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
Ranking:
#42,555
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
280
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
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1
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Photo of LizT
2.84/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of travis875
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stoutmanmcporter
3.65/5  rDev +4%
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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Photo of CrabAppleCheeks
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gogomesh
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnsaxman
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A really easy-going beer and one of my early favorites, the Gerst would probably be my earliest recommendation for someone in Nashville looking to begin drinking beer for the first time. I would say it's responsible for keeping me interested in beer when I first started. It feels rich but smooth. It has a real classic look to it and the malty taste is really quite great. I would file it under the "dessert beers" category.

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

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

Photo of toler13
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pirmannt1
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wpayne40
4.04/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nyrblue2
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of groggycorpse196
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.09/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of OB1
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
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 +12.8%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gerst Amber from Yazoo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 280 ratings