Ghost River Golden Ale - Ghost River Brewing

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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.91/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a crystal clear light golden color with tons of bubbles and a 1 finger frothy white head with good retention. Beautiful beer.

S - Very light smells. Mainly malts. Sweet smelling upfront and perhaps a lttile yeasty. Also detected a slight grassy odor.

T - Sweet, grainy malts. A very earthy beer. I really enjoyed it. Very, very slight bitter hops on the finish

M - Extremely light beer. Feels silky and smooth. Quite enjoyable

O - Great Kolsch. I found it to be very easy drinking but still quite flavorful. Definately a beer one could sit down and have multiples of.

Photo of AshyLarry23
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of boudreaux
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of agammon
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Beersnob77
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of EagleTalon
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of tronester
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Photo of grahamboudreaux
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of J2L
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of ubenumber2
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer at a concert in Memphis purchased from the Brewers stand , assume that it was pretty fresh. To me this is a good night out , day at the lake, mowing the lawn kind of beer. Far better than the mass produced St Louis Swill , nothing to sit around and sip on at the house or share for a special moment , but a good summer time hot weather beer to enjoy.

Photo of rangerred
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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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of eguter
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of mmagbee
4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of Ted
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of fuzz
5/5  rDev +45.3%

Photo of sommersb
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 07-17-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: 6-pack from Kroger

Pours a clear, golden color with lots of bubbles seen in the glass. The head is 2 fingers high, white, showing a fair amount of retention and good lacing.

Aromas include sweet malt and a bit of floral hops, with a touch of spices.

The taste is clean, with a slightly sweet and bready malt profile. Bitterness is very low.

Well carbonated, it has a crisp mouthfeel and medium body. Finishes on the dry side, but is well-balanced.

Overall very easy drinking, simple but enjoyable session beer.

Photo of JHeskew
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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