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Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,386 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,386
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 63
Gots: 124 | 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: 1,386 | Reviews: 550
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.

Photo of barczar
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%

Strange caramelly sweet, almost marshmallow aroma initially fades to slightly fruity, floral hops and toasted, nutty malt. Flavor reveals that same, slightly odd caramel overly sweet character, reminiscent of banana, which is countered by bready dryness in the finish. Muddled citrus, floral hops, and light resin lie underneath. Not a bad beer, but not what I expected.

Photo of T100Mark
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Yard House in Las Vegas. Poured into a chilled shaker pint glass.

Appearance - Nice amber color. A touch hazy. A lumpy, tan head that never entirely disappears. Very good stickage. A great looking beer.

Smell - Faint malt aroma. A whiff is citrus. Minimal nose.

Taste - Moderate malt favor (somewhat toasty). Citrus hop taste. Slightly spicy (peppercorns?). Delicious.

Mouth - Oily. Very nice carbonation.

Overall - This is one tasty, easy drinking beer. The balance between the flavorful malt and zesty (but not overpowering) hops is ideal. Imagine an English Bitters with the volume turned up a click or two. IMHO, American Ambers, such as this one, are under-appreciated.

Photo of slusk
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a clear deep copper with a light tan head. Not terribly persistent but OK lacing

S: Spicy, floral hop, not too strong. Good caramel base with some cookie and faint banana bread aroma.

T: Nice sweet malty profile with a low amount of earthy bitterness. Some citrus zest with again, a faint banana flavor. Bright malty beer nice and bready in the finish. Less hop flavor than I anticipated. Almost Belgian like.

M: Solid medium body beer with a wee bit of citrus tang on the tongue. Smooth and low to moderate carbonation.

O: This is a nice beer. It doesn't strike me as a prime example of an amber ale, but something different. I expected a bit more hop flavor and aroma. I'm wondering if this beer may possibly have been on the shelf at the beer store a bit too long. It's a nice beer overall but I'd like to sample another to see if it's age or not.

Photo of flyingpig
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£3.40):
Deep copper amber with a 3cm, foamy white head that looks slightly creamy. with great retention & zero movement until you actually take a drink.

Lots of malts & sweetness on the nose with caramel too but not much hops, some earthy ones appear though. Well balanced with some floral notes with a few dark fruits. Sweet, fruity & good strength.

Sweet malts & caramel flavours that match the nose well. There is some background fruits coming through with some light, floral hops featuring as well but again it's the malts that lead the way.

Smooth & fairly light bodied, almost watery in parts but there was a pleasant sweetness throughout & a clean, slightly dry finish that has a lingering bitterness to it.

This one started very well with the smell being a particular highlight but sadly things started to fade slightly after that with the taste seeming a little watery, more so that I would have liked. Not one I'd pick up again I'm afraid.

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
4.67/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is one of my favorite beers. This brew is incredibly refreshing. Though it isnt the easiest to pour from the tap, the appearance is amazing. It is a nice dark amber color. The head floats atop- an aesthetically pleasing addition. When it hits my mouth I think caramel. The toasted carmel hops are prime. It is a first class amber ale that all should experience.

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Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,386 ratings.