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Boont Amber Ale | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Boont Amber AleBoont Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

A: Pours a nice brick/rust colored red. Minimal clarity. Moderate haziness. Two fingers off white creamy head. Retention is slightly high of moderate.

S: Malt is well represented. Yeasty, doughy...with hints of orange citrus, fruit and toffee and caramel.

T: Big malty...almost sugary entry transitions beautifully into a muted but noticeable hoppiness that is predominately floral and evergreen oriented. The bitterness is not exclusively hop oriented, as there seems to be a roasted element in there as well, which leads to a long finish. Very flavorful.

M: Great. Balanced, nicely carbonated without being overly bubbly.

O: Good damn amber here. I enjoyed the shit out of it.

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2.39/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into pint glass. Next to no head, no lacing. Good reddish-orange color. Smells of hops, pine, and citrus. My initial taste was almost orangy... further on, there's something that's faintly soapy. The mouthfeel is pretty standard, the carbonation is good though. Overall, I can't get over the soapy taste... I would try this again to see if maybe it was just me just this time.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a muddy orange-amber with a finger of off-white head. Mildly sweet aroma of bready caramel mixed with floral hops.

Moderate carbonation and a light, creamy mouthfeel. Toast up front followed by caramel, honey, a touch of orange, and some light pine on the finish.

Pretty tasty and balanced -- solid brew!

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Single finger head with nice retention. Lots of lacing. Murky brown with golden hues body.

S: very floral. The floral aroma pretty much dominates.

T: floral and malty with a peppermint note primarily in the finish. Malt is in the background.

M: medium body and light to moderate carbonation.

Overall very floral which dominates this brew. Basically if you like floral beers you will enjoy this one.

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4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: An intricate mixture of swirly amber colors as I pour it into the glass, settling into a nice hazy dark beige as it calms down. Sticky lacing that lingers for at least half a minute before dissipating.

S: Strong, bready wafting aroma from the top of the glass. Smells a bit sweet in nature before fading off into a malty afterglow that is really inviting. Can't wait to taste!

T: The tanginess of a strong amber ale plus the maltyness of a strong american ale immediately overwhelm the senses in the most pleasant way. Taste is absolutely the best part of this beer. It's awesome the entire way down the body and rings in the chest as it begs for you to take another drink. I gave it a 4.5 rather than a 5.0 for the very minor fact that there is a *very* slight coppery aftertaste once the beer leaves the mouth. It's almost not a factor in any way, but 5.0 means perfect and it just slightly slips. Still, one of the best amber ale's I've ever tasted.

M: Pretty solid here. Medium weight and medium feeling as it sits on the tongue. No negative aspects to really speak of - wish it were a little thicker but it's hard to expect that with most amber ales.

Overall: Awesome, WAY better than expected. So much better than expected I can't even believe I haven't had this before. Pick this up if you like really malty amber-styled, colorful ales. A-rated.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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2.73/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Amber in appearance with very little head. The aroma is sweet as you get the smell of the malt. Flavor starts off good with a nice malt intro but the sweetness just continues to develop and by the middle of the sip it is too overbearing for me, a liquified sugar candy type flavor. Sweet finish too, though the peak of that sweetness lies in the middle. Mouthfeel medium bodied with a little bit of carbonation. I tried this because it was one of my friend's favorite beers but I definitely felt differently towards it.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap in a pint glass.

The appearance of this beer is close to perfect. Medium dark amber color, see through enough that it looks refreshing. The head is fluffy and thick. Within a few minutes, most of the head disappears and a thin bubbly film remains. The lacing on the glass sticks to the side of the glass in a uniform pattern like frosted glass.

The taste is simple and satisfying. An everyday beer good with food or without. A very carbonated front with a malt flavor lingering on the top of the roof of your mouth. Aftertaste is minimal making it very easy to drink a lot of this beer.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 1,584 ratings
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