Gerst Amber | Yazoo Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States
yazoobrew.com

Style: German Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by sommersb on 03-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,961
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
287
pDev:
13.96%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
86
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 287 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of cryptichead
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of breardon1776
3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KensWorld
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rihup
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rubezahl
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mitzvahman72
3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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Photo of JRaffTX
4.13/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Alexc11
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overall good, light tasting beer. Expectvan an amber color with a thin lace. Some caramel and fruity notes. Not bitter slightly carbonated.

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Photo of brittanylicious
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of needMIbeer
3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Clear amber color with just a hint of a head.
Aroma of caramel and bread.
Ditto on the taste. Caramel and bread. Big malt presence, little or no hops.
Medium-bodied. Very sweet.

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Photo of Crimson-RV
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from a 12 oz bottle two finger head lasting a short time. taste mostly a sweet bread and nutty combo of malts with a mimimal hopps presence is substancially better on draft..

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Photo of chris826
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shrimply_pibbles
4.33/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 615starr
4.38/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A solid traditional beer.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm trying this at Buffalo Wings and Rings in Franklin, TN. It poured a clear amber with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent was non descript. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink like a common amber ale. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's not too shabby.

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Photo of Bryan12345
4.75/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An amazing amber ale, great malty, carmely flavor. A touch more hops and it would be absolutely perfect!

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Photo of vol4life88
4.17/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerucee
4.75/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Like drinking liquid fresh bread! At fin roof.

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Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Little hard to tell what this was like fresh. Tastes a little oxidized at this point. Amber in color, good clarity, nice white head. Good carbonation. Nice malt aroma of bread and caramel. Toffee and caramel flavor. On the malty side with very little bitterness. No hop aroma or flavor. Well made just not anything spectacular.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mshiner1
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was honestly pretty boring. Nothing to write home about. Not bad flavor but just tasted like nothing special. Probably won't want to buy it again.

Personal rating: 5/10

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbehlar
4.7/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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Gerst Amber from Yazoo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 287 ratings