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Adnams Ghost Ship - Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: wl0307 on 11-14-2010

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Ratings: 69 | Reviews: 17
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A: Copper body. Almost no head.
S: Perfumy tropical hops.
T: Earthy/rindy with a likeness to elderflower. Dry, with some tea leaves. Not very bitter at all, which is refreshing for an American hopped ale. As it warms it gets even earthier and I get burned toast.
O: Better than I was expecting.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

440ml can. Orange amber colour with good looking two finger head which leaves a pretty good lacing. Smell of floral hops, passion fruit and mango, even a hint of marihuana? The taste follows the aroma, with some added maltiness. The hops and tropical flavours grow at the end and it finishes dry, leaving a slightly metallic after taste. Medium body and light carbonation.

Great offering from Adnams. I would love it with a bit more of body and strength, but i would say this is almost a bargain at 1.6 euros here in Spain.

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Cask at Churchkey in D.C.

The beer is orange with a small, soapy, white head. The aroma offers citra hops, biscuits, citrus fruit. This beer is a great fit for the cask. Beautiful feel. Bitter and yet smooth. Easy drinking and light on the palate. Good stuff.

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Tried during a tasting session on the Adnams brewery the tour, so keep in mind i'm basing this review off memories of about 50ml of the stuff!

Pours a lovely clear golden colour. Not much smell that I can remember. I do remember though, a great taste very clean and malty, I could have easily drunk a few pints of the stuff, and was very impressed.

Had to resist the urge to buy an 8 pint mini cask of this from the Adnams shop knowing I would have to carry it back home on the train. Overall a superb beer.

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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%.

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On draught at W J Kavanagh, Dublin.

Bright brass with white film that rings.
Fresh white toast on the nose with some ruby red grapefruit and papaya.
Slight toasty toffee biscuit up front but fizzy citrus, lychee and peach hops cut right in.
Pineapple-orange juice and humming pine need linger.
LIght, crisp, oily, some cling.

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Adnams Ghost Ship from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.