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Ghost River Golden Ale | Ghost River Brewing

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3.31
pDev:
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Ghost River Golden AleGhost River Golden Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ghost River Brewing
Tennessee, United States | website

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

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

Added by Vancer on 04-19-2009

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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 135
Reviews by jerryjeff:
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3.74/5  rDev +13%
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.

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

Mouthfeel
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

Appearance
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

Taste
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.

Drinkability
Rather, easily sessionable beer.

Overall
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...

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Photo of J2L
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of dankjohn
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of mmagbee
4.75/5  rDev +43.5%

Photo of fuzz
5/5  rDev +51.1%

Photo of russpowell
3.46/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent gold with 2+ fingers of rocky cream colored head. Better than average head retention & lacing

S: Sweet breadyness

T: Follows the nose, graininess & soapiness up front. More graininess as this warms, dryness & soapiness as this warms. Finishes grainy & dry, with some sweetness

MF: Light body with firm carbonation, skews sweet

Drinks easy but nothing special, a little too sweet for the style

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Photo of SoSawcy
4.3/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giesch
3.84/5  rDev +16%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of rajreddy
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of hoppy91
3.28/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of EagleTalon
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Ajlvt
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of utvol
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of KDawg
2.58/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

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Photo of mshanecrowe
3.46/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of gtermi
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of user785335
2.95/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of CraigTravor
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ShutdownKings
3.52/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of mcdsports
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.93/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of TheBishopco
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Ghost River Golden Ale from Ghost River Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.