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Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Boont Amber AleBoont Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,397 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,397
Reviews: 555
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 63
Gots: 128 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2001

Balance is what makes our Boont Amber Ale so unique: rich, crystal malts give this beer a deep copper hue and contribute a slight caramel sweetness while the herbal, spicy bitterness from carefully selected whole-cone hops impart a crisp, clean finish. Hints of sun toasted grain, toffee, and fruity esters compliment the mellow, noble hop aroma.
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Ratings: 1,397 | Reviews: 555
Photo of Sethazz
4.79/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Simply one of the best American Amber Ales out there. Great balance!

Photo of SensorySupernova
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear brown-amber with an off white head.

Smell: A bit yeasty, caramelized sugar, bready.

Taste: Moderately sweet malt, light caramel, and bread. Just slightly bitter towards the end. Alcohol is not noticeable.

Mouthfeel: Middle of the road thickness and carbonation.

Overall: Amber ale is not the most exciting style, and this beer is no different. Still, it is a solid beer that is well balanced and no noticeable flaws.

Photo of fabian
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

simply my perfect american-style amber ale.

Photo of RyanK252
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into an Anderson Valley pint glass

A: Pours spot on deep red-orange amber with a creamy light tan head that settles to a nice layer on top and laces reasonably well.

S: Toffee sweetness, toasted malt, light citrus, and some fruity and floral notes.

T: Toasty malt, toffee sweetness, light citrus, lemon, floral notes, a bit fruity, stone fruit, maybe even some subtle melon.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I usually prefer these to be a bit more hoppy, but this is a solid straight forward amber.

Photo of mrmbraun
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This has been a contender in my dream six pack for over a decade. It's solid all around - but don't think this fits the traditional amber designation. If anything, the carameled sugars lean this beer more toward the Atlantic and some of the Old World cousins than what's happening on the Pacific Coast corridor. This is a sit down beer on a cold but sunny spring day...settle in for a session or two

Photo of wLcz0rz
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful copper amber color. Warm malty aroma with some hints of hops. Smooth toffee with a dash of hops, very clean finish

Photo of Schreibock
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have sought out this beer when traveling in the west...love it

Photo of Bali_hi
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Keg of boont ale drank.

Photo of Csikic93
4.66/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I've always enjoyed Amber ales but this one was really special. It was a golden color with a nice foamy head. Would buy again.

Photo of 31Sam13
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A fond remembrance from my period in the Valley. I love Anderson...

Photo of beerinabottle
4.63/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Purchased in Naas Kildare Ireland Feb 2015. Very drinkable amber ale. Reasonable lacing and light mouth feel. Maybe too easy to drink ( I prefer the highly hopped IPAs). Note: I give high ratings if I like the beer.

Photo of Totalpackage411
2.97/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Not very tasty compared to most ambers I've had. Kind of a fruity taste, not a true amber in my opinion.

Photo of macbethkid84
4.78/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Good brown ale from one of my favorite breweries.

Photo of ChaimS
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Low hops flavor. Low carbonation. Little to no lacing. Very drinkable. Sweet not to bitter.

Photo of DKRowden
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really sweet malty taste, smooth mouthfeel and finish. Easy drinkin.

Photo of SupremacyNL
4.25/5  rDev +11%

(grape)Fruit bite but not a bitter after taste. Smooth... I Like this one!

Photo of SurferEric
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%

Very sweet, modest ale. Goes down easy, like sippin on juice.

Photo of JasonEdelson
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Very mild, sessionable amber ale. Touch of hops. Light mouthfeel. Good color.

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint mug
From: Albertson’s in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $1.67 ($9.99 for a mix 6-pack)
Purchased: Oct. 11, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 11, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a dark caramel, auburn, semi-clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki, light tan, frothy head. A few streams of bubbles coming up from the bottom, but nothing crazy. Decent amount of uneven spots of lacing along the sides of the glass. Average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.88)

Smelled menthol, cough drops, honey, caramel, lemon zest, light grassy notes and slight roasty malts. (Smell - 3.75)

Tasted better than the nose. Got rich caramel, honey, roasty malts, menthol, menthol cough drops, lemon and light nuts. (Taste - 3.88)

Light-to-medium body. Thin-to-oily texture. Soft carbonation. Long, sweet finish. (Feel - 3.75)

This was overall a pretty good amber. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to try it or even rate it, but not bad for the style. (Overall - 3.88)

3.84 | 86 | B+

Photo of GTSeabolt
4.75/5  rDev +24%

I prefer lighter/smoother amber ales and this is the best of them all.

Photo of Thebrewman
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Decent copper tone. Finish is bitter, but overly done. Pretty good west coast amber ale.

Photo of Default262
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Great beer

Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a beer can glass on 06.12.14.

A: See through red/amber. Thin head that quickly recedes into a ring.

S: Sweet malt. Brown sugar and caramel.

T: Caramel, brown sugar, and a bready sweetness dominate. Flower and citrus are subtle.

M: Creamy. Somewhat watery.

O: A lot of amber ales are so malt forward that I have to be in the right mood to drink them. With the flower and citrus flavors, this one is a bit lighter and easier to drink.

Rating: A, 95/100.

Photo of jadpsu
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Pours a light amber in color with a tight off white head.
Aroma: Orange Peco Tea and bready malts. Floral hops come in late.
Taste: Lots of malts with some caramel.
Starts sweet and finishes with some hoppy bitterness, but malts still prevail.

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Flowery, spicy nose, light caramel
Pours reddish amber with a slight chill haze, 3" off white fluffy head, slowly descends, lacy.
Palate: light sweetness with a touch of caramel and a suspicion of chocolate, light biscuit, finishes with an earthy hop accent.
Medium body and carbonation.

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Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,397 ratings.