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

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 and Silver Medal winner at the 2014 International Beer Challenge (Contains barley & rye). Available (pasteurised) in 500ml bottles and 440ml cans.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adasko (1778) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 25, 2016
Fruity, estery and malty aroma. Very classical. Clear amber color. Poor head for a beer from cask but still has a super lacing. In taste it’s light, plane, soft and not aggressive. Straight classic English pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
xXbaptisteXx (234) - - MAR 20, 2016
De couleur ambrée limpide La mousse et fine On va sentir une amertume En bouche on va sentir une amertume seche mais avec peu de longueur Au final elle et sympa mais manque vraiment de longueur .. Dommage

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klungemeister (2) - - DEC 31, 2015 does not count
Enjoyed a pint of this in the Three Tuns (JDW) in Blackrock, Dublin. Was delightful to not have to drink Guinness!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Cask at Congress, Longton. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet citrus hop, some spice, caramel touch. Decent bitter. Not a golden ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (1019) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 11, 2015
Draught at the Linen Weaver. A really bright, fruity aroma. Citrus hop with a slightly sweet malt character. Well-rounded but a bit too sweet by the end.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (568) - - NOV 1, 2015
An excellent example of what a British Bitter should be - woody & floral hops finished off with a good amount of bitterness. Rated by BrewTom

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Don2711 (374) - - SEP 9, 2015
Malty aroma. Appearance okay. Taste spicy caramel with fruity tones. Nice hint of vanilla at end. Bitterness is good on palate with out being too much. Better than bottle or can.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (655) - ITALY - SEP 7, 2015
On tap. Pours clear amber with a beautiful thick, solid creamy off white head. Aroma is light sweet malts, some yeast, light spices, hops. Taste is similar with more fruity notes from the hops, some citrus, light final bitterness. Medium body, watery texture, light carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnAlpha (7) - - JUL 21, 2015 does not count
On tap@The Blackwater Stream - Broadstone. A fantastic ale from Suffolk based Adnams. Straight after the pour a heavy fermented head builds, but is quickly dissipated/topped. On the nose; the malt & yeast presence is unmistakeable, earthy elements creep in alongside vanilla (right at the end). It is non-carbonated and it has a warm, off red hue. In typical style it has a complexity that "Creeps" up after a couple of good mouthfuls. Largely caramel undertones dominate, alongside hay, citrus notes (summer style-originally May-Oct brew), mature "dark" powerful (not overpowering) hoppiness. Malt and lemon & lime on the palate after swallow - good bitterness remains. Satisfying pint! In my opinion, this is one of the few ales that perfectly balances A.B.V potency and flavour. Normally I’m wishing it had more flavour or more alcohol, or both...but I reckon the balance here is spot on. This would make a fantastic session ale, but sadly I was on my way home from work after knocking off an hour early, so stopped for a cheeky pint en-route, shame. Like: Hopback Brewery - Summer Lightening, Sharp’s - Special/Doombar/Own.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (3033) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Gravity at the Aldburgh Country Show. Amber with some off white froth. The taste is surprisingly hoppy with some citrus and pine notes. Some caramel undertones too. Much better than expected. A good full flavoured bitter.


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