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Ghost River Golden Ale - Ghost River Brewing

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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ghost River Brewing visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with the finest two-row malted barley and German variety hops, Ghost River Golden’s mellow, refreshing character is accentuated by Memphis’ soft water. Munich and caramel malts give this beer enough sweetness to balance the crisp, dry finish.

19 IBU

(Beer added by: Vancer on 04-19-2009)
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Reviews by ShogoKawada:
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Rhode Island

3.1/5  rDev -9.1%

reviewed blind via Blind Beers BIF 6, thanks to pitasoup

big head, bright gold/yellow color. Head is slow to fall and puts some frosty lacing on the glass.

Sweet fruity/grassy malt. Light. No real sense of hops. Aroma is very subdued- not an aromatic beer.

Taste is similar. Sweet, light malt. Mildly bready. Some bitterness in the finish, along with a metallic twang in the finish. It grows on me as I sip it and it warms up a bit.

Mouthfeel- beer is light in flavor but a bit more heavy body-wise. Good carbonation, lingering sweetness is pleasant.

I like this beer. Not much for malt or hops- easy-drinking stuff.

This beer would be great in the summertime heat.

01-12-2012 20:39:00 | More by ShogoKawada
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3/5  rDev -12%

10-24-2012 02:27:29 | More by J2L
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12%

10-11-2013 20:11:06 | More by acurtis
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4.75/5  rDev +39.3%

07-26-2012 17:12:35 | More by mmagbee
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5/5  rDev +46.6%

07-18-2012 23:27:19 | More by fuzz
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3/5  rDev -12%

06-20-2014 16:03:43 | More by atlbravsrno1
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

07-17-2014 02:14:28 | More by rajreddy
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Pours to a frothy white head and deep gold color. Aroma is grassy hops and sweet malt. Favor presents with a grainy start, biscuity, vinous middle and clean, mildly hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is light and co2is generous. had this beer on tap the night before this review and have to say on tap is definitely better. Overall, a decent Kolsch and a good crossover brew for the mid-south.

12-30-2012 20:41:41 | More by EagleTalon
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-02-2013 06:16:37 | More by Ajlvt
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

05-15-2014 03:05:23 | More by utvol
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2.58/5  rDev -24.3%

poured from tap into a pint glass. pours a solid gold color with no real head

a bit aromatically challenged with some aromas of malts and a touch of grains

light bodied with some flavors of malts. Lacking some flavor, but the feel is nice

a pretty forgettable beer. I didn't even realize it was supposed to be a kolsch. It didn't really taste like one or be one

04-21-2012 05:07:49 | More by KDawg
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-26-2014 23:52:14 | More by CraigTravor
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

05-24-2013 04:58:16 | More by mcdsports
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3.91/5  rDev +14.7%

I have had this beer in a bottle, on tap and have also picked up a few growlers from the brewery. It's a very enjoyable beer. It's light but not too light.

A: Golden with white, creamy head
T: Very smooth. Easy to drink.
M: Silky, smooth finish.

I really like this beer. Perfect beer to enjoy outside.

04-02-2013 14:53:16 | More by BlueMoon10
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

08-13-2012 03:36:40 | More by TheBishopco
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3/5  rDev -12%

12-14-2013 06:52:00 | More by BWH999
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-24-2014 22:50:17 | More by BigRedDog
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3/5  rDev -12%

03-29-2012 00:26:20 | More by ParraPalliative
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District of Columbia

3.35/5  rDev -1.8%

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 1/30/12
*From notes

-- Bottle purchased at Buster's Liquor Store in Memphis, TN on 1/20/12 --

A: Extremely clean. It's a pale, fair yellow in color. A standard pour yields a loose and white 1.5 finger head. Minimal lacing and collar.

S: Some untanned leather, dry corn flakes, unbuttered popcorn and clean, untoasted malt.

T: Crisp and a bit sweet. A hearty helping of creamed corn steals the show here. The back end features just a touch of white smoke.

M: Lively and playful carbonation up front, which quickly whisps away to reveal a light to medium body.

O: In no way does Ghost River's Golden Ale resemble a traditional Kolsch, though it didn't prevent me from moderately enjoying it. This actually comes off like a cream ale, not too dissimilar to Sixpoint's Sweet Action. If you're looking for a reasonably flavorful craft session option, this would most likely deliver your fix.

01-31-2012 21:42:43 | More by Rhettroactive
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3.7/5  rDev +8.5%

Got a 12 oz bottle out of a six-pack shortly after started distribution in Memphis area so figured I'd review.

Sweet toffee/caramel scent no real hop presence, only sweetish scent plus some malt

Medium-high carbonation, enough that it hides the taste a bit to me. Bit heavier than water and has a bit of presence on the palette

Light amber in color with maybe a hint of copper, poured to slight head in 1/2 liter globe which quickly dissipated. No lacing, bit dissapointing regarding head retention/behavior

Scent doesn't mislead, there's a sweet toffee/caramel like taste in there with a slight sourish note maybe. My guess is it's meant to be positioned as an approachable beer for non craft beer drinkers and not be offensive. No real bitterness to speak of. I like this although I don't know that it's a beer I find worth paying craft beer prices for.

Rather, easily sessionable beer.

I think this is a good drinkable beer that has a nice sweetish malt twist. I don't think it's quite a kolsch and may be more of a blonde or even a cream ale in thinking of it. Not spectacular, maybe a good starter beer for those who might start drinking craft/imported non fizzy yellow water...

12-20-2011 01:00:04 | More by jerryjeff
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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Ghost River Golden Ale from Ghost River Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.