Gerst Amber
Yazoo Brewing Company

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From:
Yazoo Brewing Company
 
Tennessee, United States
Style:
Altbier
Ranked #86
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
80
Ranked #28,012
Avg:
3.52 | pDev: 14.2%
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
265
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 08, 2022
Added:
Mar 25, 2011
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  98
SCORE
80
Good
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Notes: Check out a piece of Nashville brewing history! Gerst Brewery was the original Nashville brewery, but never recovered after prohibition. We are excited to partner with the Chandler Family, owners of the Gerst Haus Restaurant, to bring this beer back right where it belongs – Nashville, Tennessee.

This is a very “clean” beer, with mostly German malts and a hint of flaked maize, remaining as true as possible to the original Gerst recipe.

11 IBUs
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
12oz six pack from Total Wine. Amber colored pour with a small frothy head. Malty aroma and taste, light toffee notes, mildly sweet and dry. Pretty average.
Oct 08, 2022
 
Rated: 2.76 by bendukes86 from South Carolina

Aug 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.6 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.78 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Aug 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.66 by metter98 from New York

Aug 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.68 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Aug 04, 2022
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Reviewed by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Served up a clear, amber-hued body with an off-white head, slim in stature.

Smell: A simple aroma of toasted bread, a bit of nutty, toffee-accented graininess.

Taste: A toasty taste flushed with cold, cleansing water. Small, sweet hint of powdered toffee crumbles. Very, very faint fruitiness. Ultra mild herbal hint and with very little discernible bitterness. Starts very lightly sweet and ends about the same, honestly.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied, leaning a bit watery. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Rather simplistic in its attributes, but it does make for rather food-friendly easy drinking.
Jun 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.52 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jun 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.85 by _Adam_ from Maryland

May 16, 2022
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Rated by Manta200 from Kentucky

3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Single can from Party Source
May 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.74 by Ox8840bo from Illinois

Apr 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.73 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Mar 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.12 by Aquatherm_SE from Alabama

Feb 16, 2022
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Paying tribute to Nashville's brewing history, their Amber Ale is actually a traditional German-lager inspired ale, modeled after the Dusseldorf Altbier of the city's historic Gerst Brewing Company.

Gerst Amber gets going with a strikingly bright amber appearance. With the color of honey and floating a frothy white cap, the beer greets the senses with soft suggestions of toast, caramel, nuttiness and lighter floral honey. To taste, a malt-centric flavor of toasted honey, cashew and cereal in a light granola kind of way.

With the sweetness fading on the middle palate, the malts favor the more toasty elements of grain with the flavors of bread crust, medium toast and a savory nutty character starting to shine. With the hop display transitioning from floral aromas to a balancing bitter spice, the late taste is even keel with lower woodsy and herbal hop impressions coming to life.

Medium bodied but lighter feeling on the palate than your standard American Amber Ale, this Altbier has a clean old-school german balance with the smoothness of lager brewing. Its a refreshing beer with a little more gusto than Oktoberfest or Vienna Lager but not quite as bold as Amber Ale. Finishing balanced with bitter sweetness, Gerst trails into a medium length aftertaste that favor the toasty-sweet malts.
Feb 15, 2022
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
From Legacy single shelf.
12/9/21 born on date, Opened 1/24/22
LOOK; Pours clear, bright amber with an off white light tan head. Head retention is less than desirable.
AROMA. Sweet caramel, not much else.
TASTE: Not much else.
Expected better.
Jan 24, 2022
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. Pours copper red with a small white head. Smells of caramelized grain, slight bright fruit. Tastes of caramelized grain with very slight bright fruit. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a good beer.
Dec 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.62 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Jul 12, 2021
 
Rated: 1.94 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Apr 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Winbed from Indiana

5/5  rDev +42%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I had tried it several time at the Gerst Haus in Evansville. Finally decided to buy a keg for home. Malty, smooth with no after taste. Great amber head, with a dark brown body. Keg will remain fresh for a lot longer than other beer I have had.
Jan 02, 2021
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

2.84/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
10/2020 Harris Teeter
Oct 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.71 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Aug 04, 2020
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Reviewed by ZlaVydra from Georgia

2.48/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Bought a sixer from Total Wine in the ATL burbs. Was excited to try a new "amber ale," but apparently this conforms more to the Altbier style. This was disappointing from the outset, with a very meager head and faint malty aroma. Taste? Reminds me of a less hoppy Sam Adams lager. Goes ok with food, and and definitely not terrible, but I would not buy again.
Jun 24, 2020
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Rated by Smurf926

4.22/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Great beer for early afternoon wind down. Soft after taste. Love the low bitterness.
Apr 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.42 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Mar 03, 2020
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From a 12oz bottle. Pours a clear amber color with two fingers of fluffy cream head. Roasted malt and herbal hop smell. Medium feel. Lightly roasted malt with a hint of noble hops. A good example of the style.
Jan 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.41 by dschwartz13 from Tennessee

Dec 27, 2019
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Rated by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good beer; easy drinker, low hops.
Dec 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.33 by JDizzle from Indiana

Nov 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.14 by BigDaddyJohn from South Carolina

Jul 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by ConnorOG from Florida

May 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.11 by mg97 from Mississippi

Mar 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jan 21, 2019
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz draft served cold at Gerst Haus Evansville in a shaker pint 4.5% ABV per menu. The beer pours brilliantly bright dark amber with khaki head. The aroma is mild with toasted malt and stone fruit. The taste is semisweet caramel with a heavy dose of adjunct (likely corn). The finish has only a touch of bitterness and has a noticeable oily/soapy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, adequately carbonated and undry in the finish. Overall, ok. This is only a altbeer in the sense that it would have been a traditional Americanized version many years ago. Ok with food, but nothing to seek out.
Dec 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by cryptichead from Illinois

Dec 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.27 by breardon1776 from New York

Dec 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.45 by KensWorld from Florida

Nov 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Rihup from Illinois

Nov 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.69 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

Sep 20, 2018
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Reviewed by Mitzvahman72 from California

3.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
With a light amber color, it has flavors of light dried fruit and stale caramel, with a faint aroma of the two. The carbonation is crisp with an aftertaste of malty apple juice. In terms of pre-prohibition ales, this is a good option. Another good Pro-prohibition beer to try is the Hopski from Acoustic Ales Brewing in San Diego. Make sure to get it on draft, as it tastes much better than the bottle.
Aug 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by JRaffTX from Texas

Jul 22, 2018
Gerst Amber from Yazoo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 320 ratings