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RATINGS: 54   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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rbowers83 (14) - Old Hickory, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Not perfect, but darn near close for my taste. I enjoy local beer, so this one is in my back yard. Great taste that keeps pace, and doesnít leave an aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3877) - - JUL 11, 2012
bottle. clear copper. sweet honey and floral nose. flavor has the perfect amount of sweet and balance. medium body with an ultra smooth palate. cereal flavors with honey and floral hops. just a really great amber all around. cool retro looking label.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4207) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Clean, sharp golden amber pour with one finger of sandy tan head. Nose is biscuity with notes of toasted grain and caramel with herbal hops. Sweet, notes of caramel and herbal hops. Bready malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (1464) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Nice easy drinking amber sweet enjoyable. Malty goodness. Nice head good mouth feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llcooldave (1148) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Clear Orange, no head. Caramel aroma. Crisp palate Man, thatís a weird flavor. Graham cracker and caramel, I guess. Some stale notes. Odd...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rustyham (1754) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2011
As compared to the Gerst that was contract brewed in Penn., this one is more hoppy, more sparkly, and a little more astringent. there is less flavor of corn and sweet malt. A little more metallic. Itís good, but itíll take some getting used to. On tap at Melrose Billiards, Nashville

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2012
Ar: Peaches, orange, sulfur, and some toasted malt. Ap: Crystal-clear orange-amber - medium-smell very light tan head with good retention and a touch of lacing. T: Toasted bread and yeast up front - light tropical fruit esters and some mossy and spicy hops - biscuit and a bit of red apple on the finish, with medium-low bitterness. P: Medium-light body with medium-high carbonation - finish is dry. O: Solid sessionable amber ale - nothing fancy, malt-oriented and fairly clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (2856) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2012
6 pack from Midtown. Pours an amber color. This is a pretty straightforward amber ale. Itís right in the middle of the style. Itís not very hoppy, though decent bitterness is imparted. Plenty of biscuity flavor is present with even notes of caramel. It remains balanced and smooth throughout. Light fruity and corn flavors pop up. Not bad, but not gratifying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (1951) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2013
12oz bottle. Mellon color pour, with a wisp of fine white lace. Aroma is lightly grassy hops and a bit of cereal. Flavor is a little vegetable, cereal, and a touch of hop bitterness. Smooth over the tongue, and full. Easy to drink and enjoyable.

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