Blues' Golden Ale - 16 Mile Brewing Company
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3.15/5 rDev +0.6%
Appearance: Clear, golden straw color with a lot of carbonation; thin, white head dissipates quickly, leaving minimal lacing
Smell: Slightly sweet biscuits; not much else
Taste: Faint notes of sweet caramel malt; no hops or alcohol aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Medium to light body; smooth & crisp; highly carbonated
Drinkability: Goes down easy; can drink a lot of these if you want
Overall, Blues' Golden Ale is decent at best. It looked real inviting once poured into my pint glass, but that was the highlight of the review. It's worth a try, but I wouldn't highly recommend this to anyone.
04-05-2011 00:21:17 | More by JerseyPaul
3.13/5 rDev 0%
22 oz aluminum bottle into a pint glass. Until there is an "aluminum bottle" category under serving type, I'm reviewing this as a "can", since designating the type of material that the serving container is made out of is more important to me than its shape.
Pours a crystal clear gold, with a couple fingers of fluffy bright-white head. This settles down into a rich ½ finger, leaving back sudsy lacing that clings to the sides of the glass. The aroma smells leafy and citric, which sits up against an underlying mix of sweet bready grains and some softer fruitiness that picks ups steam as this warms. There is a touch of minerals and maybe a bit of sulfur that I’m picking up here as well but it isn’t too intrusive on the nose.
The taste pretty much mirrors the nose, with a tight and crisp feeling citric bite that spreads a leafy and spicy feeling bitterness out into the mouth. This is balanced by sweet doughy grains and softer fruit, which like the nose, has a fairly strong presence here. The finish is dry and citric, with a gentle lingering spiciness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a moderate amount of sharpness on the tongue but then gets more smooth and creamy feeling as this spreads out into the edges of the palate. I’m enjoying the feel on this.
Not bad. The combination of malt and fruit maybe came on a little too strong with the sweetness but there was enough of a citric bite to this to keep things lively and crisp. This is pretty on par with the other offerings that I’ve had from these guys. Decent but nothing overly special.
02-02-2012 18:09:38 | More by Kegatron
3.13/5 rDev 0%
The CANQuest (TM) is indebted to both THECPJ and mdaschaf for this beer. The former sent this to me, gratis, and then his buddy CANtacted me about one of my Gots so it became a Beer It Forward. It looks like tonight is going to be an homage to The First State, albeit the only one without National parks, monuments, battlefields or historic sites. "Aw", shucks, from a recent Jeopardy! category.
Hey, for those that reviewed the serving style as "Bottle" vs. "CAN", I would beg to differ with you. The message is the medium and it is aluminum, which CANstitutes "CAN" in my book. I do not care what shape it may be formed into, if it is not made of glass, it is not a bottle. Hell, on this site, 5L kegs are CANsidered CANs. That's my p.o.v. and I am sticking to it until directed otherwise.
No Crack, just Glug from this bottle-shaped CAN, resulting in a thick, foamy finger of bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a beautiful deep-golden yellow with NE-quality clarity that would have made both Croesus and King Midas proud. Nose was lightly malty, but apart from that, it was kind of pedestrian. Mouthfeel was medium with an unusual slightly tart cereal taste on the tongue. I agree with one of the earlier reviewers who said that this might be a good gateway craft beer for the BMC drinker in your life. It is pretty innocuous. Finish was slightly tart/bitter, not off-putting, but unusual and not really something I would want to take up space in my cooler.
07-15-2011 23:45:37 | More by woodychandler
3.1/5 rDev -1%
Reviewed from notes:
appearance: golden yellow with a 1 finger head
smell: malts, with little citrus,
taste: malty, caramel, citrus
mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,
overall: refreshing summer beer. just nothing to exciting.
05-18-2011 16:36:19 | More by THECPJ
3.08/5 rDev -1.6%
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A- A clear golden color with a two finger white head that disappears quickly
S- Sweet toasted malts, light citrus, not too much happening here
T- Not as sweet as a I thought it would be, up front is mainly malts and a grain like flavor, but the finish has a nice hint of tartness that is making me bump this up to a 3 for taste.
M- Smooth, lighter body, but not watery.
O- Not bad, but I probably would not pick this up again. I could see non-craft drinkers enjoying this and it being a gateway beer into craft.
12-18-2011 18:49:43 | More by larryi86
3.05/5 rDev -2.6%
Poured from the bullet like can bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A very pale amber body is presented and the off white head disappears quite quickly from a very soapy appearance. Slightly cloudy but mostly kind of lifeless.
Nose is a sweet kind of berry sort of pleasant. Sugary candy cherry smelling which seems kind of odd. Enjoyable but not much else here. Sort of strange nose on this beer.
Wet candied cherry in the palate, some hints of butter on a taste from an aggressive pour, real odd. Texture is a mix of not too watery but also some cream. Some sort of mild mouthwash teeth coating effect too.
Overall it is quite unique but extraordinarily weird?! This is not what I expected at all (malt hops hello?) It is almost very non "beer" like in a sense. This is almost like drinking penny candy which if I was eight years old I would probably really love. However, at this age that I am now, bubblegum beer really does nothing for me.
09-29-2011 00:26:37 | More by smakawhat
2.98/5 rDev -4.8%
Pours a clear honey yellow like color with a soapy one finger head and minimal lace. The aroma has a sour adjunct like smell to it, its faint but average for style. The taste has a caramel malt backbone with a slight hop bite at the very end but an average taste. The mouthfeel is overly carbonated and bitey. Overall the drinkablility is okay but not something you would want more than a couple of.
03-20-2011 14:38:41 | More by goblue3509
Blues' Golden Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.