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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   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 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 (2619) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4629) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2015
12 ounce bottle thanks to John. Orange in color. Carameil. Some sweetness. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Arcadian (4) - Portage, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2015 does not count
Small head running the glass. Light amber appearance, light floral aroma, smooth and lightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Draft. Sugar and biscuit malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet biscuit barley malt and straw flavor. Nice body. Good - pretty sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (15104) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Draft at Pour House. Clear golden amber color, thin white head. Aroma of caramel biscuit. Taste has lightly toasted caramel and matchsticks. Interesting concept and interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (3040) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Draft at the Nashville Airport Yazoo. Pours clear bright copper with a creamy, fizzy off white head. Tastes like corn, sweet cookie malt, light fruit, and a little creamy. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like strong corn, sweet apple, and cookie malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
clincomedic (5) - - NOV 10, 2014 does not count
Clean, low carbonated. Nice Amber color. Not a lot of favors. Great beer for your guests.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2014
If you want to brew an unassuming beer for the masses, this is it. on tap at Yazoo, basic and malty clean finish no real taste other than the twinge of malt.. cool history average beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Stellaaaa (258) - 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. Itís sad when I have to chase a beer with vodka in order to get the taste out of my mouth.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
LuckyDog (614) - - AUG 22, 2014
Amber beers are generally too sweet for my taste. This is very malty but smooth enough to enjoy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thome50 (1197) - Morro Bay via Orange County, 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.

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