Adnams Ghost Ship | Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

Adnams Ghost ShipAdnams Ghost Ship
BA SCORE
62.1%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 116 ratings
Adnams Ghost ShipAdnams Ghost Ship
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
England, United Kingdom
adnams.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wl0307 on 11-14-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,820
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
116
Liked:
72
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
11.55%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
47
Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of matuto
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle, exp. 12/2017. Amber beer, a bit hazy. Subtle mineral, citric and earthy aromas and taste. Watery mouthfeel. Nice bitterness showing up after a while.

 164 characters

Photo of jhart96
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of saboliver
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

500 ml bottle. Fairly modest nose, malty with a touch of citrus. Nothing dramatic. Very pleasing malty first taste with limited hoppiness and the faintly metallic tang that is a pleasing feature of some Adnams ales. Hops and bitterness come through a lot more later. Perhaps a bread or biscuit note to the malt taste developing during drinking. Medium carbonation with a little bit of fizz in the mouth but not too much for me. Fairly light and easy-drinking. Would be a pleasant session ale.

 492 characters

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Enjoyed while on vacation in the UK. Pint served cool (from tap) at the Crutched Friar in London, nearby the Tower of London. Served in a Adnams Ghost Ship pint glass with some bad ass ship on it.

Appearance - Bright orange and amber colored brew. A half finger of white head sits on top as isn't going anywhere. Spotty lacing all over the glass.

Smell - Slightly earthy and musty with orange peel thrown in for good measure. Maybe some pepper in there as well and the light floral aromatics work nicely in the background. May be a strange combo but it works.

Taste - Light and fairly floral with middling bitterness, intensifying towards the end. Some orange peel shows up again.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and fairly light. Carbonation is low, but fits the flavors.

Overall - A pretty solid pale ale. Ghost ship is worth the price of admission and certainly wouldn't say no to a second pint.

 909 characters

Photo of josanguapo
3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From Elcervecero. In Ikea's pint glass. Playing Pillars of Eternity. Very mineral, with citrusy notes to lime and lemon, a light body and a well adjusted bitterness level. Sessionable but lacking taste and body

 210 characters

Photo of bpkrippner
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DypsoBubble
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought in tins from Sainsbury's supermarket. Good value at five quid for four.
Good light session beer with fruity citrus tasting hops. Nice balance of carbonation, acidity, bitterness and flavours. Excellent for a hot summer's day.

 237 characters

Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wigansinker
3.12/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of windowside
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Umbriel
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

The somewhat cheesy label makes you think this is another pale ale in a sea of beers. But this one is particularly good and I came across it as a random buy. It's so well balanced and not too hoppy, too sweet or too bitter but has a lovely, very subtle burnt ash flavour. It exudes balance and it goes down very smoothly indeed. Recommended.

 341 characters

Photo of sephyrott
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Macamah
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spike
2.76/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From a 500ml bottle. A dark gold with an orange tinge. A thin, white head with open bubbles around the rim.

Smells strongly of tangerine, honeysuckle, and pine. Not subtle at all.

Flavour is citrus and pine. But there's a metallic note as well. Tastes like an large-scale brewery poured in an artificial flavour labeled 'New World Hops'. Not convincing.

Medium to thin mouthfeel with some carbonation and a hoppy astringency.

Looks ok. Bitterness is good. Not sure about everything else. I like hop-forward, american-style pale ales but this is such a weird, unauthentic, unbalanced offering.

 597 characters

Photo of Stevethebeerman
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPadilla
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ppin
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vinicole
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale amber. No head but plenty of rising bubbles.
Aroma of citrus hops tinged with malt.
Taste reflects the smell with a touch of sweetness counterbalanced by a tannic astringency.
Moderate feel..
and better on cask 28/07/17

 224 characters

Photo of bark
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cask @ Charlie’s Pub, Copenhagen Denmark.

Clear liquid, copper colour. The low head is cool white.

The bitter-hoppy smooth smell is somewhat sour, some floral notes.

The taste got distinct bitter flavours, but in a very English way. Citric fruits and ditto peels, orange squash. Medium body. The aftertaste is a bit harsh with lemon peels and dried flowers. The finish is a bit harsh.

Medium carbonation, stronger than expected from a cask ale. Smooth liquid.

A bit too harsh, I get the expression that this is an English bitter with too much modern world hops, not an APA with an English twist. Still, a quite nice beer.

 632 characters

Photo of ipek
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Martine
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rleon
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rale
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a slightly hazy golden-amber with a medium to big,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-grassy,spicy,orange,grapefruit,tangerines
T:
-Follows the nose plus a bready finish
-low to medium bitterniss
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
Good,refreshing Ale.
Somewhere between an English Bitter and SNPA

 330 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Adnams Ghost Ship from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Beer rating: 62.1% out of 100 with 116 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.