Boont Amber Ale | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

very good
1,565 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very cloudy copper color with a ton of sediment that looks like sand floating in it, and a big foamy 2 finger light tan head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly, leaving good lacing and a thick creamy layer on top.

Smells of dark fruit, caramel, tea leaf, floral hops, caramel, toffee, candy and bread pudding; it is very sweet with the malty and bready notes almost desert like with caramel drizzled on top – very nice malty aroma.

Tastes sweet and malty overall, with a mix of caramel, toffee, dark fruit like a red apple, cherry and a plum, caramel, tea leaf, floral hops, candy like Razzles, brown sugar, sweet malt, light yeast and a combo of piney hops and floral hops; very sweet with the malty and bready notes mixing well with the hoppy bitterness and fruity aftertaste that almost balance it, but still let it lean on the malty side with a good variety of sweet flavors that trail off like syrup or molasses.

Mouthfeel is medium and chewy, with light carbonation, a medium body and a slightly bitter finish that is mostly sweet and malty. Aftertaste is more yeast and hops than the malt, with the taste of fruit starting to rot like a pear or apple that is a week past its prime.

Overall a good beer, a malty treat that is fruity and hoppy and pretty easy to drink if you are looking for the intense sweetness of this malty style. Not a session beer to me, but a flavorful brew that showcases malt, caramel and fruit in a very enjoyable way.

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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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