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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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2.7
ryecatcher (1467) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2017
Draught at Acme Feed & Seed in Nashville. Not bad, not great, not really remarkable amber. An easy drinking brew that doesn't draw your attention away from watching girls or sports or whatever the fuck you do while you're drinking in a bar.

3.3
CMcGraw (30) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2017
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Amber golden color. Bready aroma. Sweet tasting with not much aftertaste. Nice change from all the IPA’s we’ve been drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
deyholla (12316) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Sampled from the tap at Yazoo BNA. Pours a clear gold with an amber hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains, biscuit and a hint of butterscotch underlying. Flavor sweet grains and biscuit with some cookie and a hint of butterscotch backing.

2.6
Dogbrick (13789) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Sample at Mellow Mushroom Nashville. Cloudy pale copper color with a thin off-white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lace. Grainy malt, fruit and a touch of hops in the nose. Light-bodied with a grainy malt character and notes of caramel and mild earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a corn and grain aftertaste. Slightly below average overall.

2.5
DieselStout116 (2) - - AUG 16, 2017 does not count
This beer is perfect in Nashville on Sundays during football season when sports bars offer it for $2.50 per draft during NFL games. In July, when you’re swatting bugs and sweating through your 3rd game of corn hole it’s kinda gross. Amber all around, not a malt bomb not hoppy at all either, essentially just an adjunct lager from a craft brewery.

2.8
j12601 (13144) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2017
On the RBSG16 bus. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Corn, grain, soft sweetness. Medium bodied, grain and sweetness. Corn, grain, sweetness. Not much going on.

5
refinedinthefire (1) - danville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2017 does not count
Please aroma that reminds me of sweet caramel corn, caramel/burnt coffee color, light/non harsh taste, hits the lips and I want to refill it again, overall a knockout!

3.2
mrjaxson (618) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2017
Starts with a caramel aroma and finishes like a semi-tart, apple cider. If that’s what constitutes an amber ale in Nashville then throw a banjo over my shoulder and call me Earl.

3.4
Ahuth (665) - Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Draft. Pours clear amber. The taste is unique. I kinda like it. Malt base for the after taste. There is a fruity upfront taste

3.4
ContemplateBeer (2097) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 20, 2017
12 oz. bottle from Memaw; bottled on date of 5/3/17. Aroma: Moderate caramel malts with somewhat lighter toast; hops have a light, candied fruitiness and a hint of spice. Appearance: Transparent, light copper body with healthy carbonation holding up a foamy white head that settles into a sticky skin. Flavor: Semi-sweet caramel up front with a good dose of fruity, candied hops; more toasty/spicy towards the finish, which dries up well and is barely bitter. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: A good quality amber that would make for a good session.


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