RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (4211) - 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.

j12601 (11831) - 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.

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!

mrjaxson (586) - .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.

Ahuth (589) - 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

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.

solidfunk (8951) - 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.

kerenmk (4751) - 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.

hayduke (5204) - 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.

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.

AdamChandler (5051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Crotch warmed reddish orange. Smells interesting. I guess it’s am amber ale. Munich malts, rye. Spicy aroma. Thin carbonation. Thin finish. Not great

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