Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by JayTheFinn:
3.58/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Wow, what a surprise! I'm a big amber/red fan. I haven't come across one I didn't like, and yet Anderson's came very close! I usually find them absolutely drinkable, but this one had a displeasing sourness.
A - I can't say much about this category. I had this one in a very dark bar (The Mercury Lounge in Goleta) where there is a near void of light.
S - Nice and light sweet, malty, fruity scent. I can't quite nail down which fruit, but it's good.
T - THere's a bit of a sourness in this (the yeast I guess) which I'm not accustomed to in an amber/red. Otherwise the sweet malts and subtle hops is in good combo here.
M - Medium. Subtle range on the tongue.
D - Above average, but I'd grab numerous other ambers before I'd grab this one again.
Serving type: on-tap
08-10-2006 15:47:55 | More by JayTheFinn
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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 1,179 ratings.