Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
4.1/5 rDev +7%
Poured into a pint glass.
4.0 A: Lightly hazed orange amber color. Two fingers of dense frothy, off-white head. Retention is good and a short ring of lacing is left.
4.0 S: Doughy malt base. Moderate caramel malt component. Cinnamon-like spiciness, almost like a winter warmer. Fairly strong molasses presence with light floral hops.
4.0 T: Mostly follows the nose. Doughy with some breadiness from the yeast. More caramel than in the nose and it tastes great. Again a touch of molasses and some toastiness. Light winter spice and earthy hoppiness.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess in this and quite smooth.
4.5 D: Solid beer throughout. Definitely worth an occasional purchase.
11-11-2011 23:52:08 | More by DavoleBomb
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev -2.6%
Poured a deep amber color with nice creamy head that dissapated pretty quickly,a veryy hoppy aroma to this pretty floral with slight malt'grain background.Taste is a little sharp/hoppy to start with a little bread dough type flavor lingers in the end.Pretty well amber one of the better onse I have had in awhile.
06-01-2003 05:54:35 | More by oberon
3.9/5 rDev +1.8%
This is the second really good amber ale that I've had in a week! The deep color of molasses makes this brew mouthwatering. The drinkability of this beer between the mouthfeel, perfect carbonation, and nice hop immediately makes it one of my favorites this spring. The smell off of the pint is slightly sweet but otherwise indescript. I woudl compare this brew to a mild APA in terms of flavor and drinkability. It's A Good One!
05-01-2009 02:56:18 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
4.43/5 rDev +15.7%
Had this one on a recommendation from a friend and since I am not usually a big fan of Amber/Red Ales I was a bit skeptical. But I was very happy with this beer indeed. It poured a nice medium to light amber color with a thin white head that left lots of lace around the glass. The smell wasa mostly of sweet carmel and also had a bit of hops sneaking though. The flavor was more hoppy than I was expecting, but not overly hoppy by any means. The slight bitterness was quickly thwarted by wonderful malt and carmel flavors. This beer was very very smoothe and had a nice medium thick body to it that would enable me to drink many of these at a single setting. If you are looking for a great drinkable amber ale, this is a excelent choice
10-18-2003 09:57:02 | More by Dmann
3.4/5 rDev -11.2%
First, a disclaimer: I keep my kegerator a bit warmer than most (I abhor ice-cold beer unless it's a hot day and marginal in quality) which has an obvious impact on the drinking experience.
This is the second time in the past 4 months that I've opted for this beer and I'm still pleased with my choice. I find it smooth and drinkable in the style of a good English Ale, but with a nice caramel note and a hint of nuttiness. Pulled properly there's a modest head which laces away. I've enjoyed this with burgers, steak and grilled pork chops with equal results. I did find the bottle a bit more harsh in comparison.
The aroma falls well short - bordering on non-existent. However, that's the only negative I can offer for this brew.
04-16-2012 01:30:03 | More by KitC
2.17/5 rDev -43.3%
12oz can. Pours a clear light amber with a medium rocky off white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet treacly caramel malts, maple and molasses with some toasted malt.
The flavor is the same as the nose - sweet treacly caramel and molasses with some maple and toasted malt and a little fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.
Overall, way too sweet for me. I didn't really care for the maple and toasted malts. I can see this as a solid amber, but it totally didn't work for me.
09-27-2011 04:07:16 | More by Beaver13
4.25/5 rDev +11%
Presentation: 12 oz brown long-neck bottle with no freshness date. Blurb about the beer on the back label.
Appearance: Light reddish amber with a frothed milk like off white head.
Smell: Flowery and tea like hop aroma, hints of fruit and grain similar to a shortbread.
Taste: Full bodied with a somewhat slick and chewy malt mouth feel. Hop bitterness is clean and abundant, just enough to level the malt. Quite fruity and malt sweetness flexes a bit also, residual sweetness stays until the end. A bit grainy with hints of toasted malt and caramel. Soft flowery hop flavour and a light bready malt sweetness linger on and on in the finish.
Notes: Good fruity / hoppy mix, the malt character cradles the complexities perfectly. A little hefty and very flavourful … this beer shows again that AVBC knows craft beer. 5.8% abv.
04-05-2002 10:53:39 | More by Jason
3.63/5 rDev -5.2%
12 oz bottle pours a murky reddish orange color, with a long lasting tan head. Some sheets and rings of lace are left behind. Sweet caramel stands out in what is a subdued aroma. Floral and citrus hops struggle to get noticed. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and surprising hop bite. Taste is sweet caramel all the way through, but with a solid hops presence of pine and citrus which provide a substantial bitterness. Well balanced overall. Finish is dry and bitter. The hops seem to overtake the caramel malt sweetness about halfway through the glass. There is also some earthiness to this one. I wouldn't mind having a few of these.
02-06-2004 01:03:38 | More by merlin48
4.1/5 rDev +7%
12 oz bottle, no freshness dating. Pours dark almond and cloudy with some sediment. Malty nose. Leaves some lacing. Thin, creamy off white head. Nice malty brew, Hops come in late with a bit of a bite and some grainyness. Well balanced and smooth in the mouth. Notes of vanilla and caramel. Nicely crafted. Tasty quaffer.
04-20-2004 20:36:12 | More by Billolick
4.38/5 rDev +14.4%
Two fingers of egg shell colored head. Awesome lacing and head retention. Clear amber body is nice as well.
Smell is quite big and full of earthy, floral, grassy hops.
Big malt sweetness and Carmel tones.
Tastes like a nice malty amber. Carmel, toffee, bready yeast notes.
Very nice and quite hoppy with a low bitterness.
Medium thin body, medium carbonation. Slight bit of bitterness on the finish. This is quite smooth on the palate.
Overall this is a hoppy smelling and tasting amber with a touch of bitterness. Well made and quite drinkable.
$1.75 a single.
02-27-2012 01:19:09 | More by Homebrew35
2.65/5 rDev -30.8%
Appearance: orange/brown in color, 1/4 inch head, moderate carbonation, hazy
Smell: caramel and citrus hops, some perfume like smell as well. This almost smelled like a barleywine.
Taste: light caramel malt, some citrus and florals, light hops, and tea.
Mouthfeel: low carbonation, medium bodied, sweet with a slightly bitter backbone, slick
Drinkability: This was a disappointment for me from a brewery I like. This beer had a lot going in within it but it did not add up to the clean taste I expect from this style. The sweetness and the florals did not mesh the way I have seen in others in the style. I will pass.
01-27-2010 14:15:15 | More by tigg924
4.43/5 rDev +15.7%
A: pours a murkey dark orange (perhaps dry hop haze) with a big creamy off-white/orangish head that stays put with superb lacing all the way down the glass
S: Good solid malt backbone of caramel. There is a dark raison character perhaps from some darker crystal additions. There is a wonderful spicy, citrusy american hope aroma
T: woodsy, piney, and citrus american hop flavors hit you right off the bat. A pronounced hop bitterness that is seamlessly balanced with the malt background. There is an initial malty sweetness followed by some caramel and an ever so slight toasted note. Again I get the raison note here (darker crystal malts?).
M: Finish is dry with some lingering hop flavors. Medium body with no astringency
D: Very drinkable. This is a very underrated style in my opinion. When done right its a perfect showcase for the best of both worlds, hops and malt. This is a very excellent example of the style and one that you could drink several pints of.
02-19-2010 18:37:02 | More by LyonsHead
3.5/5 rDev -8.6%
Pint on tap at the crows nest in Santa Cruz. This brew is a very attractive copper with an orangish hue. Clear and served without a head. Aromas of slightly toasted barley and a bit of orange like fruitiness. Flavor is fresh and crisp. Clean toasted slightly sweet malt up front with a nice fruity hop finish-slightly bittering. Mouthfeel is light bodied and medium high carbonated. Overall this is a well done beer-clean and crisp with plenty of flavor.
02-16-2013 00:04:10 | More by deebo
3.3/5 rDev -13.8%
12oz can poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint.
Pours a nice haze red to amber as per style, with a small creamy light brown head. Nose is fairly malty and vegital with no hops at all.
Taste is a bit resinous and piny, but not fruity or fresh. The malt is sweet, like dark caramel and toffee. Mouthfeel is big, smooth and creamy. Quite tasty and drinkable.
12-09-2010 23:32:43 | More by kingcrowing
Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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