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RATINGS: 76   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 (3639) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boomersmancave1 (132) - Wheatland, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle. Grainy aroma. Grain, malt and spice taste. Light in spice but still has a light cinnamon aftertaste. Good with grilled food. Will have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AdamChandler (4518) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Crotch warmed reddish orange. Smells interesting. I guess itís am amber ale. Munich malts, rye. Spicy aroma. Thin carbonation. Thin finish. Not great

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle - pours gold white head - nose/taste of bread, flaked corn and caramel - med body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JStax (5214) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle shared. The beer is a clear amber with a beige head. The aroma is dry nuts and a bit floral. Some chemical notes. Medium sweetness. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
vandc01 (339) - North Branch, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Expectations were low - so I guess I am not too disappointed. I suppose for the style it is OK, but not cup of tea.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
Bus share, RBSG 2016. Bottle. Light copper hue. Sweet corny caramel malt, noticeable diacetyl. Simple.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle on RBSG bus. Pours a cloudy gold with medium white head that lasts. The aroma is spice, corn, grain. Medium body, toasted grain, corn malt, metallic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Sampled at rbsg. Clear golden copper. Fruit and spices. Cinnamon. Stone fruit. Tangerine, but not really that much of anything.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (12728) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle - Dark malty notes. Clear copper with a small head. Light caramel. Boring and very simple.

   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.

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