Brewed by Adnams
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Ghost Ship is a ghostly pale ale which takes its inspiration from Adnams 600-year-old haunted pub, The Bell. Brewed with a selection of malts - Pale Ale, Rye Crystal and Cara. We use Citra, and a blend of other American hop varieties to create some great citrus flavours. Bronze Medal Winner at The International Brewing Awards 2013, Silver Medal winner at the 2014 International Beer Challenge and Gold Medal Winner at The Indie Beer Can Awards 2014 (Contains barley & rye). Available (pasteurised) in 500ml bottles and 440ml cans.

BeerBaboon's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBaboon (1886) - - SEP 19, 2012
Colour of copper with off-white head. Aroma is malty, fruity, grassy and piny. Flavour is bitter, grassy and malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stout4stout (31) - neath, WALES - MAY 14, 2016
An excellent Pale Ale. Very, very pale. An excellent flavour, complex & subtle, hops++, citrus, grapefruit. Thus far I’ve only been able to obtain Ghost Ship in cans and they seem to have had a problem at their cannery, many of the cans ’gush’ upon opening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canddw (89) - - MAY 13, 2016
Amber beer with medium foamy head. Strawberry, lemon on the nose with a hint of marmite. Strawberry and cream taste, biscuit, caramel and hints of grass. Light bitter finish. Smooth palate. Good but slightly too creamy and needs more bitter hit.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
I_LUV_BEER (78) - - APR 19, 2016
Served in a tulip glass from a 500ml bottle. Pours a clear dark golden colour with a big and creamy white head with good retention leaving medium lacing behind. Aroma is refreshing with clear citrus, grapefruit and hoppy notes. At the second sniff some grass and herbs creep in. Taste is pleasantly bitter-sweet with grapefruit, pale malts, orange zest and a touch of pine resin. Medium carbonation and light body with a pleasant bitter finish. Very drinkable and refreshing. Nice one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1283) - SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2016
330ml bottle served in pint glass.
A: Pours a clear orange color forming a big and creamy white head with good retention that leaves a lot of soapy lacings in the glass.
S: Refreshing nose. Strong notes of sweet pale grains and tropical fruits. Notes of grapefruits, orange zest ans passion fruit. Grassy, herby and a bit citrus.
T: Slightly sweet upfront taste. Strong notes of pale malts and grapefruit. Notes of orange zest, resin, pine and passion fruit. In overall, the taste is dry with medium hops bitterness.
M: Light body and average carbonation. Pale malts followed by an herby and fruity aftertaste.
O: Good drinkability. Classic American style Pale Ale made in England.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1891) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAR 25, 2016
A very serviceable traditional pale ale. Modestly fruited, dry, mild bitter hints late. Really easy to slurp.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (684) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2016
0.5 l bottle from K-Citymarket Ruoholahti, Helsinki. Nice head with clear amber ale. Taste has malts and hops but as strongly as in a bitter. This has also something else which I think is the water. Quite mineral taste. No, this is not a Golden Ale or Bitter this is really an English Pale Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4336) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle from Tesco. Polished. Relentlessly effective. Great sappy sticky British twang. Crisp, bitter, flavoured all through the tongue zone. This was good news for the face sac. Liked.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2018) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle at Stuntney Social Club. Golden brown, clear, without excessive visible carbonation. Floral smell but also quite eggy, not the glorious hop scent that can be produced by cask. Bittersweet, biscuity and fruity taste. Well-carbonated palate. Rather have the cask but it’ll do.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1120) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2016
Godt humlet, let sødlig. Fin øl til en let anretning til fx frokosten. Ellers lidt kedelig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
uckelman (547) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
Pours clear, medium amber. About a half finger of dense tan head. The Citra hops are quite prominent in the nose. Bittersweet, grainy flavor. The rye adds a nice spicy finish. Not bad.

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