Gerst Amber
Yazoo Brewing Company

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German Altbier
Ranked #168
Ranked #44,320
3.54 | pDev: 13.84%
Yazoo Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States
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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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Reviews by stoutmanmcporter:
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3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

L- Poured semi-aggressively from a 12oz bottle into a large perfect pint glass. One finger of head quickly dissipated leaving only a small layer on top of the slightly opaque amber brew. Very pleasing color, but left little to no lacing as I enjoyed.

N- Slight nutty aroma. Not an extremely powerful scent, but that is possibly operator error given that I smoke cigarettes. (they pair very well with any style of beer)

T- Slightly sweet and nutty initially. Then a bitter/sour flavor presents itself after a few seconds. Not the worst tasting beer I've ever had and not the best, **BUT** I personally enjoy stouts and porters so take that into consideration.

F- Crisp and vivid mouthfeel. Medium bodied. In my opinion, the best part of this beer. (Other than the alcohol of course)

O- I was born and raised in Tennessee and Yazoo first caught my attention with Dos Perros, which I loved. Time after time, people told me to try Gerst, so I finally grabbed one in a pick 6. It may have possibly been over-hyped for me, but I think Yazoo has better beers. However, several of my friends disagree. If you get the chance, grab one and see what you think, because whether you like the beer or not, you're still drinking a beer. Cheers!

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