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Adnams Ghost Ship - Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wl0307 on 11-14-2010)
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-23-2014 02:45:50 | More by kristenrae8
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3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can: a large, 440mL blue can with an old schooner on it. Decent, though I still have an issue (unreasonable or not) with cans.

Appearance: pours a slightly orange amber colour with sporadic carbonation. A half-finger off-white head hangs about for a time before dropping to a thick ring. Little lacing.

Aroma: smells of bread malts, with a touch of caramel and some floral hops. That traditionally English earthen aroma also - refreshing.

Taste: fairly close to the aroma, but with that earthen flavour bigger in the mouth. Definite bread malts and floral notes. Pretty good.

Aftertaste: the earth drops away somewhat to be replaced with that caramel sweetness on the nose. Lovely.

Mouth feel: a moderate body with moderate carbonation also. I think that is what makes this a better pale ale than most that come out of England - it has a decent amount of carbonation - it doesn't feel as flat as a lot of others.

Overall: quite a decent English Pale Ale, and for an incredible price. Where most of these are well over $80 - $100 for a case, this one was AU$55 for a case of 24 x 440mL (2014), putting it in the same price range as a standard Aussie lager. A good beer for a great price.

Serving type: can

07-21-2014 11:26:16 | More by SmashPants
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-12-2014 18:00:03 | More by maxtax
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Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

07-07-2014 14:09:43 | More by altmer
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

07-05-2014 19:05:05 | More by beerinabottle
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-04-2014 01:03:40 | More by Gregaroo
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United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

06-30-2014 11:30:52 | More by KevinRailton
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Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed 12 oz. on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. Bright golden yellow with a small quantity of white head, I am immediately struck by the tropical hop aroma, starfruit, watermelon, and tangerine with an unexpected smokiness. Unique "English golden" ale in that the smoke carries over onto the palate (!), thin and fizzy yet with a robust biscuit and nutty maltiness and a hopping regime that delivers robust citrus/tropical fruit flavors, along with the expected English floral/earthy character in the finish. Includes Citra hops and crystal rye malt which could account for these unique attributes.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2014 22:41:09 | More by CalgaryFMC
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-24-2014 18:49:40 | More by rmehughes
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-14-2014 19:43:54 | More by hansavijaticar
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-14-2014 19:09:52 | More by poskok
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-29-2014 20:22:51 | More by windypete
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-16-2014 12:58:02 | More by Sam-VW
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-16-2014 04:23:26 | More by Jacobus79
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3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear amber, thin white fluffy head, nice retention.
Smell is full of biscuit and caramel, with a faint tropical note covered by tasty lime and tangerine.
Taste: grainy biscuity malts, with a nice hoppy fruitiness at first, citrusy tropical as in the smell, a bit toned down. It goes through some pine, quickly to a dry leafy tobacco bitterness in the finish. Slightly salted grains throughout make up the mostly malty taste of the beer.
Smooth medium body and carbonation, refreshing at first but the bitterness piles up quickly, rather dry.
A nice English ale, reallly good in its style.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 13:46:43 | More by dcmchew
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

04-10-2014 19:11:08 | More by Jerseyislandbeer
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

04-08-2014 11:23:41 | More by Troublebar
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-07-2014 20:30:50 | More by mrbigpappa
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Manitoba (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-02-2014 02:04:44 | More by mremoquillo
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

01-18-2014 06:29:05 | More by JavierGC
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

01-12-2014 19:43:23 | More by jroof1
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-05-2014 00:55:52 | More by DamageCase76
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-29-2013 14:46:46 | More by SimonTHGolfer
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4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a tulip pint glass. Best before June 30th 2014.

Rocking white head, three fingers deep and fluffy retention, filled with island caps and spider thick lacing. Body color is crystal clear brass bronze and shimering with some minimal carbonation. Practically textbook looking.

Nose is interesting. Did I just smell smoke? Smoke ash and some estery fruit bitters with a minimal malt sensing bouquet. Really interesting and different, not sure how I should react but it's neat. Not sure how this translates though on the palate.

Light bodied pale ale with some light caramel sense. Smoke action seems to turn to pine like hop bursts, and some more ashen earthen quality. Light bodied but a simple rich mouthfeel that coats everywhere in the palate. Somewhat chalky quality with this ashen bitterness mixed in.

A real interesting take on an English Pale, but the fruity ester quality doesn't seem to get out or some of the malt sweetness. Still quite delicious and easily drinkable for 4.5%.

Serving type: can

12-24-2013 15:18:29 | More by smakawhat
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-24-2013 08:45:18 | More by Kirk
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Adnams Ghost Ship from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.