Ghost River Golden Ale - Ghost River Brewing
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Reviews by jerryjeff:
3.7/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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...
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2011 01:00:04 | More by jerryjeff
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4.74/5 rDev +39%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
The beer looks exactly as it's supposed to. It's not a Kolsch. It's a golden ale. If you didn't figure that out, you were already in for the wrong ride. This beer really opens up and its floral, has a great softness due to the water they use, and it has a slight sweetness and bitterness thats perfectly balanced. Overall a great beer for session or whatever. Perfect for all seasons.
Serving type: on-tap
01-03-2014 15:56:13 | More by KWD
Ghost River Golden Ale from Ghost River Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.