Amber Sun Ale | 16 Mile Brewing Company

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80
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165 Ratings
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Amber Sun AleAmber Sun Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
16 Mile Brewing Company
Delaware, United States
16milebrewery.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Roasty finishing malts, balanced with just enough bitterness provides a traditional amber ale that is dark red to the eye, but not heavy on the palate. 16 Mile names this premium amber ale for the famous sunsets found at the Breakwater Lighthouse located off of Lewes Beach, Delaware.

Added by Imstillthegman on 08-05-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
63
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of TedStrosser
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joekoz007
2.56/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Dark red-amber color and very clear. Smells somewhat yeasty/sourdoughy. Taste is much too sweet for my palate. Mimimal hop taste to counteract the extreme malty sweetness. Needs more hops to create some balance. Not horrible but won't drink again

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Photo of petewheeler
3.62/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
2.69/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ChipChaight
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tbone2131
3.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Corey_Graven
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of rclangk
4.27/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bsp77
3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cross between an ESB and Amber Ale. Cherry, caramel, roasted and earthy notes in the taste. Aroma is similar but muted. Mild spicy hop finish that is semi-dry.

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Photo of Cbgachot
4.53/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mbratt93
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shippy
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin, off-white head. Aromas lean toward sweet caramel with a little pine. Taste is fairly sweet, some caramel notes, followed by some hopiness and a crisp, bitter finish. The bitterness on the end is not overpowering or intense and rounds out the flavor nicely. The feel is light/medium bodied with some slickness and dense, airy carbonation somewhat like seltzer water. Overall, a solid amber that is easy to drink. The flavors give this beer a nice depth, but the feel leaves something to be desired.

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Photo of Alexrdvz
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
2.8/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kahlstrom
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a small shaker pint glass. Pours a medium reddish amber with a two finger off-white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, mixed stone fruit, light biscuit; malty. Flavor is mellow caramel malt with light fruit, light biscuit and grassy hop finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A malty red/amber style ale that does not have as much biscuit as I'd expect for an ESB. Pleasant and mellow but not memorable. From notes on my August, 2015 trip to Delaware.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep coppery brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, nuts, some honey and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character up front. Then some mildly sweet flavors of caramel, honey and fruit come in. There’s a mild but complementary hops bitterness that provides some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are others in the style that I would choose first.

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Photo of Boccu
3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice easy to drink ale. Ok aroma. Nice color in the glass. Mild spice hop flavor. Got it from beer of the month. Nothing amazing. Brewery is ok. Nice flavor.

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Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KingAristocrat
3.22/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Received as part of beer month club package, not bad tasting ale worth a try.

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Photo of Bear1964
4.11/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from. 12 oz bottle showed a very nice reddish brown beer with a tan head that left a string of strong lace, aroma was sweet and roastey with a malt brown sugar finish. Tastes hits with a sweet fruit rolling into a malty and roasted bitter...this beer has a lot going for it for sure, medium mouthfeel works great here as it goes down smooth. Overall I would like to try more from this brand,this one is part of a beer of the month club so I can't pick them up here in Nebraska...this is a very tasty beer for the style.

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Photo of tylerstravis
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Amber Sun Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
3.49 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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