Boont Amber Ale | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Boont Amber AleBoont Amber Ale
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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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Ratings: 1,579 |  Reviews: 577
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of jayhawk73
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Pizzeria Paradiso:

Pours a nice amber color with reddish highlights. OK lacing on my pint glass. Fairly clear in appearance. A good looker for the style. The nose is mainly caramel malt, hops, and some sweetness. A little on the weak side for me, but still nice. Taste profile is the same as the nose, but a little stronger taste- very nice and easy to drink. Feel is fairly light, w/ minimal carbonation. This would be a great beer to have several of- it goes down easily, and is pretty tasty for the style. Overall, I would have this again.. It's not my favorite style, but it's a solid beer. Cheers.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with a large lasting head.
Nose shows toasty and nutty malt alongside heafty amounts of caramel. Also some faint pine.
Very similar flavours, lots of nutty and toasty malt. Slightly more hoppy than the aroma, again mainly pine. Seems lacking after the initial burst of flavours though, and a little watery.

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Photo of tdm168
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a perfect amber with a quarter inch of loose, off white head that has good retention. The nose is fruity and sweet with mild caramel notes. The flavor is similar; citrusy hops up front with some fruity, sweet notes followed by some caramel-sweet notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and well carbonated.

This is a solid beer. I've had it before, and I remember some toasted malt notes. Honestly, I enjoy these notes better. I could though use a little more malt backbone, but I'm not complaining.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A massive can collection was given to our family at Christmas this year. This was the first one and many more to come.

Pours ... Well amber ! Slightly hazy but a nice thick light brown heading that did stick around a while.

Nice crisp malty aroma fills the nostrils and doesn't let go. Rich in caramel and a beautiful bready malt aroma.

Again the awesome rich caramel and bready malts hit you a mile a minute, an even more rich molasses make an enterance followed up with a nice lightly hopped medicinal taste.

Mouth is super smooth and not to light either. I wouldn't say full bodied but probably as close as you can get for this style. Excellent retention.

This is what people need to focus in on. Beers like this that no one has ever even heard of but yet satisfy just as much if not more than any big labeled beers. Well done.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Hopswagger
1.44/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Reviewed from notes:

Color was a rich amber color. Smell of dirty dish towels and burnt sugar and malt. Taste was burnt wood and and a sweet unappealing malt combo. The aftertaste was worse. The initial taste was bad and stayed with me even the next day after brushing my teeth and eating. Cant help but wonder if its a bad bottle or just bad product. Too cautious to try again. Almost wrote off amber completely.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Aroma is quite sweet, with an aroma of crystal malts with a touch of toastiness as well. I dig it.

Pours, as a person would guess, a clear amber color in my class with a fair head with slight lacing.

Taste is definitely on the sweeter end for ambers. Quite fruity, and again, a good deal of crystal malts are apparent along with an orange note and a good deal of earthiness. There's just a small twinge of hop bitterness on the back, but again it's very small. All in all, the sweetness rules the day here.

Went down very, very easy. Delicious. Sweet, earthy, but not too sweet. A great "go to" beer for all seasons.

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Photo of blakelive784
2.95/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz can served in a pint glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a murky copper/amber color with a towering 3.5 finger head. Retention is very good, and the beer as a whole is rather inviting.

S - Heavy caramel, grassy hops, orange, and earthy notes. Pretty mild.

T - A strong dose of caramel and grass open, and play out to a slightly bitter finish. Rather simple, but balanced very well.

M - Strangely light, and coarse until a watery finish.

D - Doesn't really fit into the style all too well, but not a bad beer at all. Simple, but it's built well and easily drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 67.6% out of 100 with 1,579 ratings
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