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Blues' Golden Ale | 16 Mile Brewing Company

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16 Mile Brewing Company
Delaware, United States

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

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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.

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Blues' Golden Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 129 ratings
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