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Gerst Amber | Yazoo Brewing Company

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3.5/5
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270 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#40,766
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
270
pDev:
14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
83
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 270 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pirmannt1
3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wpayne40
4.04/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is sweet, nutty, with light fruity specialty malt character and a touch of floral hops.

Flavor is a little buttery. The fruity specialty malt and light citrus hop character become nutty and malty in the finish.

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Photo of stclairvoyant
3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nyrblue2
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of groggycorpse196
3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.09/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Barnsley
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhysicsBrew
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OB1
3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
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 +13.1%
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 +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dthebate
3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcorn
4/5  rDev +14.3%
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 -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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4.09/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
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 -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of George1005
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of batt6343
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gerst Amber from Yazoo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 270 ratings
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