Blues' Golden Ale | 16 Mile Brewing Company

Blues' Golden AleBlues' Golden Ale
BA SCORE
14%
Liked This Beer
3.18 w/ 129 ratings
Blues' Golden AleBlues' Golden Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

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.

Added by TMoney2591 on 07-17-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,549
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
129
Liked:
18
Avg:
3.18/5
pDev:
16.98%
Alströms:
3.43
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 129 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of zotzot
3.32/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.27/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.26/5  rDev +2.5%
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!

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Photo of Griggsy
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SpectralAbyss
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of potownbill
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jlindros
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to THECPJ for my first 16 mile brew.

Really interesting bottle, aluminum? It's more like a can shaped like a bottle, weird. ANyways, it pours a fizzy 1 finger head that fades at a medium pace, no real lacing, over crystal clear tan caramel water colored beer.

Nose has some lager like aromas, with a light sweet malt and touch of fruity yeast, crisp smelling, some sweet toasty malts, but pretty light, touch straw.

Taste again lager like, some light sweeter toasty malts, light lager yeast, slight aluminum like metallic flavor, light DME taste, touch of a mild grassy hop flavor and bit of bitterness, a bit juicy, crisp and refreshing though. Finishes fairly clean and crisp, a slight sticky feel, light lingering lager flavors too.

Mouth is lighter bodied with lower carbonation (less than I expected at least).

Overall not bad for a hot summer day, but not great, a bit sticky, some flavors that aren't the best, but a drinkable beer.

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Photo of AMarkle6524
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Thirsty2383
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of bluehende
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Dicers
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Ktmktm01
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of TriageStat
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of tbunting75
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Apathetiq
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Cobratrooper
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Slatetank
3.21/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of KingAristocrat
3.21/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Received as part of a beer monthly club package pretty good tasting ale

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a light golden color with a foamy, two finger head on top that dissipated rather quickly. No lacing really, a few wisps here and there, but nothing substantial or long lasting.

S: Lightly toast malt, some grain, a bit of sweetness, and some very light citrus fruit aromas. Overall, rather light though.

T: Similar to the aroma, the flavor profile is on the light side. Bready/grainy malt upfront with some lemon/citrus and grass from the hops in the midpalate. A bit of spice near the finish, which is slightly dry.

M: Light bodied with medium carbonation, but rather crisp and pretty refreshing.

O: Not bad for a hot day, like today (102 as I write this), but not my favorite as it seems a bit watered down.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.17/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JerseyPaul
3.16/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear, golden straw color with a lot of carbonation; thin, white head dissipates quickly, leaving minimal lacing

Smell: Slightly sweet biscuits; not much else

Taste: Faint notes of sweet caramel malt; no hops or alcohol aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body; smooth & crisp; highly carbonated

Drinkability: Goes down easy; can drink a lot of these if you want

Overall, Blues' Golden Ale is decent at best. It looked real inviting once poured into my pint glass, but that was the highlight of the review. It's worth a try, but I wouldn't highly recommend this to anyone.

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Blues' Golden Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
Beer rating: 14% out of 100 with 129 ratings
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