Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
3.93/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance - Pours a deep amber red with decent clarity and an off-white two finger head. Retention is good, leaving behind a thin but consistent, sticky lacing.
Smell - Citrus hops stand out, backed behind some sweet, bready malt.... but there's a subtle musty, earthy aroma that takes away from an otherwise pleasant smelling beer.
Taste - Starts sweet and floral, blossoming into an array of fruity esters. Mid-taste a mellow citrus bitterness comes in and takes the reigns, and doesn't relinquish it's control as the taste fades and finishes.
Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Smooth and approachable with a moderate amount of carbonation.
Overall - Great amber with exceptional balance. Session friendly. One of those rare beers that's approachable enough for the beginner, but complex enough to keep an avid beer fan's interest.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2012 05:12:37 | More by TheSixthRing
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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
Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,182 ratings.