Boont Amber Ale | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,576 Ratings
Boont Amber AleBoont Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
avbc.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,576
Reviews:
577
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.76%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
264
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,576 |  Reviews: 577
Photo of captaincoffee
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours more brown than amber or copper, with a medium off white to light khaki head that had some staying g power and leaves a little lacing. Nose is malty with caramel malts and toast and just a touch of hops in the back. Taste follows suit with a sweeter, fuller bodied, maltier beer than expected. A bit marzen like. Not a typical American amber, but flavorful and overall good if you like them malty.

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Photo of MGibbons
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twb0392
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aufie
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TequilaVoodoo
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreska
4.46/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drink this with Soft-baked snickerdoodles. Top notch!

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Photo of cmurkar
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear bloody red orange ,with a 1 1/2 inch white head. Very foamy and disappears pretty quickly. Leaves a lot of lacing behind. Caramel is very forward in the smell, due to the crystal malt. That aside, it finishes very floral and hoppy. Taste has me kind of disappointed. I was expecting a heavy caramel flavor based on the smell, but it's not as pronounced as anticipated. It's much more dark fruit and hop forward. Liking the sweetness however. Light feel with slight carbonation. It's a refreshing beer overall, and should leave you satisfied.

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Photo of jeffdr123
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

At the Big Sur restaurant in Carmel. It's just fine. Couldn't tell much about the look in this dark place. Balanced, but a little low key for my tastes. A little watery, but probably a good intro to craft beer for a Michelob fan.

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Photo of Danicao14
2.78/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Giangio
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Starts sweet, but finishes dry and not too hoppy (for me.)
Listed in the "1001 Beers", it deserves to be there. MJ's 1999 "Guide" gave 3 of 4 stars.

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Photo of KBlodorn
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bird_soul
3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GrubbingWGrizzly
4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I really do enjoy this brew, it gives me a nice feeling and goes well with most of what I eat. Additionally, it's at a price point to make it affordable to have for more than just "special occasions."

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Photo of dacrza1
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

DATE: April 21, 2016... OCCASION: a tiresome day ends in an old friend... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... APPEARANCE:thick, frothy, off-white head captures the vision first.. the effervescent, copper body is also impressive to look at... the lacing resembles camo, with zigzagging angles of entanglement... AROMA: caramel is up front and center, with subtle nut and soft hops... some bread and toasted malts make for an alluring aroma... PALATE: creamy, smooth, lightly hopped and pleasantly lingering... impressively sessionable... TASTE: tough to detect a dominant flavor here... the caramel is appreciable, with the sweet malts lightening the taste...some fruitiness--apple, pear--are present... OVERALL: I haven't seen Anderson Valley offered locally for years, and then, lo and behold, I found this six at Hope... just as I remembered it: smooth, sweet, and sessionable... a beer that suits many occasions and rewards with just enough flavor... all that is right with the American amber genre...

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Photo of Bunman3
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a tasty beer and a fine bargain, at less than $5 for a bomber at Safeway. Overall, this is a well balanced and incredibly satisfying Amber. The crystal/caramel malt directs the operation while the hood have the good sense to stand the eff down.

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Photo of Louismmce
3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DKHNOVA
4.83/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ZombPumpkin
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Capucho
4.81/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,576 ratings.
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