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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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Photo of Bezy901
3.75/5  rDev +9%

A nice balanced beer. Toasted malted flavors permeate the beer but it's still a smooth beer that pairs well with anything. It has a sweet note but they don't linger for long.

Photo of flagmantho
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into a clear mug.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a tiny touch of haze and a moderately strong effervescence. Head pours a finger of fizzy, frothy white foam. Quite nice.

Smell: a bit on the sweet side for a Kölsch, but then again the label markets this as a golden ale, not a Kölsch. Grainy, slightly fruity; frankly, with its sweetness and lack of direction it doesn't really grab me.

Taste: again, it's just too sweet. There's a bit of maltiness here, but nothing in the way of astringent graininess or bitter hops to take the edge off the sweetness. There's just a serious lack of balance here.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body but with a big carbonation and a pretty satisfying creaminess.

Overall: this is definitely more like an American blonde ale than a Kölsch, but in either case it doesn't strongly appeal to me.

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