Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by DocJitsu:
3.43/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear golden copper into my standard Bell's Brewery pint glass. A foamy, antique white/eggshell head of about 3/4 of an inch forms and dissipates almost as quickly, leaving lace around the entire glass. An immediate pleasing, mild hint of citrus that yields to a light roasted caramel malt aroma. Up front, there's a bit of a sour sensation (not necessarily taste) on the tip and underneath the tip of the tongue. Smooth carbonation over the top of the tongue, but a little scrubby on the tongue's edges. Nothing is overpowering about this beer, but if there is a prevalent flavor it is something akin to caramel, sorghum, and horehound. It finishes with a trace of pine on the back of the tongue. I was disappointed by how this beer tasted, because I expected something a little more based on what I had read. Otherwise, its not a bad beer. Quite drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2012 21:44:24 | More by DocJitsu
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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
Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,182 ratings.