Alcohol-free Ghost Ship
Firstly, let us congratulate Adnams, the UK brewery, for reaching the grand old age of 150 years. They have been brewing beers, ciders and spirits since the start and Ghost Ship Pale Ale is one of the fan’s favourites; so I was excited to discover alcohol-free Ghost Ship was now available.
So, it was no surprise that Ghost Ship was given a 21st-century makeover thanks to the creation of their 0.5% version; which along with Wild Wave and Sole Star make up Adnams’ alcohol-free collection.
Ghost Ship is a dry-hopped citrus pale ale where the alcohol has been removed to replicate its alcoholic cousin as closely as possible … but how does it stack up?
Is alcohol-free Ghost Ship any good?
Well, I’ve got to say this was a pretty disappointing alcohol-free pale ale; it didn’t help that I had reasonably high expectations after trying the alcoholic version of Ghost Ship, which was pretty good. I appreciate pale ales are meant to have a hoppy hit but for me, this was far too bitter and carbonated. It also really didn’t have much body to it i.e. felt just too watery in the mouth. The citrus after-taste didn’t enhance the experience, if anything made drinking it worse.
Aroma & Appearance
Not great. It did have a fruity, hoppy smell but there was an unpleasant background scent which I couldn’t quite place. The colour was pretty dark amber with a decent head to start with but quickly dissipated.
Ghost Ship alcohol-free pale is not gluten-free and does contain low levels of alcohol but is suitable for vegans. If you want to try this pale ale it’s available in bottles and cans from most supermarkets and specialists.
Buy Alcohol-free Ghost Ship
At the time of writing, you can purchase alcohol-free Ghost Ship from most supermarkets. You can also find this beer from the following specialists.