Style: Golden Ale
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.9%
This week’s Malt Monday Beer Review of the Week is 16 Mile Brewing Company’s Blues’ Golden Ale. This was my choice during the big-game last night. New to the 16 Mile Brewing Company brand, this was my first taste from this brewery. Described by the compnay as a “mellow, yet refreshing golden ale with balanced layers of flavor …16 Mile names this golden ale for The Delaware Blues who fought in almost every battle of the Revolutionary War. A monument in their honor is located outside of Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware.” 16 Mile Brewing Company is based out of Georgetown, Delaware.
Blues’ Golden Ale produced a fluffy white foam when poured into a glass. The foam quickly fizzled out, even before I could grab my camera, and left little lacing on the glass. The beer itself was a cloudy yellow color. The first few sips were very fresh and tasty while the finish was a bit more robust with a trail of citrus.
Blues’ Golden Ale is a lightly flavored ale, incredibly mellow and easy to drink. Not for the finest of craft beer palates, however, this could be a nice entry point for non-beer drinkers. I paired this beer with traditional football foods – loaded nachos, wings and homemade taquitos – and it was a nice match. I am thinking this would be a nice match for the summer. I could see this beer pairing with BBQ and baseball style foods (hot dogs, hamburgers and soft pretzels). I would drink this again, and most importantly, I give 16 Mile Brewing Company’s Blues’ Golden Ale a GGG approval rating.
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