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Boundary Bay Amber Ale - Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

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Boundary Bay Amber Ale
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-19-2004)
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14%

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2.55/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at flying goat

A: dark amber with a little surface foam and higher clarity than I like in an amber.
S: some banana, grain, bit herbal. Meh.
T: sweet and tea like with some more banana ester and a wee bit of bittering hops.
M: thin for the style with lower carb. Wet finish
O: don't really care for this one.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2012 08:59:22 | More by harrymel
Photo of Rifugium


3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at the Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Served in a sampler glass...as part of my unsuccessful Seattle-to-Vancouver journey.

Average, run-of-the-mill amber ale. Light and not distinctively flavorful, but still nice and moderately drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2011 03:25:01 | More by Rifugium
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4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boundary Bay's Amber Ale has a gentle, rustic character that's easy to connect with. It is unfiltered sorrel with carefree lace, a modest caramel aroma, and a clean intermingling of forward malt sweetness and freestyle hop flavor. Simple, defined balances are this beer's shining grace.

Shows informal elegance and eager repeatability.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2009 04:21:29 | More by RedDiamond
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3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in pint glass at the brewery. Poured a deep red/light brown color with a 1/2 inch of light tan head that dissipated quickly leaving a bare minimum of lacing.

A semi-sweet aroma arrives on the nose followed by a sharp hop blast. A solid malt foundation supports an above average amount of hops for the style. The flavors follow along, except that the taste is slightly sweeter and hoppier than expected for the style, delivering a tangy surprise.

A more solid body than is usual for the style, and more sharp hoppiness flavors than expected. The usual smooth drinkability generally expected for this style is missing, however if you like a sharper, more solid Amber, then this is beer for you. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2009 02:12:48 | More by beertunes
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Ontario (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Clear amber, decent head and lacing.

S - Quite fruity and a light toast.

T - Wow. Heavy pine flavour overrides everything else. Maybe some malt presence, but not enough to balance out the pine.

M - Medium body.

D - This is quite an unbalanced brew. Much more hop-centered than expected.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2008 05:03:14 | More by allergictomacros
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4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitcher consumed at the Viking Tavern in Spokane for $5.

A dark Amber color with about two inches of white foam. Moderate amount of lace.

Smelled like a hoppy amber. Sure, it wasn't to style, but I like hoppy ambers, since so many of the style lack much in the way of character. The malts were out in force as well in a bready, biscuity sort of way, but the hops are what jumped out more than anything.

Again the hops are what was first noticeable in the taste, but the malts then jumped on the pile and things were evenly matched from about that point, with the malts giving a caramel-like sweetness that was perfectly offset by the hops, which give off a mild dryness at the swallow.

Medium bodied, slightly sticky yet prickly mouthfeel.

As stated above, I prefer hoppy ambers to the nearly all-malt version of the style. Others migh find it a tad bitter. Oh, well, more for me! Another winner from Boundary Bay.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2008 20:28:53 | More by woemad
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the brewery, 5 oz sample.

A: Orangy-brown, some head, no lace.

S: Fresh cascade hops.

T: Bready and slightly nutty, with citrous cascade hops. In comparison to their other brews, it's a little plane. Probably a good introduction for the average consumer.

M: Moderate body and carbonation.

D: Easily approachable and quite drinkable. It didn't grab me though.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2005 04:14:23 | More by Derek
Boundary Bay Amber Ale from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
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