Gerst Amber | Yazoo Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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
Ratings:
264
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
13.89%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
74
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 264 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of groggycorpse196
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.09/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Barnsley
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhysicsBrew
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OB1
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazy, amber copper coloring, with a halo of white head. Aromas of roasted caramel, subtle hops bitterness, toasted vanilla, and a cracker backbone. Flavors are sweet and smooth forward, with a blend of caramel and nutty sweetness, a cracker backbone, and subtle cream notes. Smooth, light bodied, with a crisp undertone. Sugary sweet aftertaste into a smooth, crisp finish.

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Photo of Jericho7x
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

New to craft beers, so take this with a grain of salt. Im still trying to find something I like, and this beer is really tasty. Im not into hoppy beers...yet. I also cannot give you every detail and tasting note like many online, but this beer is not too watery, not too hoppy, not too malty. Just really good and drinkable. Could drink this year-round. If you are new to beers, give it a try!

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Photo of WaHaleWa
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dthebate
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcorn
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really liked this. Clean & easy drinking ale with some nice flavor too.

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Photo of Eziel
2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TexanByBirth23
4.09/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yazoo "Gerst Amber Ale"
12 oz. brown glass bottle
$1.50 @ Trader Joes #664, Nashville, TN

Basic amber ale brewed for the Gerst Haus restaurants. The retro label is probably the most impressive thing about it as it's quite basic; yet surprisingly found all over town on draft! I guess it fits that Yuengling type of niche, a beer that's got just a little bit more than your average American adjunct lager. Not necessarily worth trying.

Notes: Clear copper body beneath a white head. Average head retention and lacing. Limited aroma. Golden caramel and lightly honeyish malt dominates, backed by leafy and lightly herbal hops with yeasty mineral and light fruit components. Better than an average amber but not by much.

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Photo of jmg480
3.29/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of George1005
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of batt6343
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leroybrown10
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Redrover
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First off, I love the retro label on this stubby.

It is amber with an off-white head.

It has an aroma of grains and a bit of fruit. Not a ton there but there is nothing off or out of place.

It is solidly in the wheel house for an amber. It is slightly sweet and malty with some cracker notes. Hops are only distantly present and add some balance. Grains and red apple mid-glass.

The mouth is yeoman like.

I think they hit all the right notes for an old school alt.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

this beer is literally all over the city, one of the only craft beers to appear just about everywhere, but it did very little for me, and i think i would call it the worst of the yazoo beers i had on my trip. its a generic amber ale, both thin and sweet, and therefore nothing special. for me it could have used more body and some hop balance, maybe some oats and some more bittering hops, but i dont think this is intended to wow anyone. fashioned as an every day craft beer approachable to all palates, i think its successful in that, and probably has converted its share of macro drinkers, but for me it seemed underwhelming, especially next to their red house ale, which is one of the better red beers i can recall. carbonated just fine but it feels too light for the flavors. i could see it working in a rare grilled steak context, but outside of crazy good red meat, its pretty irrelevant in the grand scheme...

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Photo of bareju
2.89/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yeasty Amber, not a fan at all.

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Photo of Buck89
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a stout glass. A mildly hazy golden amber color with a medium sized off white head. Decent retention. Muted aromas of brown bread, wheat, and toffee. Bready malt up front with a slightly tangy bitterness. A bit of citrus and a bit of floral notes. The flavor seems muddled. Medium bodied and well carbed.

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Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gerst Amber from Yazoo Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 264 ratings.
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