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Adnams Ghost Ship

By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

Adnams Ghost ShipTasting notes and ingredients

At 4.5% abv, this Pale Ale has a good assertive pithy bitterness and a malty backbone. It is brewed with a selection of malts - Pale Ale, Rye and Cara – we use Citra, and a blend of other American hop varieties to create some great citrus flavours. Check out all our Ghost Ship goodies here.

What's the Story?

Ghost Ship is inspired by one of Adnams’ most haunted pubs in one of the UK’s most haunted villages, the Bell at Walberswick. The shores of Walberswick are littered with eerie wrecks of smuggling ships from a bygone era

Want to know more?

Ghost Ship was adapted from a recipe for Deathly Pale Ale. Ever heard of it? Well if you haven’t you’re not alone. Even the most avid Adnams fans would struggle with this one and with good reason, it never existed, or at least not officially. In 1975 a centenary ale was concocted with an Abv of around 9%. Unusually rather than simply call it Centenary ale it was decided it’s name would be Deathly Pale. The label was duly designed featuring a skull and crossbones, labels were printed and delivered to Adnams but at the last moment the label was pulled. Perhaps the label was too similar to the symbol for poison but whatever the reason new labels were quickly commissioned and the beer was renamed Centenary ale. A few hand labelled bottles of Deathly Pale did escape from the brewery, one of which sits in the cabinet at the Red Lion in Southwold. Carbon footprint: 537 (gCO2 equivalent emissions per 500ml equivalent bottle). Read more. Contains barley & rye

Awards

      Gold Medal Winner at The Indie Beer Can Awards 2014         IBC Silver award 2014     Silver Medal winner at the 2014 International Beer Challenge.     International Brewing Awards 2013 - Adnams Ghost Ship     Bronze Medal Winner at The International Brewing Awards, 2013    

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