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Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Boont Amber AleBoont Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,213 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,213
Reviews: 530
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 50
Gots: 58 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2001)
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Ratings: 1,213 | Reviews: 530 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by brewbattles:
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brewbattles

California

3.24/5  rDev -15.4%

We did a blind taste test between this beer and 4 other amber ales to objectively determine which one was best. The beers were Full Sail Amber, Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale, New Belgium Fat Tire, Lost Coast Alleycat, and Alaskan Amber. You can watch the video here to see who won:

http://youtu.be/RaXcBiJExus

01-21-2014 01:42:03 | More by brewbattles
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured a deep amber color with nice creamy head that dissapated pretty quickly,a veryy hoppy aroma to this pretty floral with slight malt'grain background.Taste is a little sharp/hoppy to start with a little bread dough type flavor lingers in the end.Pretty well amber one of the better onse I have had in awhile.

06-01-2003 05:54:35 | More by oberon
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Zakk

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-17-2012 00:15:32 | More by Zakk
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ArrogantDeadGuy

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

This is the second really good amber ale that I've had in a week! The deep color of molasses makes this brew mouthwatering. The drinkability of this beer between the mouthfeel, perfect carbonation, and nice hop immediately makes it one of my favorites this spring. The smell off of the pint is slightly sweet but otherwise indescript. I woudl compare this brew to a mild APA in terms of flavor and drinkability. It's A Good One!

05-01-2009 02:56:18 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
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Dmann

California

4.43/5  rDev +15.7%

Had this one on a recommendation from a friend and since I am not usually a big fan of Amber/Red Ales I was a bit skeptical. But I was very happy with this beer indeed. It poured a nice medium to light amber color with a thin white head that left lots of lace around the glass. The smell wasa mostly of sweet carmel and also had a bit of hops sneaking though. The flavor was more hoppy than I was expecting, but not overly hoppy by any means. The slight bitterness was quickly thwarted by wonderful malt and carmel flavors. This beer was very very smoothe and had a nice medium thick body to it that would enable me to drink many of these at a single setting. If you are looking for a great drinkable amber ale, this is a excelent choice

10-18-2003 09:57:02 | More by Dmann
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KitC


3.4/5  rDev -11.2%

First, a disclaimer: I keep my kegerator a bit warmer than most (I abhor ice-cold beer unless it's a hot day and marginal in quality) which has an obvious impact on the drinking experience.

This is the second time in the past 4 months that I've opted for this beer and I'm still pleased with my choice. I find it smooth and drinkable in the style of a good English Ale, but with a nice caramel note and a hint of nuttiness. Pulled properly there's a modest head which laces away. I've enjoyed this with burgers, steak and grilled pork chops with equal results. I did find the bottle a bit more harsh in comparison.

The aroma falls well short - bordering on non-existent. However, that's the only negative I can offer for this brew.

04-16-2012 01:30:03 | More by KitC
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csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-20-2012 01:23:42 | More by csmartin6
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.17/5  rDev -43.3%

12oz can. Pours a clear light amber with a medium rocky off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet treacly caramel malts, maple and molasses with some toasted malt.

The flavor is the same as the nose - sweet treacly caramel and molasses with some maple and toasted malt and a little fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.

Overall, way too sweet for me. I didn't really care for the maple and toasted malts. I can see this as a solid amber, but it totally didn't work for me.

09-27-2011 04:07:16 | More by Beaver13
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generallee

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-12-2014 21:44:54 | More by generallee
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bellce0

Georgia

3/5  rDev -21.7%

05-25-2012 23:39:03 | More by bellce0
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-30-2014 21:16:58 | More by Doomcifer
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Beerswag

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-22-2013 02:49:10 | More by Beerswag
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11%

Presentation: 12 oz brown long-neck bottle with no freshness date. Blurb about the beer on the back label.

Appearance: Light reddish amber with a frothed milk like off white head.

Smell: Flowery and tea like hop aroma, hints of fruit and grain similar to a shortbread.

Taste: Full bodied with a somewhat slick and chewy malt mouth feel. Hop bitterness is clean and abundant, just enough to level the malt. Quite fruity and malt sweetness flexes a bit also, residual sweetness stays until the end. A bit grainy with hints of toasted malt and caramel. Soft flowery hop flavour and a light bready malt sweetness linger on and on in the finish.

Notes: Good fruity / hoppy mix, the malt character cradles the complexities perfectly. A little hefty and very flavourful … this beer shows again that AVBC knows craft beer. 5.8% abv.

04-05-2002 10:53:39 | More by Jason
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%

12 oz bottle pours a murky reddish orange color, with a long lasting tan head. Some sheets and rings of lace are left behind. Sweet caramel stands out in what is a subdued aroma. Floral and citrus hops struggle to get noticed. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and surprising hop bite. Taste is sweet caramel all the way through, but with a solid hops presence of pine and citrus which provide a substantial bitterness. Well balanced overall. Finish is dry and bitter. The hops seem to overtake the caramel malt sweetness about halfway through the glass. There is also some earthiness to this one. I wouldn't mind having a few of these.

02-06-2004 01:03:38 | More by merlin48
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Billolick

New York

4.1/5  rDev +7%

12 oz bottle, no freshness dating. Pours dark almond and cloudy with some sediment. Malty nose. Leaves some lacing. Thin, creamy off white head. Nice malty brew, Hops come in late with a bit of a bite and some grainyness. Well balanced and smooth in the mouth. Notes of vanilla and caramel. Nicely crafted. Tasty quaffer.

04-20-2004 20:36:12 | More by Billolick
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SuperbikeShaun

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-16-2014 03:56:01 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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Homebrew35

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +14.4%

Two fingers of egg shell colored head. Awesome lacing and head retention. Clear amber body is nice as well.

Smell is quite big and full of earthy, floral, grassy hops.
Big malt sweetness and Carmel tones.

Tastes like a nice malty amber. Carmel, toffee, bready yeast notes.
Very nice and quite hoppy with a low bitterness.

Medium thin body, medium carbonation. Slight bit of bitterness on the finish. This is quite smooth on the palate.

Overall this is a hoppy smelling and tasting amber with a touch of bitterness. Well made and quite drinkable.

$1.75 a single.

02-27-2012 01:19:09 | More by Homebrew35
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mctizzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

01-03-2012 22:08:29 | More by mctizzz
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tigg924

Massachusetts

2.65/5  rDev -30.8%

Appearance: orange/brown in color, 1/4 inch head, moderate carbonation, hazy

Smell: caramel and citrus hops, some perfume like smell as well. This almost smelled like a barleywine.

Taste: light caramel malt, some citrus and florals, light hops, and tea.

Mouthfeel: low carbonation, medium bodied, sweet with a slightly bitter backbone, slick

Drinkability: This was a disappointment for me from a brewery I like. This beer had a lot going in within it but it did not add up to the clean taste I expect from this style. The sweetness and the florals did not mesh the way I have seen in others in the style. I will pass.

01-27-2010 14:15:15 | More by tigg924
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locckdown

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-24-2012 21:51:27 | More by locckdown
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LyonsHead

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +15.7%

A: pours a murkey dark orange (perhaps dry hop haze) with a big creamy off-white/orangish head that stays put with superb lacing all the way down the glass

S: Good solid malt backbone of caramel. There is a dark raison character perhaps from some darker crystal additions. There is a wonderful spicy, citrusy american hope aroma

T: woodsy, piney, and citrus american hop flavors hit you right off the bat. A pronounced hop bitterness that is seamlessly balanced with the malt background. There is an initial malty sweetness followed by some caramel and an ever so slight toasted note. Again I get the raison note here (darker crystal malts?).

M: Finish is dry with some lingering hop flavors. Medium body with no astringency

D: Very drinkable. This is a very underrated style in my opinion. When done right its a perfect showcase for the best of both worlds, hops and malt. This is a very excellent example of the style and one that you could drink several pints of.

02-19-2010 18:37:02 | More by LyonsHead
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andrewdanks

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-18-2014 16:42:15 | More by andrewdanks
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deebo

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Pint on tap at the crows nest in Santa Cruz. This brew is a very attractive copper with an orangish hue. Clear and served without a head. Aromas of slightly toasted barley and a bit of orange like fruitiness. Flavor is fresh and crisp. Clean toasted slightly sweet malt up front with a nice fruity hop finish-slightly bittering. Mouthfeel is light bodied and medium high carbonated. Overall this is a well done beer-clean and crisp with plenty of flavor.

02-16-2013 00:04:10 | More by deebo
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.3/5  rDev -13.8%

12oz can poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Pours a nice haze red to amber as per style, with a small creamy light brown head. Nose is fairly malty and vegital with no hops at all.

Taste is a bit resinous and piny, but not fruity or fresh. The malt is sweet, like dark caramel and toffee. Mouthfeel is big, smooth and creamy. Quite tasty and drinkable.

12-09-2010 23:32:43 | More by kingcrowing
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-15-2011 05:02:21 | More by mjtiernan
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Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,213 ratings.