Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.25/5 rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2002 10:53:39 | More by Jason
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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 1,183 ratings.