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Gerst Amber - Yazoo Brewing Company

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146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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:
Featured beer of the Gerst Haus German restaurant, brewed in Nashville by Yazoo.

(Beer added by: sommersb on 03-25-2011)
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a modest head that leaves just a hint of lace behind

Smell: Caramel malt and a hint of husky grain

Taste: Caramel up front, with a growing sweetness; husky grains appear in the mid-palate and linger into the aftertaste, though the predominate feature is the sweet caramel malt

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Rather disappointed with this beer - don't like the sweetness and I don't care for the husky grains

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 00:14:33 | More by brentk56
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-19-2013 20:29:37 | More by kylehay2004
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 02:26:32 | More by jlindros
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mdfb79

New York

3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 08/09/13 notes. Had this at Rippy's, among other places, over the weekend in Nashville. 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

a - Pours a deep amber color with two inches of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of grains, bready malts, caramel malts, and dough. Not a ton going on, though not bad at all.

t - Tastes of grains, caramel, dark fruity malts, caramel malts, bready malts, dough, and biscuit malts. Some nice fruit, better than the nose was.

m - Light to medium body, more onthe light side and moderate carbonation. Overall a good mouthfeel as it is very easy to drink.

o - Overall a solid altbier that is very easy to drink; a nice alternative than al the Bud Lights being drank around you on Broad St. Nice fruit in the taste, worth checking out in a bar with not a lot of craft options.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 18:41:19 | More by mdfb79
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

02-02-2014 03:43:07 | More by orangesol
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.3%

04-18-2014 21:12:33 | More by Gonzoillini
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 23:31:22 | More by LXIXME
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-16-2013 02:54:42 | More by rolltide8425
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-19-2013 01:26:53 | More by harpus
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-29-2013 12:36:45 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev 0%

11-09-2013 18:08:31 | More by Cynic-ale
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Clear medium amber body under two fingers of fine white head. Ok retention, good lace.

S: Malt-forward, with bread crust, toffee, mint, and figs. Really well integrated.

T: Follows the nose: mildly sweet maltiness, with both toasty and fruity notes ahead of a clean finish. Really smooth and easy-drinking.

M: Soft and frothy. All right.

O: Satisfying, well-balanced brew. Easy to throw back multiples.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 22:01:05 | More by woosterbill
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aasher

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-12-2014 14:47:44 | More by aasher
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mhaugo

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-14-2013 01:11:45 | More by mhaugo
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

01-08-2014 00:12:42 | More by AlexFields
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-07-2013 14:55:51 | More by WDJersey
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-22-2013 21:00:26 | More by Falcone
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Red-amber with a two finger off white head. Decent retention and lacing.
S- Smell is fairly muted with some light caramel and floral aromas. A bit muddled and non-descript but, not offensive.
T- The first taste is toasted wheat bread with a light buttery note. Fairly sweet with just a hint of bitterness in the finish. There is a slight tinny undertone.
M- Carbonation is aggressively high, too much so in fact. Body is medium, maybe a little light.
O- It's an ok beer, but I've come to expect better from Yazoo. Not offensive, but not memorable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2012 20:47:56 | More by jsprain1
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OldTime

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-14-2013 16:49:47 | More by OldTime
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a nice clean light amber color with 2 fingers of head which quickly dissipated. smells bready, grassy, and a sweet smell of malts, earth notes, and a hint of raspberry.
a very average tasting bready amber ale with a wheat like after taste. barely any sweet flavor and very bland compared to the scents.

very low amount of carbonation, light body, .. really not much else.

a very nice looking pour with some nice complex smells, however it falls short in every other aspect. kind of a disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 02:59:09 | More by facundoCNB
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-09-2014 14:42:10 | More by LJWalker
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khargro2

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

05-09-2012 02:05:12 | More by khargro2
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 15:09:00 | More by secondtooth
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-24-2013 10:43:00 | More by Drknight
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-18-2014 23:21:39 | More by rorjets
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Gerst Amber from Yazoo Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.