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Blues' Golden Ale - 16 Mile Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
74
okay

96 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 18.41%
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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Thirsty2383

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-21-2013 00:55:04 | More by Thirsty2383
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FremontBar

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

09-13-2013 23:49:51 | More by FremontBar
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

08-15-2013 03:18:25 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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philaduffia

New York

3/5  rDev -4.8%

08-03-2013 07:31:57 | More by philaduffia
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salinasa

Delaware

3/5  rDev -4.8%

07-28-2013 02:12:50 | More by salinasa
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Fatdenny

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-25-2013 17:49:07 | More by Fatdenny
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Metz

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-29-2013 16:57:37 | More by InspectorBob
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magine

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-26-2013 22:50:30 | More by magine
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -4.8%

04-29-2013 03:50:57 | More by TonyTalon
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jniagar1

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

04-20-2013 18:50:38 | More by jniagar1
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +27%

04-08-2013 00:18:27 | More by skriv
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.34/5  rDev +6%

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.

03-25-2013 06:00:42 | More by BryanCarey
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jduprey007

Michigan

3/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-14-2013 00:49:31 | More by Daktah
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mbs11

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -4.8%

03-12-2013 00:29:52 | More by mbs11
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-10-2013 22:10:28 | More by Apathetiq
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SpectralAbyss

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

02-24-2013 16:19:33 | More by SpectralAbyss
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev +1.6%

I am appreciative to JC for sharing this with me, a 12oz brown bottle into a dfh shaped pint.

A brilliant tarnished golden with great clarity and visible carbonation streaming up from the etching on the bottom of the glass to a thick foam of two fingers of snowy white. The retention is good as it laces the glass with a small bead pattern. The smell is okay, more or less what you would expect from a blonde perhaps with slight sweet malt and light corn pop type aromas with practically no hops and light yeast fruitiness. The feel is just ok as it seems to have a slick light diacetyl edge to the mildly dry body with moderate carbonation and mellow sweetness, generally clean, but pretty one dimensional.

The flavor is not bad, there is a light malt flavor up front which is augmented by the corn type adjunct taste which adds to the sweetness and there is a yeast taste which adds a golden apple flavor with mild diacetyl rounding out the smooth creamy flavor in the back end with hardly any hops, but semi dry finishing. Overall a decent beer in general but nothing I would want to have again, since it is just ordinary and pretty average tasting for this style.

02-14-2013 15:00:07 | More by Slatetank
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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

1/5  rDev -68.3%

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

Maine

3/5  rDev -4.8%

02-10-2013 21:23:08 | More by rderedin
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MightiestBeard

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +19%

02-10-2013 19:48:59 | More by MightiestBeard
Blues' Golden Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.