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Blues' Golden Ale - 16 Mile Brewing Company

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98 Ratings

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Ratings: 98
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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3/5  rDev -4.2%

02-10-2013 21:23:08 | More by rderedin
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

02-10-2013 19:48:59 | More by MightiestBeard
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

02-10-2013 13:10:44 | More by Mojoman8561
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New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev +8%

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours golden clear, some white foam, active bubbles. Light citrus nose. Some beer-y smell. A little bright. Taste is light malt. Mild citrus embedded. Small bitter. Refreshingly good warmer weather beer. Simple but good.

02-08-2013 14:06:55 | More by KTCamm
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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

01-28-2013 01:10:33 | More by En29356
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

01-20-2013 07:25:25 | More by WDJersey
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

01-16-2013 01:08:28 | More by TequilaTom
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New Jersey

2.78/5  rDev -11.2%

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.

09-16-2012 22:47:03 | More by mgironta
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

09-08-2012 20:05:42 | More by RyanGoodman
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

09-07-2012 11:04:24 | More by kurt5316
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1.25/5  rDev -60.1%

08-10-2012 01:02:54 | More by t0rin0
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3.83/5  rDev +22.4%

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.

07-24-2012 02:05:16 | More by CraftBeerTastic
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Served on-tap in a plain tumbler pint glass at Port in Dewey Beach, Del.

A: Poured a clean, clear golden yellow color with a sudsy, two-finger head of white carbonation which left a little lacing on the glass and pulsed with a continuous stream of bubbles.

S: Lightly toasted, bready malts and an herbal, grassy hop aroma fill the nose.

T: Some nicely toasted, sweet grains hit the palate first, imparting a nice bready quality to the very clean palate of flavors. A little bit of veggie hits the palate in the form of fermented corn, but that quickly changes to a grassy, slightly bitter hop resin that pulls the brew into a clean and balanced finish.

M: Very light, clean and crisp with a semisweet and somewhat bitter hop resin that adds a slight complexity to the golden brew.

O: There aren't many frills to this blonde ale, and that's alright by me. Not the best brew you're likely to find on tap, but if it were between Blues' Golden Ale and any of the BMC set, I'd probably order it up. The 5.9% ABV fits in nicely for the style and one could easily whack a few back over a session with few complaints for what it is - a lightly flavored ale to be had en masse.

07-17-2012 04:05:35 | More by Gambrinus1184
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

06-02-2012 21:11:12 | More by briandaube
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3.45/5  rDev +10.2%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #59 (December 2011):

LOOK: Clear pale gold

SMELL: Dried grass, herbal hop, floral, golden raisins, ripe apples, bready

TASTE: Extremely smooth, light body, doughy biscuits, clean, grainy, balanced bitterness, faint lemon zest, apple skin, dry finish

Named after the Delaware Blues, a regiment that fought in most major battles of the Revolutionary War, this is a middle-of-the-road, easy-drinking brew. And that’s OK. Craft beer can sometimes be simple and solid at the same time. No frills. Balanced. Easy to knock back.

05-02-2012 10:29:25 | More by BeerAdvocate
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2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

04-22-2012 21:08:33 | More by cjbeckman
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

04-09-2012 15:05:28 | More by DeezJutz
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New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

04-03-2012 10:15:23 | More by Mudawg
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

03-29-2012 13:54:46 | More by seanbren
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

03-23-2012 02:04:29 | More by Ktmktm01
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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
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2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

01-23-2012 12:42:09 | More by MalReever
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

12-19-2011 19:39:46 | More by bigeyedfish89
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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
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

12-07-2011 15:49:20 | More by ROGUE16
Blues' Golden Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.