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Blues' Golden Ale - 16 Mile Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
73
okay

100 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 18.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Larrydoherty, Feb 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

jduprey007, Mar 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

bigeyedfish89, Dec 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

LMH88, Nov 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

TriageStat, Feb 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

TequilaTom, Jan 16, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

Mudawg, Apr 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

kb2250, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of BryanCarey
3.34/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle, this ale is golden/straw in color with a slight chill haze. The nose on this beer is interesting, with notes of spice, grassiness, honey, apple, and biscuits. There is a decent amount of white- colored foam at first, but it doesn’t last very long and it leaves no lacing.

As for the taste, this golden ale cleanliness and crispness that combines flavors of pale, toasted malt with some herbal character and even a small amount of vegetable coming through, mainly corn. There is some biscuit like flavor as well and the beer finishes with a slightly bitter/herbal sensation that gives way to the sweet taste of pale malt and honey in the aftertaste.

This golden ale isn’t anything amazing, but it is a respectable product for different reasons. Like other 16 Mile beers, it is a very good session beer and a good go- to beer when you want some craft brew but cannot make up your mind or want to select something agreeable to a large number of people. I also like this beer for its usefulness as an introductory beer for craft beer newbies. It has just enough flavor to win over the craft beer convert while still maintaining enough similarities with non- craft beer to offer a bridge from one realm to the next.

This is a good session beer and a good choice for everyday consumption or for drinking with many common foods. It is milder than some may prefer, but it does have some good qualities and it’s a good choice when you want something with a craft beer nature that doesn’t take the flavor and other factors too far.

BryanCarey, Mar 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

Dbot, Jul 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

AMarkle6524, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.83/5  rDev +22.4%
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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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Apathetiq, Mar 10, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received a bottle for Christmas. Just getting around to cracking it in March 2011. I visited the brewery back in July 2010 and sampled this, as well, on tap with my brother and nephew prior to a tour with the owners.

FYI - The beer is bottled in an "Aluminum Bottle". Very neat concept, although its been done before but I'm not sure in a 22oz size. The bottle did a rather good job of keeping the remaining beer cool throughout the sampling since I finished the entire 22oz in one sitting.

Enjoyed in a DFH Signature Glass.

A - Pours a translucent, golden honey color. A one finger, foamy but not creamy head upon pouring. The head quickly fades to a thin film on top of the beer. Little to no lacing on the side of the glass.

S - The smell does not offer much in the aroma department. Slightly sour smell with a hint of sweetness.

T - A tangy, slightly sour taste with a strong malt presence. Not much hops present. A slight caramel sweetness is also present. With an unknown ABV, hard to say say if the alcohol is well hidden but it isn't very noticeable regardless. Not bad tasting but not fantastic.

M - A rather high amount of carbonation. A rather thin beer. A sour taste lasts after drinking.

D - I think this is an OK beer that you could probabaly drink all night if you were really into it. It's just not my style so I probably won't seek it out again.

Overall: I really like the attitude of the two owners I met on my tour of the 16 Mile Brewery. I liked their Amber Sun but this brew just doesn't hit the mark for me.

Cheers!

BuxMontBeerLover, Mar 05, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Daktah, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +27.8%

skriv, Apr 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Metz, Jul 21, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -44.1%

bvlaminck, Dec 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

En29356, Jan 28, 2013
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2.73/5  rDev -12.8%
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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2.9/5  rDev -7.3%
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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2.78/5  rDev -11.2%
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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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

jniagar1, Apr 20, 2013
Blues' Golden Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.