Boont Barl Bourbon Barrel Amber Ale
Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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From:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
ABV:
6%
Score:
80
Avg:
3.51 | pDev: 14.81%
Ratings:
124
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 22, 2017
Added:
May 27, 2014
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  24
SCORE
80
Good
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Notes: None
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4.17 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on Aug 22, 2017
 
3.01 by Timtac from New Jersey on Jan 08, 2017
 
3.85 by tomb_ride from California on Dec 04, 2016
 
4.1 by Lobina from Arizona on Aug 09, 2016
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4.02/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by rand from California

On tap at O'Briens San Diego, poured into a goblet.

A: Red-mahogany in color, almost no head or lacing to speak of.

S: Caramelly malts at the forefront of the bouquet, slightly bourbon-y with notes of cherries. Some grassy, grainy notes toward the edges, overall subdued nose.

T/M: More interesting on the palate, oaky and sweet and bourbony. Marichi cherries and sweetbread give the brew it's characteristic features, while bittering hops add balance toward the finish. A light mouthfeel ushers in a short finish with cola-like risiduals be sips.

Never had a barrel-aged amber...not sure there is much comparable data out there, but this is a pretty tasty beverage in itself.

Jul 25, 2016
 
3.08 by StoutSnob40 from California on Jul 04, 2016
 
3.84 by BeerBeast from Florida on Jun 12, 2016
 
4.25 by rcollyer from California on May 11, 2016
 
3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York on Apr 02, 2016
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3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

Pours a hazy dark red with a thin, white head. A nice sweet malt smell with a candied fruit. Slight bourbon. This amber ale's taste is sweetened with the bourbon aging. A slight burn due to the bourbon. Vanilla notes and caramel notes sneaking in. A medium body experience.

Feb 19, 2016
 
3.67 by AMCimpi from New York on Jan 24, 2016
 
3.8 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Dec 28, 2015
 
3.94 by Dzu from Russian Federation on Nov 17, 2015
 
3.59 by n2pux from Texas on Nov 05, 2015
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3.64/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by stevoj from Idaho

Perfectly aged, expecting this now from Anderson Valley, another masterful presentation. Bourbon barrel adds another dimension to this already fine amber ale. Woody and smoky, smooth and delicious.

Oct 30, 2015
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3.87/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by toronadotornado from California

Anderson Valley Brewing Co. - Boonville, CA - draft

Oct 17, 2015
 
3.5 by Scott_McCool from Florida on Oct 03, 2015
 
3.42 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Oct 02, 2015
 
3.75 by Matt141 from Texas on Sep 28, 2015
 
3.11 by Rick778 from California on Sep 23, 2015
 
3.84 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Sep 05, 2015
 
4 by GClarkage from California on Aug 22, 2015
 
4.04 by curlybird from Pennsylvania on Aug 10, 2015
 
3.59 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Aug 09, 2015
 
4.22 by TurboBrew from Michigan on Aug 08, 2015
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3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

22 ounce bottle - Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Slips out a lightly hazed, darkish amber body with a slim, off-white head. Light lacing.

Smell: A less than energetic aroma, smelling lightly of toasted bread, blonde caramel and brown sugar edged by fruity tones and some woodsy barrel notes.

Taste: Toasted malts rounded with some brown sugar notes, though there's only a bare, minimal amount of sweetness present. Subtly fruity. Barrel accents remain light with some vanilla showing on the swift, thin finish. All in all, it's pretty bland.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Light carbonation.

Overall: It's okay, though perhaps not a beer to really benefit from barrel aging.

Aug 04, 2015
 
3.77 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Jul 04, 2015
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3.19/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on July 3, 2015.

Reddish brown pour with a long lasting cream colored head.

Aroma is rather weak with some Bourbon notes for sure but not a lot else. Sweetness.

Thin body though.

The taste has a slight malt presence with the Bourbon barrel aging coming forth but nothing that makes me think of this as a brown ale otherwise.

Jul 04, 2015
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3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Zach136 from Georgia

Appearance: Mid clarity head. Off white head.

Aroma/Flavor: Pencil shaving oak, bourbon, and nuttyness. Medium+ tannin levels on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Thin bodied, some present booze.

Jul 03, 2015
 
3.96 by Smconnor from Iowa on Jul 02, 2015
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3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Gryphon69 from Michigan

Pretty good if you can get it at a good price

Jun 19, 2015
 
4.06 by AngusOg from North Carolina on Jun 18, 2015
 
3.75 by Immortale25 from North Carolina on Jun 16, 2015
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2.44/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by montesown from Michigan

This was an epic fail - drain.

Jun 14, 2015
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1.28/5  rDev -63.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
by largadeer from California

Pretty epic infection here. Acetic sourness and diacetyl. Stunningly awful.

Jun 10, 2015
 
3.56 by jshusc from South Carolina on Jun 09, 2015
 
3.89 by msscott1973 from North Carolina on Jun 06, 2015
 
3.28 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire on Jun 04, 2015
 
3.96 by JMUduke from Taiwan on May 19, 2015
 
4.04 by BradExtreme from California on May 16, 2015
Boont Barl Bourbon Barrel Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 124 ratings