Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by Denali:
3.4/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap @ Redbones in Somerville, MA.
Slightly opaque brown-copper color with thin tan head. Slightly sweet malt aroma. Flavors upfront were a grape/wine like sweet malt flavor mixed with caramel and a hint of vanilla. Middle had hops flavor and bitterness coming through but was also unfortunately moderately metallic in character. Nut flavors come in next. Aftertaste is bitter, metallic, and again a little bit nutty. Thin and slightly dry mouthfeel.
Note that the metallic character is something that I may be very sensitive to (I've seen this happen with other beers) and may not be as pronounced for other people.
Still a decent amber.
Serving type: on-tap
09-07-2004 22:07:06 | More by Denali
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.45/5 rDev -9.9%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 10:03:43 | More by flyingpig
4.73/5 rDev +23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | 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.
Serving type: on-tap
06-28-2014 22:45:27 | More by Gabriel_Vaughn
Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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