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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   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 its 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 1990s. 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 cant be sure, but I would guess that some of these adjunct malts would have been used.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4361) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayduke (4980) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AdamChandler (4571) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Crotch warmed reddish orange. Smells interesting. I guess its am amber ale. Munich malts, rye. Spicy aroma. Thin carbonation. Thin finish. Not great

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (15270) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle - pours gold white head - nose/taste of bread, flaked corn and caramel - med body

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JStax (5634) - 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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
vandc01 (353) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (9645) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
Bus share, RBSG 2016. Bottle. Light copper hue. Sweet corny caramel malt, noticeable diacetyl. Simple.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (11359) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle on RBSG bus. Pours a cloudy gold with medium white head that lasts. The aroma is spice, corn, grain. Medium body, toasted grain, corn malt, metallic finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6860) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Sampled at rbsg. Clear golden copper. Fruit and spices. Cinnamon. Stone fruit. Tangerine, but not really that much of anything.


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