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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

1,351 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,351
Reviews: 542
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 62
Gots: 101 | 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

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of grittybrews
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a muddy orange-amber with a finger of off-white head. Mildly sweet aroma of bready caramel mixed with floral hops.

Moderate carbonation and a light, creamy mouthfeel. Toast up front followed by caramel, honey, a touch of orange, and some light pine on the finish.

Pretty tasty and balanced -- solid brew!

Photo of dgeebs07
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single finger head with nice retention. Lots of lacing. Murky brown with golden hues body.

S: very floral. The floral aroma pretty much dominates.

T: floral and malty with a peppermint note primarily in the finish. Malt is in the background.

M: medium body and light to moderate carbonation.

Overall very floral which dominates this brew. Basically if you like floral beers you will enjoy this one.

Photo of Psilo707
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: An intricate mixture of swirly amber colors as I pour it into the glass, settling into a nice hazy dark beige as it calms down. Sticky lacing that lingers for at least half a minute before dissipating.

S: Strong, bready wafting aroma from the top of the glass. Smells a bit sweet in nature before fading off into a malty afterglow that is really inviting. Can't wait to taste!

T: The tanginess of a strong amber ale plus the maltyness of a strong american ale immediately overwhelm the senses in the most pleasant way. Taste is absolutely the best part of this beer. It's awesome the entire way down the body and rings in the chest as it begs for you to take another drink. I gave it a 4.5 rather than a 5.0 for the very minor fact that there is a *very* slight coppery aftertaste once the beer leaves the mouth. It's almost not a factor in any way, but 5.0 means perfect and it just slightly slips. Still, one of the best amber ale's I've ever tasted.

M: Pretty solid here. Medium weight and medium feeling as it sits on the tongue. No negative aspects to really speak of - wish it were a little thicker but it's hard to expect that with most amber ales.

Overall: Awesome, WAY better than expected. So much better than expected I can't even believe I haven't had this before. Pick this up if you like really malty amber-styled, colorful ales. A-rated.

Photo of ArcaneXor
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of kchannel9
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of denver10
2.73/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Amber in appearance with very little head. The aroma is sweet as you get the smell of the malt. Flavor starts off good with a nice malt intro but the sweetness just continues to develop and by the middle of the sip it is too overbearing for me, a liquified sugar candy type flavor. Sweet finish too, though the peak of that sweetness lies in the middle. Mouthfeel medium bodied with a little bit of carbonation. I tried this because it was one of my friend's favorite beers but I definitely felt differently towards it.

Photo of razorsdescent
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of poppyjohn
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of avckc
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of TrojanWheels
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Demitra
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap in a pint glass.

The appearance of this beer is close to perfect. Medium dark amber color, see through enough that it looks refreshing. The head is fluffy and thick. Within a few minutes, most of the head disappears and a thin bubbly film remains. The lacing on the glass sticks to the side of the glass in a uniform pattern like frosted glass.

The taste is simple and satisfying. An everyday beer good with food or without. A very carbonated front with a malt flavor lingering on the top of the roof of your mouth. Aftertaste is minimal making it very easy to drink a lot of this beer.

Photo of GoGators
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jpbebeau
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of dexterk1
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Cozzatoad
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, purchased in Rome for as low as 4€, which is the lowest price i've ever seen in an american craft beer

A- Dark copper with a hint of haziness. Quite small but very soft looking off-white head, nice retention and lacing

S- Crispy caramel and bready malts aroma, with some background fruity notes (peach, orange). A delicate note of flowery and citric hops brings a nice refreshing feel

T- Sweet caramel and honey malts, whit a bit of a bread-like feel to them. Lively but always delicate fruity notes (orange, citrus, with hops probably in the mix). A bit of hop bitterness with delicate grassy/flowery notes. Clean and simple, but somehow still quite complex and satisfying

M- Medium body, with just the right amount of delicate carbonation resulting in a nice smooth feel, on both tongue and palate

O- Perfectly balanced on the malts/hops combination, refreshing and extremely balanced. Not the most flavourful or complex beer out there, so if you are in for bold and super-tasty beers this may not be your cup of tea, but it is a fine, excellent brew. I would gladly drink it on regular basis if US imports did not cost so much

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazed amber with a cream colored head that provides mild lacing.

S - Loads of caramel malt, the yeast is doughy and a bit tangy smelling. Mild citrus hops.

T - Lightly toasted malt, sweet caramel backed with some spicy citrus hops. Doughy bread and butterscotch comes out as it warms. Finishes with a bit of acidic astringency.

M - A medium lush body, creamy and smooth feel.

The caramel dominates and the yeast adds character. Nice body and easy going down. The astringent finish is the only flaw. A good drinking Amber ale.

Photo of zenwatts
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of kepp
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of jekane04
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of jayhawk73
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Pizzeria Paradiso:

Pours a nice amber color with reddish highlights. OK lacing on my pint glass. Fairly clear in appearance. A good looker for the style. The nose is mainly caramel malt, hops, and some sweetness. A little on the weak side for me, but still nice. Taste profile is the same as the nose, but a little stronger taste- very nice and easy to drink. Feel is fairly light, w/ minimal carbonation. This would be a great beer to have several of- it goes down easily, and is pretty tasty for the style. Overall, I would have this again.. It's not my favorite style, but it's a solid beer. Cheers.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,351 ratings.