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Blues' Golden Ale - 16 Mile Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
73
okay

103 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 18.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
16 Mile Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Balanced layers of flavor. The crisp and clean finish of Blues’ Golden Ale makes it the perfect complement to any meal. 16 Mile names this golden ale for The Delaware Blues who fought in almost every battle of the Revolutionary War. Also pictured on our label, a monument in their honor is located Outside of Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 07-17-2010)
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5/5  rDev +59.2%

mgladd32, Dec 06, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +35.4%

eschuler, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

tugdriver7, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

wrightst, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

skriv, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of akorsak
3.88/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 22 oz aluminum bottle from Liquid Assets.

A: Another stunning head from 16 Mile. This one is white and fluffy, three plus fingers on pour. Mild lacing followed the decline of the head. The blonde ale portion of the package is hazy with a golden glow. Looks like a witbier.

S: The blonde ale has a restrained aroma, sweet grains and breads alongside earthy hops.

T: The blonde ale is grainy with a light flavor. Pale malts create a mild toasted flavor that remains light throughout the glass. Yeast adds a musty flavor, a fruity compliment to the malts, that dries the mouth out. Not much in the way of hops. The yeast and breads spend a while on each sip.

M: The mouthfeel borders on a Belgian pale ale, lots of fruity flavors hanging around within the malts.

D: Again, I'm a fan of the delivery vessel, a sturdy aluminum bottle. The blonde ale has a nice zing to it, a refreshing drink that goes down very easily.

akorsak, Sep 19, 2010
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3.83/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ba Review #198
Served On: 07/23/2012
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

Had this one at the Rehoboth Ale House while on summer vacation at Dewey Beach. Paired nicely with the Station 86 burger.

Look: Was a darker clear gold color with a nice white cap of foam on top. Carbonation bubbles were not real plentiful. Lacing was also very light.

Smell: Aroma was of a biscuit sweetness, almost like a Maibock.

Taste: Sweet biscuit and a nice bold malts started things off. Then a slight hop bitterness hit just in time for a clean finish to cleanse the palate.

This beer definitely offered a heavier palate for a Golden Ale.

CraftBeerTastic, Jul 24, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served in a frosty goblet. Golden color with a creamy and frothy white head. Nice lacing throughout.

S - Not very strong, hints of yeasty, earthy flavors.

T - Good mellow flavor, wheat and apricots.

M - Malts were creamy. A very smooth and balanced beer.

O - I really enjoyed this one. A very solid plain beer. You could have a few of these.

LuthersMug, Apr 05, 2011
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3.81/5  rDev +21.3%

cantal, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.78/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Devil's Backbone willibecher.

Randomly found a stash o' these guys at Norm's as I was about to leave. I'm always happy to find some new brews to sink my taste buds into. This one pours a hazy orange straw topped by a finger at best of white micro-foam. The nose is a bit faint, cmprising corn syrup, wheat, coriander, and what seems to be a touch of black pepper. The taste holds notes of wheat, citrus zest, coriander, pepper, cardamom, and a touch of flowery grapefruit hiding in the background. The body is fairly light, with a light moderate carbonation and a rather refreshing feel and finish. If this had some added banana and clove, I'd say it was a minor hefe. In any case, a very nice "Summer beer", one I'm glad I randomly stumbled upon. Plus, I am diggin' the rad aluminum bottle.

TMoney2591, Jul 18, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

kurt5316, Sep 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

seanbren, Mar 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

MightiestBeard, Feb 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've had this on tap, growler, and bottle.

If you are looking to turn your BMC friends to Craft Beer, this is where you start. Basically a full bodied full flavored Budweiser.

I was looking for a good substitute for my crab feasts, as nothing goes better than hot crabs and old bay than cheap American light beer. While this beer is not light, or cheap, it's still a nice golden ale and goes great in this situation. Of all the 16-Mile offerings this is the one I drink the least.

dhartogs, May 20, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

DeezJutz, Apr 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

Mojoman8561, Feb 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

kb2250, Sep 13, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz Aluminum Can-bottle poured into a Pint Glass. Sent to me by THECPJ. Cheers Shane!

A - Pours a clear, light gold with a fluffy white head. Lot of visible (and audible) carbonation. No real lacing left on the glass.
S - Sweet biscuit malt with some lemon rind, pepper, and a slightly sour "twang".
T - Subdued flavors of light malt, biscuits, lemon, pepper, coriander, and grass. Not bad, probably could session these for a bit on a hot day.
M - Light-bodied with crisp carbonation.
O - If you're looking for a crisp, quenching, sessionable hot-day beer, this would be perfect. Grab a few cans and go!

jsanford, Apr 13, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The standard 16 mile brewery packaging: 651ml aluminum container shapped llike a tall bottle. Poured into a SA sensory glass, this brew appears a cloudy light orange/yellow color with 2 fingers worth of fluffy white head. Head retains decent but as it fades it leaves only a bit of leggy lacing about the glass.

The aroma of this brew has a scent of fresh bready sweet grains upfront. A touch of herbal hops are noticed in the background. A slight indication of some fruity esters are present, very similar to orange rind and a very subtle spiciness.

This beer has a very light flavor profile. Upfront it tastes of fresh bready grains with a light indication of fruity/citrus hops. Also included in the taste of this brew is a mixture of light spice that come across like a orange rind meets cloves.

Overall this is a clean finishing and easily drinkable beer. At times it seems a bit watery but it is a light bodied brew with a moderate level of carbonation. No problems finishing the oversized offering but it isn't really something I would revisit again.

stakem, Sep 11, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Jason, Jan 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

briandaube, Jun 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

BurgeoningBrewhead, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some floral notes. Taste is biscuits, malts, some floral hops, a mild sweetness, easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a refreshing beer.

tone77, Mar 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Fatdenny, Jul 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

bigeyedfish89, Dec 19, 2011
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Blues' Golden Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.