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Blues' Golden Ale - 16 Mile Brewing Company

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74
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93 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 18.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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Ratings: 93 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

1/5  rDev -68.4%

02-12-2013 16:49:08 | More by Craftonly23121
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t0rin0

California

1.25/5  rDev -60.4%

08-10-2012 01:02:54 | More by t0rin0
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bvlaminck

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -44.6%

12-20-2013 13:37:10 | More by bvlaminck
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Hopfensaft

Delaware

2/5  rDev -36.7%

03-16-2014 14:52:18 | More by Hopfensaft
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womencantsail

California

2.03/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Thanks for sharing this bottle, Bobby.

A: The pour is nearly perfect in it's translucence. Golden in color with a high level of carbonation and a short lived white head.

S: Smells just awful. Body odor, wet dog, and rotten corn pretty much sum up the "bouquet". A bit of overly sweet sugar/corn syrup to it and maybe some grass.

T: Big time corn aroma along with grassy hops. There's a lot of sweet corn syrup and sugar, and a tinge of sourness to this beer. It's just bad in almost every way.

M: The body is quite light with a high level of carbonation.

D: No thanks, Delaware.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2011 01:55:44 | More by womencantsail
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Mudawg

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

04-03-2012 10:15:23 | More by Mudawg
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cjbeckman

Delaware

2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

04-22-2012 21:08:33 | More by cjbeckman
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Drknight

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

06-15-2013 14:25:58 | More by Drknight
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Metz

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

07-21-2013 00:39:25 | More by Metz
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

04-20-2013 10:57:25 | More by sholland119
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MalReever

Delaware

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

01-23-2012 12:42:09 | More by MalReever
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

01-04-2014 21:14:50 | More by djrn2
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

2.53/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Slightly hazy light golden color with a tiny head that goes away rather quickly. Really no lacing is left over and retention is minimal

S- Sweetness in the nose but not much more than that. Tough to pull flavors to describe.

T- very subtle sweetness upfront that becomes more prominent toward the middle. Lighter malt and sweet green grapes maybe come through. Somewhat bland.

M- lighter mouthfeel with medium to medium heavier carbonation.

O- Not too impressed with this beer, partly because I dont drink much of this style and partly because this style isnt too interesting.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 22:41:22 | More by Gushue3
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devinoconnor

New Jersey

2.73/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap on vacation in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Was excited to try another somewhat "local" brew other than Dogfish Head.

Pours a golden, bright orange color with a little head. Smell is sour, sweet, and tangy. This is closer to a golden lager than anything that even remotely resembles an ale. Little hops, too much malt/barley... sweet, sour, rather gross.

And for the $8 draft, more than let down.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2011 19:53:55 | More by devinoconnor
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -13%

01-04-2014 22:26:21 | More by acurtis
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En29356

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -13%

01-28-2013 01:10:33 | More by En29356
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -13%

02-19-2013 21:25:11 | More by Larrydoherty
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jniagar1

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -13%

04-20-2013 18:50:38 | More by jniagar1
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mgironta

New Jersey

2.78/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This brew poured with a half a finger of pure white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear straw yellow color with intense, visible carbonation. The nose had some sweet toasted malts and possibly a bit of citrus, if you searched for it. Honestly, it smelled very similar to a macro. The taste started with a bit of toasted malts and some honey to it. There was also a bit of grain to it. The end of the sip had some subtle tartness to it. The body was on the medium side and the carbonation was as intense as it looked. The finish was relatively long with a bit of sweetness. Honestly, this would be a brew that I would hand someone as a substitute for a macro…to switch them over to the dark side. I wasn’t a huge fan of it on its own, but in the context that I just mentioned, it was alright…nothing great. I wouldn’t rush back to have this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 22:47:03 | More by mgironta
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deaconoflove

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ap. Pale gold with a quick off white head.
Sm. some malts first, faint caramel, maybe grass and corn.
Ta. Tastes like beer, kind of murky, with a grainy sweet finish. Very little bitterness.
Mf. Medium to thin, lingers well.
Dr. Sure, but there's a lack of interest.
Love the aluminum bottles, or bottle shaped aluminum cans.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2011 22:24:28 | More by deaconoflove
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 14:38:41 | More by goblue3509
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bconsidine

Maryland

3/5  rDev -5.1%

05-27-2014 13:28:39 | More by bconsidine
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jduprey007

Michigan

3/5  rDev -5.1%

03-19-2013 23:00:21 | More by jduprey007
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -5.1%

03-08-2014 09:41:23 | More by Karibourgeois
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -5.1%

12-07-2011 15:49:20 | More by ROGUE16
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Blues' Golden Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.