Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by ImpairedPirate:
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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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
86 out of 100 based on 1,178 ratings.