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Gerst Amber - Yazoo Brewing Company

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168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.61%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

zestar, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
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

brentk56, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

kylehay2004, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

jlindros, Aug 05, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev +2%
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.

mdfb79, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of smcolw
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Slightly sour. Some muted hop. Rich body.

smcolw, Oct 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

orangesol, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

LXIXME, Sep 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Gonzoillini, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

rolltide8425, Mar 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

harpus, May 19, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Cynic-ale, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

TheSevenDuffs, Apr 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

aasher, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of woosterbill
3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
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!

woosterbill, Nov 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

mhaugo, Apr 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

AlexFields, Jan 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

atlbravsrno1, Jan 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

WDJersey, Jun 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Falcone, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Bottle of local brew, here in Nashville.
Pours a clear, amber color with a decent looking head, leaves just a thin trail of lace behind.
Smells of caramel malt and some grain husk. Minimal hop aroma.
Taste starts with the caramel malt up front, all around more on the sweet side.
Grainy, bitterness comes through at the end.
Mouthfeel and body is light to medium, with moderate carbonation.
Decent for the style, but I have had a couple better examples. Still pretty enjoyable on a hot
humid day.

BigBry, Oct 13, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

jsprain1, Jun 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Drknight, Sep 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

CraigTravor, Jan 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

OldTime, Jan 14, 2013
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Gerst Amber from Yazoo Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.