Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by SmashPants:
2.68/5 rDev -30%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Bottle: 355mL blue can with an antlered bear (assumedly the Anderson mascot).
Appearance: pours a dark amber colour with virtually no visible carbonation. A small beige head pops up and drops to a solid, semi-rocky cap. Looks decent.
Aroma: this is where this beer falls apart for me. There is virtually nothing other than an awkward, nut-and-earth driven funk that borders on unpleasant. No hops, little malt aroma.
Taste: the unfortunate funk continues here - considering the good reviews I have seen about this beer, maybe next time I will see if I can get it in a bottle rather than a can.
Aftertaste: the fug lifts a bit here, but is still dominant over a very light yet indistinguishable hop flavour.
Mouth feel: fairly low on the carbonation, which I think is the issue. Other reviews show the carbonation being higher - don't think this one has travelled well.
Overall: a very ordinary and very expensive Amber / Red ale. Before I pass any kind of judgement on it though, I'd like to try it again a) from the bottle instead of the can, and b) hopefully not suffering from old age or whatever.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 05:28:16 | More by SmashPants
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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.