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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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msquared36

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -34%

07-31-2014 02:18:31 | More by msquared36
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craft_shannie

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

07-01-2014 15:24:03 | More by craft_shannie
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KDawg

Illinois

2.58/5  rDev -24.3%
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

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2012 05:07:49 | More by KDawg
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

04-19-2013 10:14:10 | More by Thorpe429
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AlexFields

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

04-26-2014 19:49:55 | More by AlexFields
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

10-05-2013 04:21:20 | More by AlaskanYoung
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target88

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

12-05-2013 22:33:07 | More by target88
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rangerred

Tennessee

2.85/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2012 00:20:08 | More by rangerred
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donniecuffs

New Jersey

2.93/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 06:12:20 | More by donniecuffs
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jsprain1

Minnesota

2.95/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2010 08:16:32 | More by jsprain1
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J2L


3/5  rDev -12%

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

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12%

10-11-2013 20:11:06 | More by acurtis
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -12%

06-20-2014 16:03:43 | More by atlbravsrno1
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BWH999

California

3/5  rDev -12%

12-14-2013 06:52:00 | More by BWH999
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ParraPalliative


3/5  rDev -12%

03-29-2012 00:26:20 | More by ParraPalliative
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hockenbeer

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12%

06-17-2012 16:43:53 | More by hockenbeer
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ArmedsouthernEr

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -12%

01-04-2014 23:28:05 | More by ArmedsouthernEr
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scripna

Florida

3/5  rDev -12%

07-10-2014 00:56:51 | More by scripna
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mdfb79

New York

3/5  rDev -12%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 23:52:27 | More by mdfb79
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12%

10-14-2013 17:33:30 | More by djrn2
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NickCurley

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -12%

04-02-2012 01:15:25 | More by NickCurley
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NickB_Ohio

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12%

02-27-2014 10:58:49 | More by NickB_Ohio
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eguter


3/5  rDev -12%

08-16-2012 02:33:46 | More by eguter
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GeorgiaBrewed

Mississippi

3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
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!"

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 01:59:25 | More by GeorgiaBrewed
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to pitasoup. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear light golden color. A small fizzy white head develops quickly and disappears even faster. Not much lacing is left on the glass. Good carbonation is evident from appearance alone.

Not much going on in the nose. There is a sublte malt sweetness and perhaps some zesty lemon aroma but not much else. There isn't any hop character detected.

The taste has a little more to it than the nose. The sweet malt is still what stands out most. There is a touch of some bready malt as well. Not much in the way of hops here either. The lemon that was in the nose also isn't present.

This beer is very crisp and very clean. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Very easy drinking.

This beer strikes me as a great summer beer. The flavors and aromas aren't very bold but they aren't bad either. It's good enough for an easy drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 18:39:05 | More by ms11781
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Ghost River Golden Ale from Ghost River Brewing
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