Ghost River Golden Ale | Ghost River Brewing

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Ghost River Golden AleGhost River Golden Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ghost River Brewing
Tennessee, United States
ghostriverbrewing.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

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

Added by Vancer on 04-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
150
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
17.77%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
36
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 150 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of jbehlar
3.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of mecmd
3.4/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Mississippi's finest. Golden in color. Clear in appearance. This gold was light and crisp. Nicely carbed and thin bodied. Easy drinking. Wasn't anything special but it's nice on a hot day. I would drink this over any macro any day.

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Photo of heerboth
2.86/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Markc72
3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jasadewi
3.55/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark orange in certain lighting, mostly dark and golden. Foamy white head that leaves fine lacing down the glass.
S: Oktoberfest malt smells.
T: A little graininess in the front with a nice Oktoberfest style malty finish.
M: Light and slick.
O: Really good Kolsch. I'd highly recommend it if you want a balanced Memphis beer.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LJWalker
3.44/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Try-em-all
3.98/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good look and solid smell. Goes down smooth with a great taste. While good, my expectations were a little higher before I tried it.

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Photo of singletary
3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tacostacostacos
4.08/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scratch69
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PoppyRobison
2.49/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

tastes like cheap beer

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Photo of Squire123
3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Light gold, white cap with good lace.

Aroma: Creamy malt, not sweet, creamy, as in slightly rounded, slightly sweet, yet both together. Bit of spicy hops.

Taste: Very nice malt cake with hop icing. Listed as a Klosch and that works for me. Slightly spicy tartness, clean finish, no aftertaste.

Texture: Wouldn't call it medium but it's certainly not thin.

Overall: This a pleasant lightweight that punches a bit above it's class. More of a food accompaniment that stand alone refreshment but it can do that too. It really doesn't do much more than Miller High Life but has much better manners.

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Photo of Frenzeljr
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of russpowell
3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent gold with 2+ fingers of rocky cream colored head. Better than average head retention & lacing

S: Sweet breadyness

T: Follows the nose, graininess & soapiness up front. More graininess as this warms, dryness & soapiness as this warms. Finishes grainy & dry, with some sweetness

MF: Light body with firm carbonation, skews sweet

Drinks easy but nothing special, a little too sweet for the style

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stortore
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of toti1972
3.11/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of khargro2
3.24/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JeffKowalek
2.25/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of AgentMunky
2.71/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Teku glass.
3/2.5/2.75/3.25/2.5
Limpid yellow-gold with mild effervescence and an initial finger and a half of head.
It smells unpleasantly grainy. Ah? It's a kölsch. All becomes clear. Mildly sweet-sulfuric lager yeast as well.
Huh! It tastes okay. Way too grainy and sweet, but at least not watery swill. This is a clean, delicate Lite Beer. I don't understand why craft brewers continue to manufacture craft beers that craft beer drinkers allege to revile. Either we all secretly love lagers or there's a wide swath of the populace willing to spend 40% more for gussied up Bud Light.

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Photo of MemphisSooner
3.24/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikeg67
2.7/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Butcher’s Shop. Pours golden with white head. Aroma is of pale malt and apples. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is of pale malt and some hops. The brew tastes like macro.

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Ghost River Golden Ale from Ghost River Brewing
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