Bozone Select Amber Ale - Bozeman Brewing Company
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Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
3.95/5 rDev +11%
12oz can received from my good friend and coworker Boisebeerlover (Matt hasn't checked in on BA in a looong time). This can was a gift to him from a friend and he turned it over to me.. Thanks Matt and Matt's friend :-)
Poured into my small CC goblet... beautiful clear orange brew.. decent head and lacing... pretty for sure.
Good citrus hops in the nose... but the malts are the big players... caramel and good toast.. clean and very well balanced.
More malt heavy than many American Ambers.. the balance is what makes this one a winner... The hops are there, but seem in the background and allow the toast and light caramel to parade up front.. mild but fresh citrus on the finish.. bits of bitter hoppiness provide drinkability.
Body is medium for the style... carbonation seems a touch light.. still, this is a very approachable beer... very drinkable...
Honesty, I am surprised to see Bozeman Brewing canning... For the longest time, they were tap only and tearing it up. The cans are an expensive investment.... Props.. This brew is nearly perfect for the style and very fresh... It belongs on a raft... not in a Boise office midwinter.... I will be up in Montana this summer and will be looking for Bozone cans.
02-15-2012 06:59:01 | More by JohnGalt1
3.46/5 rDev -2.8%
Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with a one finger head of white billowy foam. The head has a lighter level of retention, fading to leave a tiny level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is mainly of a caramel aroma with light hints of a roasted malt smell mixed within. Some very light floral and herbal smells are there as well helping to balance out the caramel smells.
Taste – The taste begins with a smoother lightly toasted malt and caramel flavor. The caramel flavor gains strength toward the middle only to fade again more toward the end of the taste. All the while the roasted malt flavors remain relatively constant, creating a base flavor for the brew. As the nose would have suggested, some hop flavors come at the end of the taste with a floral, herbal, and earthy hop flavor all making their presence known. In the end, these hop flavors end up mixing with the rest of the flavors to leave a rather smooth and pleasant lightly roasted caramel flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The mouthfeel is rather nice for the amber ale style while also being great for the easy drinking nature of the brew,
Overall – A tasty and very easy drinking amber ale. While not anything too outstanding overall, it is a good 6 packer beer to share with friends as it is flavorful and very non offensive; good for just about any taste preference.
05-04-2014 01:45:42 | More by Darkmagus82
4.33/5 rDev +21.6%
This American light amber ale has a light copper color and a great spicy hop presence somewhere between the usual amber and an American pale ale. There is a nice cloves/grassy finish to the brew with almost a peppery aftertaste. This is a great brew.
08-16-2002 18:30:05 | More by beernut7
3.8/5 rDev +6.7%
The beer pours a chill-hazed, orange amber color, siding more towards orange in my book. The beer pours with a yellowing head of bubbles that look like there the color of lightly buttered popcorn. The bubbles are medium sized and slowly fizzle away, leaving a sticky, bubbly ring of lacing on the sides of the glass. On the nose, the beer smells of clean and bready caramel with a touch of pine. The caramel is sweet and sticky on the nose, and is really pleasant, even hinting towards milk chocolate and buttered popcorn at times. On the tongue, the beer tastes crisply sweet with a touch of balancing bitter and a very faint hint of acid. In flavor, the beer tastes of candy sweet caramel, which smoothes into warm caramel bread with just a touch of pine to keep the beer far from being cloying. The finish is of sweet caramel bread and a touch more pine than was in the rest of the sip, and the aftertaste is a light and bready caramel that sweetens the sides of the mouth. This is very nice and simple tasting beer with not a lot of complexity, but a nice grasp of the flavors it wants to portray. In the mouth, the beer feels on the thick side of medium, just below heavy, with a light and sluggish carbonation that tickles the tongue after a second of sitting in the mouth. Overall, this is a pleasant and simple amber ale that is nice to knock back. It reminds me a lot of Baxter Brewing’s Amber Road. A perfect beer to sip as the days grow colder and fall clamps down.
05-31-2013 17:28:26 | More by Maxwell
3.66/5 rDev +2.8%
Appearance- copper colored with a silky light tan finger head. Plenty of carbonation swirling
Smell- pale malt notes with slight earthy hop character
Taste- initial sweetness of light caramel and definite toffee, middle tongue with some earthiness and slight hop oils, hint of some light fruits, finishes with a crisp but sweet hang-on
Mouthfeel- light/medium bodied, smooth
Overall- I had this from a tap and it was noticeably better, but I'll take this in a can on any hike
04-26-2013 04:04:57 | More by Sark
3.75/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured from a 12 once can into a shaker. A moderate pour produces about a one inch head of frothy, white foam. The beer is a pale orange-amber color with light carbonation.
A good amount of hop notes are displayed in both the aroma and flavor. Light citrus and floral notes and an earthy bitterness combine with a fairly complex but light malt qualities, evoking caramel and possibly some pungent melon notes (from the Vienna malt?).
This is a very good, fairly light brew that seems to go down well this time of year. This was given to me by a friend, and I think it is mostly, or perhaps exclusively, available around the Bozeman, Montana area.
08-26-2014 02:40:49 | More by archyquaffer
3.65/5 rDev +2.5%
I have had this twice, the first time it tasted like laundry detergent, sent it back and got something else. Several weeks later I tried it again at the same place and was a lot better. (must have been bad dish washing) Anyway it is just like any pale ale I brew at home, nothing special to write about, but hope to see more from these folks, though they seem to be keeping a low profile. Somewhat rich in malt flavor with a cascade hop aftertaste. (and an extremely hop tasting "burp", which reminds me of when I tried sucking on a hop cone (not as pleasant as you would hope)
02-19-2003 11:02:19 | More by Fabric8r
Bozone Select Amber Ale from Bozeman Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.