Boont Amber Ale | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,565 Ratings
Boont Amber AleBoont Amber Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Balance is what makes our Boont Amber Ale so unique: rich, crystal malts give this beer a deep copper hue and contribute a slight caramel sweetness while the herbal, spicy bitterness from carefully selected whole-cone hops impart a crisp, clean finish. Hints of sun toasted grain, toffee, and fruity esters compliment the mellow, noble hop aroma.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,565
Reviews:
573
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.76%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
257
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Parmesan
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Dark red color with a medium white head and a little bit of lacing on the glass.

S: Notes of caramel and toffee, with notes of vanilla, some notes of dark cherry a slight hop at the end.

T: Notes of caramel and toffee, with notes of vanilla, notes of dark cherry, very similar to the smell.

F: Medium body and carbonation

O: This is a tasty caramelly and toffee Amber ale.

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
2.83/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Brownish-red amber. Good head, great lacing.

Stale, watery malt, creamy caramel with earthy hints of toffee, citrus and pine.

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Photo of monkist
4.59/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kitekid
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ebwang
2.87/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Amber in color with an inch of densely packed beige head. Moderate lacing. The aroma is light malt and lightly toasted bread. I'm tasting some lightly toasted malt with a bit of marzipan or toffee. The mouth is fairly light and smooth.

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Photo of bshefftz
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oleg85
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterRigger
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jack-R
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nunya
3.29/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of rdub
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timtac
3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jeff137
4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gtn0208
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jeff1973
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bundy462
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sisterofba
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaltofOH
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle, no visible date. 350 A1 2306 on the bottom(Aug.17th?). DFH tulip.

A: pours a slightly hazy Amber red with 1 finger of off-white bubbly head that quickly recedes to islands of bubbles. No visible carb. Fair lacing.

S: deep, sweet caramel and a slight fruity hint; Fuji apples, caramel apples? Bread crust. I love this smell.

T: hey! That's pretty light and crisp for an amber! Arrives bready, with those apple and fruity notes swirling about. Across mid palate it is decidedly malty, but remains crisp, and stays just short of ever becoming sweet. Finishes clean and semi-dry.

M: lighter end of mid-weight, with moderate to low carbonation, and a very clean finish.

O: I often ask myself why I should try a new (to me) beer in a style in which I have a clear favorite. This is the answer - you sometimes find something spectacular. This is a fruity, malty, supremely balanced, and utterly clean amber ale. Better than Bell's? We'll have to do a head to head; but this is definitely worth trying, and is six-pack worthy, in a style that is overlooked because of its subtlety.

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Photo of seansean95
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: pretty opaque amber with little to no lacing. Single finger head dissipates quickly.

Smell: very mild biscuity smell.

Taste: sweet malty somewhat biscuity taste. There is a slightly unpleasant saccharine sweetness that gets worse the more you drink.

Feel: crisp, light, and smooth.

Overall Not bad but I doubt I'd go out of my way to buy it again.

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Photo of zotzot
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AaronChevard
1.76/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Looked good. Very orange taste, I didn't enjoy it that much. I expected a malty taste and it was exactly the opposite.

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Photo of Cabindan
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,565 ratings.
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