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Old Court Ale - 16 Mile Brewing Company

Old Court AleOld Court Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

89 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.41%


Brewed by:
16 Mile Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American ale that reserves its right to be different. A bit lighter in body, Old Court provides a citrusy hop aroma and caramel finish. 16 Mile names this ale for Sussex County’s original courthouse, which has been serving judicial needs since 1791. Today it stands on South Bedford Street just south of The Circle in historic Georgetown, Delaware.

(Beer added by: Imstillthegman on 08-05-2009)
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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 39 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by BeerCon5:
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

1.78/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a clear golden color without any head at all.

The scent was very skunky with a little hint of citrus.

The taste was similar, skunky, even less citrus presence, no hop presence, very watery.

Light bodied, thin and watery, low carbonation.

Unfortunately there isn't anything good I can say about this beer. Avoid this at all costs.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2012 18:51:23 | More by BeerCon5
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Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pretty deep copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, some faint malts, not a lot going on. Taste is light, well balanced malts and hops, not overly flavorful but very easy drinking. Probably better suited for drinking on a hot summer day. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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01-29-2014 04:07:58 | More by tone77
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Appearance – The beer is served an amber color with a one finger of a white foamy head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a bready and caramel smell along with some other aromas toffee. Some light smells of roasted malt as well as a little bit of grassy hop are in the nose as well producing a rather balanced aroma overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a slightly grainy and bready taste with hints of caramel sweetness within. The caramel is light upfront, gaining intensity up through the middle of the taste. At that point the graininess begins getting stronger as well and some lighter fruit flavors of apple and pear coming to the tongue. Some lighter roasted flavors greet the tongue at the end and with a bit of toffee and a light grassy bite, end up leaving a rather moderately sweet, very lightly roasted, and grainy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both are rather appropriate of the sweeter, bready and grainy flavors of the brew matching the tastes well and making for an easy drinking brew.

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A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high light beige head that died down a bit, leaving a thick collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing in the center and down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel and cracker malts are present in the nose along with some hints of butter.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and also has some added hints of fruity yeast. No bitterness is perceptible.
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A- A clear dark amber with a three finger off-white head.

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T- Bigger than the nose, nice balance between hops and malts, sweet malts, citrus, nice floral notes, slightly bready, slightly watery.

M- Smooth, fairly crisp, light to medium body.

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Nose is light a sweet. Little caramel. little malt. Little sweet corn.

Taste is a little flat. Little burst of sweet malt up front, followed by a very potent but muted dry and bitter hop. Tastes like hops with a blanket wrapped around them. Little bit of boozy aftertaste of scotch.

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Bottle into a stemless wine glass before Fri dinner of fresh tomatoe sauce, this will go well with dinner!

A: Pours an interesting mostly clear amber to mahogany , darker than Long Trail Ale or an ALT Beer. Light carbonation. 1 finger foamy/sudsy beige head that reduces to a thin film, medium lacing.
So far looks better than Long Trail Ale.

S: Very laid back and lightweight aroma, want more. Malts with a hint of biscuit followed by subtle salt grassy hops. Beachy and industrial at the same time, just like Delaware.

T: Caramel malts with a little brown sugar. A nice ale flavor arc. Just a little metallic, or oddness mars the dry, clean finish. Other wise, my mouth says - mmm would like another sip and this goes well with fresh tomato sauce dinner.

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Old Court Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.