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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

95 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 95
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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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-17-2012 17:17:17 | More by richbrew
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olinwp

Delaware

4/5  rDev +14.3%

07-06-2014 17:03:49 | More by olinwp
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +14.3%

05-05-2014 03:00:47 | More by wrightst
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TomG2751

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-20-2014 21:14:58 | More by TomG2751
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-24-2014 14:26:22 | More by Burkbom23
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2014 01:19:00 | More by Darkmagus82
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kcrosson492

Virginia

3.01/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Since my girlfriend grew up in Georgetown I always grab a case of 16 Mile when I'm here. It is a pretty good beer.

A-The bottle is okay but could have a little more character.

S-The smell is malty and roasted.

T-The taste is okay but gets better over time.

M-A little weak but goes down smooth.

O-It is an okay beer overall. It is nothing to brag about.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 01:07:20 | More by kcrosson492
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RyanByorick

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

03-10-2014 00:27:57 | More by RyanByorick
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

02-24-2014 03:41:50 | More by Gatordaddy
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RVigz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

02-06-2014 01:15:32 | More by RVigz
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gwiedman1

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

02-02-2014 19:57:11 | More by gwiedman1
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

01-04-2014 22:27:15 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.3%

01-04-2014 21:15:33 | More by djrn2
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

01-04-2014 04:46:08 | More by smithj4
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dbl_delta

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

01-03-2014 13:46:53 | More by dbl_delta
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DrBass

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev 0%

10-13-2013 03:56:10 | More by DrBass
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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

10-04-2013 13:16:24 | More by Bouder32
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Yorktoberfest

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.3%

09-27-2013 21:26:39 | More by Yorktoberfest
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Hessian257

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-08-2013 19:05:24 | More by Hessian257
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Delaware

3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-03-2013 01:04:02 | More by ferrouswolf
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On draft at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, MD.

The beer appears amber to copper colored with an inch of creamy white head. A thick sheet of lacing lines the walls of the glass. The aroma offers sweet malt, biscuits, fruit bread. Slightly sweet and malt forward. Light in body and smooth on the palate with a mild hop bite in the finish. This was OK.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2013 00:15:09 | More by Huhzubendah
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metter98

New York

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.
T: The taste has flavors of toasted malts along with notes of caramel malts and earthy yeast, the latter of which lingers through the finish. A slight amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: While this beer seems rather malty, there's enough bitterness to balance things off and keep this very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 01:01:08 | More by metter98
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Act25

New Jersey

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 00:26:18 | More by Act25
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mrskunk

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-13-2013 14:10:52 | More by mrskunk
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark reddish amber with a quickly fading medium beige head. Both taste and aroma has some toasted caramel malt, barley with some mild bitter hops for balance. A medium bodied brew with mild carbonation on the palate. Finishes with some toasted caramel malt and mild hops bitterness. Flavor could have been a bit stronger but overall an good drinking brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 19:24:19 | More by Samp01
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Amber Sun Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.