Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by Zraly:
4.48/5 rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a clear amber with a rich and foamy off-white head into a stein. Tasty smells of fruit, maple, and grains mingle with a hoppy smell of grass. Very aromatic for style.
Fruit and malt forward all the way! A bit sticky and leans toward medium to heavy body (and this is particularly true for style). Rich notes of caramel mingle with apricot, berries, butterscotch and pancake batter. Fresh cut grass, citrus and a bit o' pine round out the mouthfeel for one smooth motherf@ckin' ale. Sweetness lingers a bit in the finish, begging you to follow up with another swill. It has that certain AVBC balance of ester notes that you'll also find in their Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice. I don't know how they achieve it exactly, but it unique and tasty nonetheless.
Delicious! I had this years back and haven't had it since. I almost forgot how good this is -- it is easily one of my top choices for an amber ale. It's a great beer to check your palate on. Further proof that you don't have to be above 6% ABV to be flavorful and praise-worthy. AVBC might not release the "latest and greatest" and might not be the grand innovators, but making high-quality, easy drinking brews day in and day out is super-sexy to me.
Serving type: can
12-29-2012 00:37:17 | More by Zraly
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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 1,180 ratings.