Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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3.79/5 rDev -1%
A: pours a clear deep copper with a light tan head. Not terribly persistent but OK lacing
S: Spicy, floral hop, not too strong. Good caramel base with some cookie and faint banana bread aroma.
T: Nice sweet malty profile with a low amount of earthy bitterness. Some citrus zest with again, a faint banana flavor. Bright malty beer nice and bready in the finish. Less hop flavor than I anticipated. Almost Belgian like.
M: Solid medium body beer with a wee bit of citrus tang on the tongue. Smooth and low to moderate carbonation.
O: This is a nice beer. It doesn't strike me as a prime example of an amber ale, but something different. I expected a bit more hop flavor and aroma. I'm wondering if this beer may possibly have been on the shelf at the beer store a bit too long. It's a nice beer overall but I'd like to sample another to see if it's age or not.
08-05-2014 23:10:02 | More by slusk
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.45/5 rDev -9.9%
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.
07-28-2014 10:03:43 | More by flyingpig
Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,216 ratings.