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

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Garrat (1311) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
Cask at The Sole Bay Inn Southwold 2011.Light amber with a small head,great lime and hop aroma with some nice sulphur,taste is of light malt,hoppy lime,wild flowers and toffee.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marcbeer (12) - - AUG 20, 2013
I really love this ale. A fruity, very pale and complex ale, that is quaffable enough to drink all night. This was my choice of Adams cask for my wedding day. 'Nuff said! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012
Hand pulled cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW) Watford. Amber with a lively off white head. Impressively hoppy in an American way and well balanced against a clean malt profile. Grapefruit and lime with a lovely oily resinous swallow. Excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChalexLoveBeer (10) - Walthamstow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Lovely from Adnams - a brewery I donít normally like too much. Something exciting and new.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hugh (187) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2012
Draught in Waterbeach, Cambs. Ordinary looking amber beer, slight fruity nose. Then comes one of the best real ales Iíve had in years. Just a delightful bitterness with fruit tones. Nothing overstated, and that is where its beauty lies.Well done, Adnams!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sad24 (210) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 A distinctive American hop taste, but not excessive. citrus, caramel, earthy, alcohol?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (17647) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2010 cask in standing order ... hazyy golden yellow ... soft dry hop nose ... big juicy floral lemon hop ... soft easy and rounded ... little lemon peel nice .. tk 2 hazy golden choice ... soft fruity hop nose ... light fruits ... big citrus hop little creamy 3.7

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kubadzierzawsk (2) - - JUL 7, 2015 does not count
Restaurant in Essex, England. Colour about old gold and ruby. Nice citrus aroma of citra. Balanced malty sweetness. Light bitterness of chinook. Easy drinking but also well built and complex. Very good cask ale. Something in between of UK and USA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresthepath (1813) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2010
[Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading] Amber-gold with a small white head. Biscuit, hazelnut and a good, well balanced pithy grapefruit bitterness. A bit of pine in the finish brings sweetness to the palette. Unusual for Adnams in being hop rather than malt-led, but unlike many hoppy beers itís still well balanced with malt giving a satisfying mouthfeel. Great stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
Golden, clear, thin bubbly white head; aroma of fruit and malt; malty, slightly sweet with hops imparting quenching citrus fruit flavours - grapefruit and perhaps some lemon; bitter finish; moreish.


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