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Ghost River Golden Ale - Ghost River Brewing

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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.66%
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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fuzz


5/5  rDev +46.6%

07-18-2012 23:27:19 | More by fuzz
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mmagbee


4.75/5  rDev +39.3%

07-26-2012 17:12:35 | More by mmagbee
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KWD

Tennessee

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
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Beersnob77


4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

01-02-2013 21:28:21 | More by Beersnob77
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agammon

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

02-04-2013 00:28:45 | More by agammon
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rajreddy

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +17.3%

07-17-2014 02:14:28 | More by rajreddy
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swh89


4/5  rDev +17.3%

07-26-2014 19:21:44 | More by swh89
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JHeskew


4/5  rDev +17.3%

07-07-2012 14:56:38 | More by JHeskew
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Crafty_Vol


4/5  rDev +17.3%

07-03-2014 21:52:53 | More by Crafty_Vol
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +17.3%

11-13-2012 21:07:53 | More by grahamboudreaux
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AshyLarry23

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +17.3%

02-27-2013 21:47:53 | More by AshyLarry23
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +17.3%

11-20-2011 18:07:17 | More by DoctorB2B
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boudreaux

Alabama

4/5  rDev +17.3%

02-17-2013 18:46:59 | More by boudreaux
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wabritton

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +17.3%

02-16-2012 01:34:10 | More by wabritton
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.91/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

Serving type: growler

04-02-2013 14:53:16 | More by BlueMoon10
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +10%

03-13-2012 00:51:28 | More by doucmehu
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Ted

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +10%

07-25-2012 02:56:55 | More by Ted
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RocksteadyRye

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +10%

09-10-2013 15:15:00 | More by RocksteadyRye
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Vancer

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Schlafly Repeal festival, this Golden poured, well golden (bit on the hazy side), with a nice white head that left bits of lace in my lil' sample glass - which I tried 3 times!

Light malt in the aroma with a hint of roasted nut. The nut came through in the quaff nicely, mixing well with a woody resin and a touch of caramel. Well balanced with the hops in the finish, I was pleased with this brew and would look for it again, in the bottle for some summer STL quaffing

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2009 18:16:59 | More by Vancer
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Mdodge8837

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +10%

04-17-2012 19:58:52 | More by Mdodge8837
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RichH55

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10%

01-21-2014 18:56:06 | More by RichH55
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robertjskelton

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +10%

01-21-2014 22:42:45 | More by robertjskelton
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59rockabilly

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +10%

07-06-2013 23:18:47 | More by 59rockabilly
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jerryjeff

Tennessee

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.

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...

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 01:00:04 | More by jerryjeff
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, rich golden with a creamy off-white head. A light grain aroma. Taste is sweet and light caramel up front, followed by a rich cream flavor, next up is some doughy bread, and a zesty light bitter finish. Mouthfeel is good. Over a nice kolsch, I would get this again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2012 03:01:41 | More by tronester
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Ghost River Golden Ale from Ghost River Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.