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Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Boont Amber AleBoont Amber Ale

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very good

1,407 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,407
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 64
Gots: 136 | 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: 1,407 | Reviews: 560
Photo of Alexrdvz
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Avg beer. Way better than any American lager, just not as complex of a flavor as I was expecting.

Photo of pinyin
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This reminds me a little bit of Troegs Nugget Nectar, only Boont is more true to the style, being very malt forward and with little to no hop taste at all. No bitter aftertaste.

Served 39F in a 25cl goblet from the can.

Color is a reddish copper with almost zero head. In fact I have never had a commercially available beer that has as minimal of a carbonation lacing as Boont. Its almost as if the brewers didn't want to over sweeten this ale, so they didn't add any sort priming solution.

Taste is quite unique. Malts are the most forward and very balanced. Hops are very minimalist. Boont has a fruity estery flavor that balances well with the malts. Not very boozy at.

Esters are not a favorable taste profile in lagers, but they seem to work in this amber style ale.

The best element of this ale is the mouth feel and texture. It has a perfect thickness and body that match the color and taste well.

Worth a shot in a six pack or a draft, but I still prefer the hoppy bite of Nugget Nectar.

Photo of ZaneBoni
4.94/5  rDev +29%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smooth with a caramel malt flavor, minimal bitterness

Photo of MrMeerbill
4.95/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Best amber ale I've ever tasted like cedar wood its amazing

Photo of VaporDome
2.9/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A bit too bitter fir my taste. Was expecting something a little lighter.

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.

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Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,407 ratings.