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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 it’s 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 1990’s. 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 can’t be sure, but I would guess that some of these adjunct malts would have been used.


edgallow's rating

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (2082) - 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.


1.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Stellaaaa (253) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Pours a fairly clear harvest-moon orange with little head or lacing. The aroma is of sweet rock candy and wet dog. The taste is of bitter hops, but without much discernible flavour per se. The mouthfeel is very watery, and it tastes a lot like mineral water with some quinine. Very disappointing. It’s sad when I have to chase a beer with vodka in order to get the taste out of my mouth.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
LuckyDog (139) - - AUG 22, 2014
Amber beers are generally too sweet for my taste. This is very malty but smooth enough to enjoy.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thome50 (1031) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Tap in the Yazoo TN Airport Bar. Pours a medium yellow/orange with small white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, hay. Taste is caramel and light. Not nice. Cereal.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pentaz (1240) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours near clear orange with a very small creamy white head. Aroma is cereal, buttery, pear, oxidized, light malts and hops. Taste is light+ sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is slick/oily. Finishes light dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rangerred (926) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2014
Had on tap in a pint glass. Pours a clear medium amber with a nice one finger white head. Fairly good head retention on a beer this light. Lots of caramel in the aroma along with a moderate dose of grassy hops. Some hay and toast as well. The flavor is somewhat sweet with some light toffee and toasted malt. A quick touch of fruit from the yeast along with some grass and hay. Mouthfeel is smooth and light with a pretty dry finish making this quite drinkable. Overall, a tasty, sessionable beer. I was surprised at how good this is and could easily see putting back a few on a hot day.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevd193213 (874) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - APR 5, 2014
12 oz bottle. Reddish amber pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of stale malt and caramel. Medium body with a faint earthy finish. Meh.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jandd1983 (2567) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2014
It poured a light copper color with an off-white head. The aroma was of molasses, some nuttiness and a hint of candy. The taste was of nutty undertones, hard candy artificial sweetness, a little saltiness and a hint of nectarine like fruitiness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (2610) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
13 Mar 2014, tap at Yazoo Brewing. yellow, clear, no bubbles. nose is light straw malt and hints of lemon rind. thin body and mildly fizzy. sugary, golden syrup and straw malt. okay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llcooldave (1082) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Pours a clear orange amber in color. Sweet fruity caramel aroma with a spicy note, kinda like caramel apples and cinnamon. Similar flavor as the aroma, caramel, and some spicy fruit and clove. Overall, decent and drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pinball (10844) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2013
clear yellow small white head. malty aroma, weird malty sort of caramellish cereral like note. flavor is malty, cerereal, caramel.


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