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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
50% Pale malt 31% Vienna malt 12% Cara 20 malt 7% Flaked maize Bittered with Perle, flavor and aroma with Tettnanger OG: 11 Plato FG: 2.5 Plato IBUs: 11 SRM: 5.0 Fermented on the cool side with our house ale yeast, around 62 F for primary fermentation. The cool temperature restrains our house ale yeast, so that the beer is very clean, with a slight ester that we think pairs up well with the caramel flavors from the Cara 20 malt. So itís an ALE, but with the clean character of a typical lager, and without the slight sulfury notes some lager yeasts give. So where did we come up with the recipe? The Chandlers did not have any original recipe information, so we relied on descriptions from the time, plus some information on the recipe that Evansville Brewing used when the Chandlers introduced Gerst Amber back into Nashville in the 1990ís. Most of the beers that the William Gerst Brewing Company would have made would have been lagers, likely in the German style, but they did produce some ales. As far as ingredients, we used mostly German malts, but with a small portion of flaked maize (corn). I canít be sure, but I would guess that some of these adjunct malts would have been used.

edgallow's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (3477) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2012
12 oz bottle pours amber with a thin off white head. Aroma of caramel malts and yeast. Taste of the malt , not much else. This will be a good yard work beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malaclemys (458) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Pours clear copper with white head. Aroma is Caramel, nut, light fruityness, bread. Taste is diacetyl, caramel, bready, grain, nut. Balanced finish. Light-mid body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 11, 2015
On tap @ Yazoo. More of a light orange than anything...kind of on the blonde side for an amber ale. Sort of just watery and grainy. Thereís some sweet cereal/corn flakes, bread, and a bit of seltzer. Light grassy hops, a touch of straw, and a bit of a caramel sauce sweetness. Not a fan of this one.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
weitz15 (530) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Dark amber pour, thin white head. Body is watery thin, flavor has notes of sweet malts and almost no hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuenSmith (28) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Honey to Amber color, nose has notes of barley, grains, grass. ON the palate it is crisp, and bubbly and has a nice snap, tastes like it smells with mild flavors of malt. Beer pours with little foam that dissipates quickly.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Quick3Beers (812) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Craft beer club beer July 2015. Pours a clear amber from a bottle with a root beer float colored head. Aroma of caramel corn, flavor of caramel and corn. Thin mouthfeel. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
pkbites (857) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Cool retro looking label. Lovely brownish orange pour. Light, malty nose. All very nice. Then comes the weird, funny tasting flavor. There is something odd in this that I donít like at all. Subtract that and itís pretty good. With it it borderline sucks. Bottle at Rippys, Nashville, Tn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5796) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle: Slightly hazy amber-orange with a small beige head. Caramel, fruity aroma. Caramel malt, orange malt, flavour. Mild, sweet, easy drinking.....very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emeister84 (1984) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Aromas of soft caramel, mild butter, earthy hops. Clear orange-amber with a mostly lasting white head. Slightly sweet, flavors are pretty subtle, caramel, bread. Light bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (2144) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Okay, light Amber. Copper colored. Caramel malts, some mild bitterness. Nothing special

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Low-flavored but clean beverage. Light and refreshing with a fair bit of acidity.

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