Blues' Golden Ale | 16 Mile Brewing Company

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77
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127 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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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
Ratings:
127
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.23
pDev:
16.72%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 30
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3.32/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Bear1964
3.46/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TonyTalon
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of gwiedman1
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of JandJMD
3.42/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbl_delta
3.35/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a hazy straw color with an off-white head that dissipates quickly. Initial impression is a little hit of citrus up front, which fades quickly into pale malt. Carbonation is on the high side - not fizzy, but approaching fizzy. Light-bodied. Finish is dry and slightly sweet. 16 Mile can do better than this.

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Photo of ChipChaight
3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Griggsy
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of mthomp081
2.57/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Gushue3
2.51/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Slightly hazy light golden color with a tiny head that goes away rather quickly. Really no lacing is left over and retention is minimal

S- Sweetness in the nose but not much more than that. Tough to pull flavors to describe.

T- very subtle sweetness upfront that becomes more prominent toward the middle. Lighter malt and sweet green grapes maybe come through. Somewhat bland.

M- lighter mouthfeel with medium to medium heavier carbonation.

O- Not too impressed with this beer, partly because I dont drink much of this style and partly because this style isnt too interesting.

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Photo of magine
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.26/5  rDev +0.9%
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 AC-Mivsek
3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very light golden with a thin white head which is quick to fade. Smells of malts, yeast, and a tickle of citrusy lemon hops. Body is thin and a bit watery, high carbonation. This is a decent beer, but not too complex or something to seek out.

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3.08/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.81/5  rDev +18%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of TequilaTom
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Blues' Golden Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company
3.23 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
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