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RATINGS: 81   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 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.

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3.4
Ahuth (567) - 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 (2089) - 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.

2.4
solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Light rust like painted over lemons. Pours amber. Some caramel. Light sweet finish. Tap at brewpub.

3.5
kerenmk (4722) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 4, 2016
On Tap at Yazoo Brewpub, Nashville, TN, 5.5.16. Clear amber. A little alcoholic, slightly fruity and grainy aroma, sweet malty taste with lots of cereal. Medium body, smooth texture, fully malty finish.

2.8
hayduke (5187) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Botlle share on the RBSG Bus. Light amber. White foam. Medium body. Malts and no sign of hops. Odd metallic finish. Not particularly good.

3.9
Boomersmancave1 (133) - 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.

2.6
AdamChandler (4977) - 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

2.7
jtclockwork (16436) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle - pours gold white head - nose/taste of bread, flaked corn and caramel - med body

2.9
JStax (6349) - 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.

2.7
vandc01 (405) - 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.


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