Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
3.78/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
We pop the top and pour an orangey, amber brew. The coloring glows brightly through the glass, with no haze or sediment noted, and light hiccups of carbonation. Retention is nice, as the initial head of two fingers stands tall, cakey, and tan in coloring. Chunky, spidery lacing is left down the walls of the glass. The first thought on the nose is that it smells like Thanksgiving stuffing. There are big herbal hops sitting against lighter caramel and pale malts. There are metallics of yeast, and a watery vegetable quality much like celery. With warmth comes a cutting sweetness of buttercream and lactics. Our first impression is similar to that of the nose in that there are huge bready and herbal qualities, akin to the likes of freshly herbed and peppered stuffing. As we sip, herbal hop bitterness mixes with pale malts, metallics, and light adjuncty grain. The hops keep things juicy and wet to the peak, where sweet creamed corn comes to battle an enhanced herbal hop bite. The finish washes with that aromatic vegetable metallic note from the nose, along with more metallics, light toffee sweetness, a brush of buttered bread, salty sunflower seeds, fermented apple sweetness, and those wild herbal hops. The aftertaste breathes strongly of the latter, with metallic adjuncts, light toasted grit, yeast, and mineral. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium. There is nice slurp, smack, cream, and froth on each sip, with a cooling coating left around the mouth. The herbal qualities leave additional bite and coolness, much like mint. There is little dryness or astringency. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.
Overall, what we liked best about this brew was uniqueness of the hops in both the aroma and the flavoring. The nose really wakes you up, taking you to a very foody, organic place in your thoughts. The flavoring follows suit exactly as you would expect, keeping nice continuity of flavor, and blend between everything that is going on. The feel is soft and slurpable, with the drinker left happy on all fronts.
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2012 02:25:04 | More by TheBrewo
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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 1,173 ratings.