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

1,420 Ratings
THE BROS
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outstanding

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Ratings: 1,420
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 65
Gots: 148 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2001

Balance is what makes our Boont Amber Ale so unique: rich, crystal malts give this beer a deep copper hue and contribute a slight caramel sweetness while the herbal, spicy bitterness from carefully selected whole-cone hops impart a crisp, clean finish. Hints of sun toasted grain, toffee, and fruity esters compliment the mellow, noble hop aroma.
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Ratings: 1,420 | Reviews: 564
Photo of Schreibock
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have sought out this beer when traveling in the west...love it

Photo of 31Sam13
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A fond remembrance from my period in the Valley. I love Anderson...

Photo of ChristinaLynn
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my all time favorite beer. Easy to drink. Amazing crispy cedar taste. Color is a dark amber. Smells like home for me.

Photo of MrMeerbill
4.95/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Best amber ale I've ever tasted like cedar wood its amazing

Photo of ZaneBoni
4.94/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smooth with a caramel malt flavor, minimal bitterness

Photo of donguillermo27
4.89/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Brewed by Anderson Valley Brewing Company in Mendocino county, presentation 12 ounce bottle.
This is an amber ale that I will never be able to forget. Its taste is very similar to SLO Amber Ale, yet Boont is a little more on the hoppy side. Full bodied, very thick amber malts, perfectly compensated by the complex taste of the strong bittering hops. Pours a rich mouth watering amber color, you can smell the hints of the hops while you are pouring it. Exceptional drinkability, some might find it to be a little hoppy for an amber ale, yet nothing one can't handle, but i believe the strong hops blended perfectly with the sweet hints of caramel are what make this beer so deliciously complex.
I can't wait to go up to the brewry and have some "Bahl Hornin'," as they say in Mendocino county (good drinking) Boont on draught.

Photo of MaaikeMae
4.88/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My all-time favourite session beer, and the best American amber at that. Perfect malt backbone with a great hop character- excellent balance. Beautiful colour!! I am happy and proud to turn on as many people as possible to this beer.

I'd like to thank AVBC for hours of pleasurable Boont Amber drinking.

Photo of cooperkeg
4.85/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

After pouring it into my glass I was impressed by the brightness of the color and the activity of the carbonation, which provided a rich creamy head. This beer had wonderful aromas of caramel malt and pine (hops). The mouth feel is extremely full, round and silky. A very full flavored amber. The balance of malt and hop characters is the best I've tasted in sometime!

Photo of JackTheRipper
4.85/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours an ever so slightly hazy reddish-amber color. Thin tannish head with slight lacing.

Smell: Fruity, orange-ish smell, maybe a bit of bread in the background.

Taste: Malty, sweet taste up front, taste of orange zest, balances nicely at the end with a bit of bitterness. Not much of an aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Full body, carbonation is dead on perfect. Alcohol warms the back of the throat and stomach on the way down.

Drinkability: Not overpowering in any one specific area, this is a fantastic offering. AVBC done good with this one. I think I'll be picking up a few more of these.

Photo of RobH
4.8/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My first beer of the night at Birreria Paradiso in Washington, D.C. A fantastic beer to get the palate warmed up!

Amber ale is one of my favorite beer styles, and this is one of the best I've had.

Refreshing, clean and flavorful. Not too bitter as some can be. Well balanced. Very nice nose.

This is an extremely drinkable session type beer. This is a great beer to serve to swill-beer drinkers who you are trying to move to craft beers because of its balance and the fact that it has nothing offensive going on. This beer has broad appeal.

Photo of BermahOne
4.8/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I absolutetly love this beer. The first time I had it was on draft in a bar in Santa Cruz. It poured out with a lot of head. It had such a nice aroma to it, kind of woodsy. Taste really smooth caramel nutty just a bunch of greatness. Definitely reccommended!!!

Photo of Sethazz
4.79/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Simply one of the best American Amber Ales out there. Great balance!

Photo of macbethkid84
4.78/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Good brown ale from one of my favorite breweries.

Photo of Surefire
4.77/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Excellent amber ale that is darker than most.

A: Dark red, bordering on brown.
S: Sweet caramel, fruit
T: Sweet caramel, bold fruit, not many hops
M: Medium body, a little creamy
5: Very drinkable, and user friendly

Overall, a little on the soft side in hops, but still complex enough to be very enjoyable. Malt driven with lots of sweet fruit flavors, with just enough hops to provide balance. Overall, one of my favorite ambers.

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Flowery, spicy nose, light caramel
Pours reddish amber with a slight chill haze, 3" off white fluffy head, slowly descends, lacy.
Palate: light sweetness with a touch of caramel and a suspicion of chocolate, light biscuit, finishes with an earthy hop accent.
Medium body and carbonation.

Photo of Default262
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Great beer

Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a beer can glass on 06.12.14.

A: See through red/amber. Thin head that quickly recedes into a ring.

S: Sweet malt. Brown sugar and caramel.

T: Caramel, brown sugar, and a bready sweetness dominate. Flower and citrus are subtle.

M: Creamy. Somewhat watery.

O: A lot of amber ales are so malt forward that I have to be in the right mood to drink them. With the flower and citrus flavors, this one is a bit lighter and easier to drink.

Rating: A, 95/100.

Photo of GTSeabolt
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

I prefer lighter/smoother amber ales and this is the best of them all.

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
4.67/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | 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.

Photo of Csikic93
4.66/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I've always enjoyed Amber ales but this one was really special. It was a golden color with a nice foamy head. Would buy again.

Photo of beerinabottle
4.63/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Purchased in Naas Kildare Ireland Feb 2015. Very drinkable amber ale. Reasonable lacing and light mouth feel. Maybe too easy to drink ( I prefer the highly hopped IPAs). Note: I give high ratings if I like the beer.

Photo of mghotbi
4.62/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear deep red with creamy head that dissipated slowly leaving complex lacing all over the glass.

Predominant caramel malt in the nose, a bit of floral hop note. Smooth with prominent carbonation on the tongue.

A very well balanced taste with predominance of malty sweetness, traces of pineapple and melon, then transitioning to mild hop bitterness with nutty and smoky finish. A moderately hoppy version of the American Amber Ale style. Delicious and complex.

Mouthfeel is rich, bordering on creamy.

Delicious and refreshing - very drinkable. Another excellent beer from the folks at Anderson Valley Brewing. One of my favorite American Ambers.

Photo of JasonCoop
4.61/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a very nice hazy brownish amber color. lacy white foam on top. looks great.

smells buttery with hints of caramel. smells sweet.

tastes full and sweet. very malty with a buttery caramel taste. sublte hops balance it out perfectly. very smooth.

mouthfeel is pretty full, somewhat creamy but very smooth.

all in all a great beer. only drawback is the price.

Photo of tattooedtolley
4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Appearance: Deep amber color with frothy white head that leaves plenty of lacing.

Smell: Hoppy, fruity, some malts and caramel.

Taste: Malts make themselves known and are sweet, the bitterness of the hops blance everything out very nicely. Great taste

Mouthfeel: The malts seem to hold the body together nicely.

Drinkability: Definitely worthy of a few pints.

Overall this beer is fantastic. To me amber ales are always sort of questionable as to how they will taste. I have had so many that they range from too hoppy and bitter to too malty and sweet. This one does a helluva good balancing act. This was the beer that turned me on to craft beers, a few years ago.

Photo of stewart124
4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This pours dark copper color with a thick off-white head. This beer is very clear with a dense and sticky head.

The nose is quite fragrant and floral. The hops are subtle with a slight hint of a caramel/vanilla.

The taste is quite sweeter than I expected and much chewier. Lots of biscuit and a nice aromatic touch. Very smooth and soft but oh so drinkable. The hops perfectly balance the malts. There a bits of citrus but I'm picking up more of a floral touch from the hops.

This is a great example of an american amber ale. The balance between the malts and hops is right on and the finish is very clean.

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Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,420 ratings.