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


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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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 and Silver Medal winner at the 2014 International Beer Challenge (Contains barley & rye). Available (pasteurised) in 500ml bottles and 440ml cans.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjoeng (1046) - SINGAPORE - APR 2, 2016
4.5%ABV. Nose is beery and sweet. Slight malt dreg funk. Mouthfeel is light and lager like. Palate has ton of pale malt. Slight phenolic flavor. Good bitter hops. Mild. Brief. Finish is clean and beery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adasko (2109) - 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 its light, plane, soft and not aggressive. Straight classic English pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
xXbaptisteXx (235) - - MAR 20, 2016
De couleur ambre 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

   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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (1091) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (626) - - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Don2711 (430) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (662) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnAlpha (7) - - JUL 21, 2015 does not count
On [email protected] 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 Im 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, Sharps - Special/Doombar/Own.

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