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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Photo of denver10
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Demitra
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%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

12oz bottle, purchased in Rome for as low as 4€, which is the lowest price i've ever seen in an american craft beer

A- Dark copper with a hint of haziness. Quite small but very soft looking off-white head, nice retention and lacing

S- Crispy caramel and bready malts aroma, with some background fruity notes (peach, orange). A delicate note of flowery and citric hops brings a nice refreshing feel

T- Sweet caramel and honey malts, whit a bit of a bread-like feel to them. Lively but always delicate fruity notes (orange, citrus, with hops probably in the mix). A bit of hop bitterness with delicate grassy/flowery notes. Clean and simple, but somehow still quite complex and satisfying

M- Medium body, with just the right amount of delicate carbonation resulting in a nice smooth feel, on both tongue and palate

O- Perfectly balanced on the malts/hops combination, refreshing and extremely balanced. Not the most flavourful or complex beer out there, so if you are in for bold and super-tasty beers this may not be your cup of tea, but it is a fine, excellent brew. I would gladly drink it on regular basis if US imports did not cost so much

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazed amber with a cream colored head that provides mild lacing.

S - Loads of caramel malt, the yeast is doughy and a bit tangy smelling. Mild citrus hops.

T - Lightly toasted malt, sweet caramel backed with some spicy citrus hops. Doughy bread and butterscotch comes out as it warms. Finishes with a bit of acidic astringency.

M - A medium lush body, creamy and smooth feel.

The caramel dominates and the yeast adds character. Nice body and easy going down. The astringent finish is the only flaw. A good drinking Amber ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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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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Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 1,593 ratings