Adnams Ghost Ship 0.5%

There are always a few bottles of this in our fridge


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A very successful low alcohol version of Adnams’ award-winning Ghost Ship, a “citrus pale ale” that really lives up to the description. Opening the bottle, the sweet caramel of the malt is topped by a subtle fresh zest of dry hop citrus on the nose and the pour is relaxed and frothy, giving a head that fades while also clinging to the side of the glass. The real surprise comes in the mouth, where a fizzing whack of tart lemon and lime overwhelms the sweetness of the malt, giving a refreshing astringency in the checks and throat that is both deeply beery and very refreshing. As one of the pale ales that first opened our eyes to the extraordinary quality of the new generation of low alcohol beers – and one that’s much in demand in our local pub – we have an enduring loyalty to Ghost Ship 0.5%. There are always a few bottles of this in fridge.

Makers Notes

“To make Ghost Ship 0.5%, we first brew a version of Ghost Ship 4.5% using East Anglian barley – locally-grown Rye Crystal malt and Cara malts. We dry-hop with Citra, Chinook and Cascade to create those bright, citrus aromas and flavours, and ferment as we would normally. The beer is then sent across to our reverse osmosis plant, where under pressure water and ethanol travel across membranes. The driver for the process is the concentration gradient of ethanol across the membranes. We add lots of water to carry the ethanol away leaving concentrated Ghost Ship, minus the alcohol. We then blend back some fresh water and carbon dioxide to create Ghost Ship 0.5%.”

Tasting Notes

  • Colour: lemon gold
  • Nose: caramel zest
  • Head: weak but clingy
  • Taste: sharp lemon and lime citrus over sweet caramel
  • Mouthfeel: zesty, well balanced
  • Finish: medium, refreshing

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Other Drinkers' Ratings

IPA & Ale
ABV achieved by
reverse osmosis
UK, Suffolk
Bottle size (ml)
Gluten Free
Calories Kcal/100ml
Citra, Chinook and Cascade
Principal ingredients
Water, malted barley, malted rye, hops, yeast
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*Majestic Wine - Awin
*The Dry Drinker - Affiliate Future

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