparking amber.

S: Crisp, floral aroma, not very strong. Some caramel and bready smells from the malts. Also get some lemon character and sweetness from the grains. The hops lend a soft herbal smell.

T: Malty but light, with a slight sweetness. Bitterness is low. Nice bread taste from the malts. Very well balanced and easy to drink.

M: As seen in the appearance, the carbonation is high. Medium-light body with a somewhat dry, but not bitter, aftertaste. Finishes very clean.

O: Very refreshing; great as a session beer. I can see this being a perfect house beer for the Gerst Haus, served in their large "fishbowl" style glasses. Now I just need some bratwurst and sauerkraut!

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3.3/5  rDev -4.9%

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