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Ghost River Golden Ale - Ghost River Brewing

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79
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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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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1/5  rDev -70.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

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2.58/5  rDev -25%
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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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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2.85/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap in Memphis.

Beer was a medium gold and slightly hazy with not much in the way of a head.

Faint grainy aroma with some wet grass and hay.

The flavor had plenty of bread and hay much like a Euro lager. There is definitely a soft wheat characteristic which does help drinkability. Light bitterness.

Overall, a pretty forgetable beer. Drinkability is extremely high but flavors are somewhat lacking. Not offensive but not impressive either.

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2.93/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally found my notes from Savor. This is taken from those notes...

Appearance is cloudy, carbonated yellow with a white head that didn't last long. The smell was bitter, earthy, and woody. The taste was carbonated and crisp, but very dry and bitter in the finish. Nice medium body on the palate, but not enough flavor for me to session.

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2.95/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A- Hazy golden with a two finger head on it.
S- Smell is very earthy, with some graininess and yeast scents playing in.
T- Earthy, with some sweetness. Slight hop taste to finish. I like my kolschs but the flavors just didn't mesh well in this one.
M- Sharp carbonation that distracts from this beer. When you have a beer with subtle flavors, sharp carbonation can be distracting. This beer suffered from that.
D- Sessionable, to be sure, but this beer needs a little bit of polishing.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this one in the 2012 Birthday BIF from bstaffor; thanks Brian! Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Duvel Green tulip.

a - Pours a clear bright yellow color with two inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for less then a minute and leaves no lacing.

s - Smells of grains, wheat, bready malts, and some light earthy malts. Not bad, but very bland and nonexistent.

t - Tastes of grains, bready malts, wheat, earthy notes, light lemon, and some tea/herbal notes. Better then the nose but still quite bland and light.

m - Light body and moderate to high carbonation. Crisp, a little too carbonated, otherwise easy to drink.

o - Overall a very average beer. Nose and taste and pretty bland, with some light herbal notes in the taste. Easy to drink but nothing special. Wouldn't seek it out again.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a stange glass

A: Gold color, probably a tad bit darker than the other kolsches I've had

S: Not really any discernible aroma. It's possible to smell a little bit of the malt, but nothing more than that.

T: Slightly sweet with a hoppy, but not overly bitter finish. Not bad really.

M: Very light and totally drinkable

O: It's alright and totally worth a try. It's not a bad beer by any stretch of the imagination, but there's nothing about it that made me say, "wow!"

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Ghost River Golden Ale from Ghost River Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.