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Blues' Golden Ale - 16 Mile Brewing Company

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105 Ratings

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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 18.47%
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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1/5  rDev -68.2%

Craftonly23121, Feb 12, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

t0rin0, Aug 10, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

bvlaminck, Dec 20, 2013
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2/5  rDev -36.3%

JohnParadee, Aug 21, 2014
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2/5  rDev -36.3%

Hopfensaft, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of womencantsail
2.03/5  rDev -35.4%
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.

womencantsail, Feb 10, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

Mudawg, Apr 03, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

BARFLYB, Aug 18, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

malfunxion, Aug 27, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

cjbeckman, Apr 22, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Drknight, Jun 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Metz, Jul 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

sholland119, Apr 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

MalReever, Jan 23, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

djrn2, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of Gushue3
2.53/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

Gushue3, Aug 19, 2011
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2.73/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

devinoconnor, Oct 14, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

acurtis, Jan 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

En29356, Jan 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Larrydoherty, Feb 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

jniagar1, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of mgironta
2.78/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

mgironta, Sep 16, 2012
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2.9/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

deaconoflove, May 02, 2011
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2.98/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

goblue3509, Mar 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

bconsidine, May 27, 2014
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Blues' Golden Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.