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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.


3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vladivostok (427) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Pale with a distinct hop aroma but as others have said, not overly citrusy. Good level of bitterness but I have to say, I found it a little thin. The strong aroma however makes it quite a drinking experience.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (8516) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Cask at the moon under water JDW Watford. Orange clear pour with a loose off white head that disapates. Aroma is nice berry hedgerow hop with gooseberry and spicy lemon. Flavour comprises of hop resin spicy pine, straw cereal and some orange. Pretty decent. Medium sticky resinous feel in the mouth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sad24 (208) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 A distinctive American hop taste, but not excessive. citrus, caramel, earthy, alcohol?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (2578) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Cask sugar loaf Leicester. Golden amber colour slight white head. Aroma toffee malts. Taste same slight hop bitterness. Medium body soft carbonated. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Light amber with a frothy head. Hop dominated golden ale. Citrus and floral on the nose. Nice citrus with a bitter kick. Crisp, with a nice bitter finish. A great way to slake that thirst on a hot summer day. I actually prefer this in a bottle or can (3.9).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Great aroma. Smells like caramel. Medium gold colour. Clean in the palate. Light caramel sweet in taste with a mild bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2178) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 Cask @ The Junction, Clapham Junction. Copper. Clear with a bit of head, heavy lacing. The aroma is faint but lovely, with Piney and fruity hops coming through. Taste is bittersweet, shot through with hops. Dry bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (1263) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 27, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 A tasty brew that provides a worthwhile difference from others the style. What mainstream beer should be (albeit wishfully).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Cask @ The Clarendon Leicester. Bright amber colour. Aroma is citrusy. Taste is nice sweet malt, with assertive but not overpowering hops with associated bitterness. Very nice this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6085) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
Three hand-pulled pints in The Kings Head, Lingwood, on 25th Oct 2013. Looked good on each pour: bright amber, clear and clean, on top a full white head that gave some heavy lacing. Just like itís bottled brother it leads with citrus notes in the nose and taste: has a pleasant bitter feel, yet comes with a malty undercurrent. Itís well balanced and easy to drink, hence the three pints!


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