Boont Barl Bourbon Barrel Amber Ale | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Boont Barl Bourbon Barrel Amber AleBoont Barl Bourbon Barrel Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
avbc.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jaydoc on 05-27-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
123
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
14.75%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 123
Reviews by Jree261:
Photo of Jree261
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance-Red to copper with an off white to white foam out of the bottle

Smell-Wheaty yeast and red fruit.

Taste-Subtle on the whiskey from the barrel aging, stronger with the yellow yeasty flavors and strawberries and raspberries on the front.

Mouthfeel-Good finish, not overly heavy.

Overall-Not bad. Nothing terribly special. Mouthfeel is my favorite part. I would've like more of the barrel notes to come through.

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Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Has a bourbon over malt nose.
Pours hazy brown under a 1” finely bubbled off-white very finely bubbled foam cap.
Malt and bourbon dominate the palate with some caramel and vanilla notes that linger long into the finish.
Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of Dizzy
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Beer21
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Peanutlady
2/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
2.6/5  rDev -29%

Photo of tclipse
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of KensWorld
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of russpowell
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a chill-hazed orange/copper with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Nice lacing & head retention

S: Faint leafy hops, caramel & bourbon notes

T: Leafy hops, a little bit of caramel & figs, faint dryness up front. More leafy hops, figs & a whisper of Bourbon as this warms. Finishes dry, with leafy hops & a little booze bite ( not really helping though )

MF: Lively carbonation, light/medium bodied, warming

Not a horrible beer, but not one I would buy again or recommend. Everything isn't better with barrel aging. Getting more misses than hits from these new beers. Pull it together A Valley! A bit better warm, still not impressed

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Photo of Rborre321
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of tomb_ride
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of mozim
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Berls_McSquirrels
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of jessealmlie
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.19/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of DavidHume
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Gregaroo
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of arcman001
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

appearance: Hazy dark honey colored. Nice swath of off white head. Lacing is thick but doesn't stick around long.
smell: Nice enough malty aroma. Not getting much from the barrel treatment except a nice vanilla.
taste: much like the nose though not getting that vanilla. Just not getting any barrel characteristics.
overall: According to AV, they aged for 6 months in 3rd use Wild Turkey barrels. They tout this as, "a truly sessionable barrel-aged beer with finesse." True enough. Maybe a little too much finesse for me. I appreciate the subtlety but just not getting those flavors typical of a bourbon barrel treatment even in a muted way. Nice beer though.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Boont Barl Bourbon Barrel Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
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