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Amber Sun Ale - 16 Mile Brewing Company

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Amber Sun AleAmber Sun Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

97 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
16 Mile Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Roasty finishing malts, balanced with just enough bitterness provides a traditional amber ale that is dark red to the eye, but not heavy on the palate. 16 Mile names this premium amber ale for the famous sunsets found at the Breakwater Lighthouse located off of Lewes Beach, Delaware.

(Beer added by: Imstillthegman on 08-05-2009)
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 22-ounce aluminum bottle into a plain tumbler pint glass.

A: Medium, reddish copper color with fierce carbonation building to a two-finger head of dense, creamy, off-white foam which retains nicely and leaves a bit of sticky lace.

S: Sweet, roasted caramel malts, a bit of toffee and smoked peat, but also a hint of bubble solution or sidewalk chalk; hard to place it.

T: Smooth, creamy, bitter roasted malts with a hint of metallic, watery grains that interrupts an otherwise semisweet and fruity malt palate. Very low bitterness with a dose of smoky, sticky malt sweetness and herbal, mineral water and hop taste in the finish.

M: Medium-full bodied with a hint of creaminess. Very smooth throughout but a bit of a harsh, metallic feel before the finish.

O: Not a bad red, but certainly one that isn't without its flaws. Hovering around 6% ABV, it's on par with the plethora of other red ales and even has as good of a look and mouthfeel as most. A bit overly carbonated and maybe a bit metallic, but not all that bad of a red ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 00:12:19 | More by Gambrinus1184
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3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served an deep amber color with a one finger off white colored head. The head has a decent level of retention, fading to leave a moderate level of streaky on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer lighter overall with some aromas of toasted malt and a little bit of caramel sweetness. Along with these smells are some light earthy and grassy smells with just a hint of biscuit mixed within.

Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit and toasted malt flavor with a lighter level of caramel sweetness. As the taste advances so too does the caramel increase in intensity, but it does so only temporarily, with it again fading a bit as the flavor advances more toward the finish of the taste. Once the caramel starts to dwindle some hop flavors of a more earthy and grassy nature come to the tongue. These remain relatively light overall, and when mixed with the bit of caramel sweetness and the rather toasted malt flavors of the brew, end up leaving a rather clean and crisp lightly roasty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both suit the flavor profile rather well, making for a very easy drinking brew that is rather refreshing overall, but yet still adequately stacked in flavor.

Overall – A rather easy drinking beer. Although a little light in the bitter department for a esb and in many ways more amber ale in nature in my opinion, it is decently flavorful and easy drinking none the less.

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look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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On draft at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, MD.

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3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear garnet red in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense beige head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of earthy yeast are present in the nose along with hints of toasted malts.
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16 Mile - solid brews that focus on alt, english and brown style ales so far in my experience. Willing to take chances. A solid player at reasonable prices. Attention restaurant owners, esp in mid atlantic, - it's got great LOCAL pub ales, great food ales.

Poured from glass bottle into .5 L Cylinder to complement pasta and salmon w fresh from garden tomatoes. (Great food match)

A: Crystal-clear red-amber. Nice color, head, carbonation. No lacing.

S: Toasted bread, dried fruit, yeast. Much better than say - Newcastle. Vert pleasing brown ale aroma.

T: Agree with what ABro wrote " broth, yeast, faintly buttery". Also malt, caramel, woody, spice, only a very little hops, semidry finish, light finish.

F: full bodied. A real English style. Old fashioned. weighty without being too heavy.

Great flavor and balance. It's a stronger English Ale style, which is great now and then. I'd take it over New Castle or Smithwicks 1000x.

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Amber Sun Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.