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Ghost River Golden Ale - Ghost River Brewing

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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.83%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Beersnob77, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of EagleTalon
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

EagleTalon, Dec 30, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

tronester, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

grahamboudreaux, Nov 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

J2L, Oct 24, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

ubenumber2, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of rangerred
2.85/5  rDev -17.2%

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.

rangerred, Sep 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

outdoor7or24, Aug 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

eguter, Aug 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

TheBishopco, Aug 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

mmagbee, Jul 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Ted, Jul 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +45.3%

fuzz, Jul 18, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev +4.1%

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.

sommersb, Jul 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

JHeskew, Jul 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

hockenbeer, Jun 17, 2012
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2.58/5  rDev -25%

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

KDawg, Apr 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Mdodge8837, Apr 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

garuda, Apr 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

NickCurley, Apr 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

ParraPalliative, Mar 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

doucmehu, Mar 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

ohtheguilt, Mar 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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.

mdfb79, Mar 04, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -11.9%

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!"

GeorgiaBrewed, Feb 26, 2012
Ghost River Golden Ale from Ghost River Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.