Gerst Amber
Yazoo Brewing Company

Gerst AmberGerst Amber
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Style:
German Altbier
Ranked #168
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
81
Ranked #44,338
Avg:
3.54 | pDev: 13.84%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
297
From:
Yazoo Brewing Company
 
Tennessee, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  6
Gots
  93
SCORE
81
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
Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 297 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by jkblr:
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3.4/5  rDev -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.

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Gerst Amber from Yazoo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 297 ratings