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Adnams Ghost Ship (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular. Originally a special but was made permanent.
Note: The original version of this beer used Pale Ale malt, Crystal malt, Munich & some Wheat malt and the hops were specified as Columbus, Chinook & Citra.

At 4.5% abv, this Pale Ale has a good assertive pithy bitterness and a malty backbone. It is 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11352) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2014
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg. Clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 041014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smalle (142) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2014
Cask at Gladstone in London. Not much aroma. Stone fruits, some citrus. Almost like drinking peach juice, but very watery unfortunately. Actually better than my rating suggests, but completely lacking any depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Aroma: light citrus fruits and caramel, some grain malts. Appearance: clear gold,small, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: citrus and grain, nice subtle sweetness, turning lightly bitter and dry in the average-long finish. Overall: nice Golden Ale, well balanced, nice aroma. Pint at The White Horse, Parson’s Green.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3642) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Cask at the Haymarket. Pours clear gold thin white head. Light cereal and citrus aromas, bit bready. Taste is light citrus, balancing sweet. Again, decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pudding (183) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
5 litre cask: Pours with slight haze, light amber, white head, subsiding. ar: fruity hop. ta: strong hop taste, reasonable bitterness. Quite dry. pa: quite syrupy mouthfeel, with a chewy toffee finish. ov: Top quality beer from Adnams with good depth of character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1005) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 27, 2014
Cask at Victoria Inn, Holkham Hall, Norfolk. Appears pale golden with a decent white head that laces well. Aromas of cereal malts, hay, mild caramel and citrus hops. Sweet malts up front balanced by a decent citrusy hop bitterness. Smooth lightish flattish palate with easy sessionability. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The Etruscan (542) - Tuscany, ITALY - AUG 21, 2014
Off white weak head. Amber colour. Aroma is hoppy with fruity (apricot and light orange and grapefruit) notes. Flavor is moderately hoppy with light fruity (green apricot and plume) ending in a moderately hoppy, very slighty grapefruity finish. Light bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (352) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Cask at the Assembly Rooms, Epsom. Pours dark golden with a thin white head. Great citrus and pine aroma. Short bitter finish. One of the better Adnam’s beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciaranc (918) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 18, 2014
Cask at The Three Tun Tavern. No notes, from memory. Clear amber, lasting off white head, pleasant hoppy aroma, flavour is a smooth drinking malt with a fair hop bite in the finish. Silky mouthfeel, some residual bitterness in the finish. Very enjoyable and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1470) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Cask at White Horse, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk. 9th July. Clear gold. Thick, bubbly, white head. Flora. Citrus. Grainy malt. Taste is light bitter. A little mineral dryness. Fresh, zesty palate. Finish is punchy, citrus bitter. Best pint of a quick jaunt to Norfolk.

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