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Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,172 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,172
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 48
Gots: 47 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2001)
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ImpairedPirate

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4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Co. (Mendocino County, CA)

Purchased this from Bottle n Bins, located near the aquarium in Cannery Row (Monterey, CA).  Despite the ordinary exterior, this store has an excellent assortment of beers, and should be a stop for anyone visiting the area.  Enjoyed straight from a tall brown bottle, which wears a tranquil, almost serene, label.

A- I cave-manned/McGuyvered the lid off this bottle with significant jarring momentum, which caused the precious liquid inside to foam up over the top.  The suds were sticky enough to fold over the opening and slowly creep their way down the neck of the bottle.  Aside from that, the bottle reads, "a beautiful copper color, a tawny head," and I have no choice but to take their word for it.

S- Orange citrus,  slight hoppiness, followed slightly by a warmer note of chocolate or nuts maybe?  I smell several similar things, but they overlap in a way that's difficult (for me) to delineate each.

T- Smooth and layered, very well-composed.  The subtle flavors compliment-- and almost accentuate-- each other.  Not only do the tastes interact nicely, but they seem to linger for the perfect amount of time before relinquishing the stage to the next actor.  Some skeptics might report that this seems more single dimensioned rather than complexly arranged, but there is enough substance here to be entertaining.

M- There is a good balance of acidity, viscosity, and carbonation.  This rates a 4.5.

D-  Very drinkable, and highly recommended.

Additional note: as a beer tasting amateur, I usually analyze a new beer and THEN read other members' reviews. I must say the below review by nickfl vividly and accurately characterizes my impressions of this beer. I swear I was thinking what he put into words.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 03:07:36 | More by ImpairedPirate
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Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,172 ratings.