Boont Amber Ale | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

very good
1,571 Ratings
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.

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Ratings: 1,571 |  Reviews: 575
Photo of rebel1771
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy dirty copper color with a massive head that stays around a long time.

S: Toasted grain aroma with a decent amount of citrus hops thrown in.

T: Hop flavors come though loud and clear up front fading to a bit of a toasted malt flavor.

O: This style is so open to interpretation anything goes from hoppy to malty. This one lands more on the hoppy side and is pretty good.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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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 kojevergas
2.9/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on-draught into a mason jar at Villains in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a half-finger head of fair cream, decent thickness, and pretty good retention. Semitransparent amber colour.

Sm: Nuits, cream, caramel, and slight hops. Maybe toasted malt. A mild strength aroma.

T: Toasted malt, caramel, heavy butterscotch, and some nuts. Not horribly complex but tasty and balanced. Well built. A bit malt heavy.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Suits the flavours pretty well.

Dr: Very drinkable, but unremarkable. A fairly uninspired amber ale. I wouldn't have it again.

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Photo of KenC
5/5  rDev +30.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of matty
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber colored beer with a slowly fading puffy head.Aroma is fruity with carmel malts.Taste is citrus,carmel and spices.Overall a pretty good beer with a lot of flavor.I would recommend to try this beer at least once.I can see myself buying this again sometime down the road.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bpw28
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber (about a 19.5 SRM), three finger off-white soap bubble head, beautiful lacing, steady carb.

Smell: Good roasted malt, honey, light fresh dark fruits, caramelized sugar, spices (maybe warming spices: cinnamon, clove, nutmeg)

Taste: Big malts, doughy, herbal hops, warming spices come through stronger, fresh plum, caramelized sugar, earthy-woody-smoky (kind of a "whisky" taste). Nice full body, backbone hop bite. Good yeasty/malty linger.

Final Thoughts: A very nice beer. I was a little iffy buying it because I hadn't ever heard of the company but their labels would have you believe they are as well known as Sam Adams or something. But it worked out, and I'll keep an eye out for them again. Buy this one, it's good.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,571 ratings.
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