Boont Amber Ale | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

very good
1,575 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: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber with a rich and foamy off-white head into a stein. Tasty smells of fruit, maple, and grains mingle with a hoppy smell of grass. Very aromatic for style.

Fruit and malt forward all the way! A bit sticky and leans toward medium to heavy body (and this is particularly true for style). Rich notes of caramel mingle with apricot, berries, butterscotch and pancake batter. Fresh cut grass, citrus and a bit o' pine round out the mouthfeel for one smooth [email protected]' ale. Sweetness lingers a bit in the finish, begging you to follow up with another swill. It has that certain AVBC balance of ester notes that you'll also find in their Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice. I don't know how they achieve it exactly, but it unique and tasty nonetheless.

Delicious! I had this years back and haven't had it since. I almost forgot how good this is -- it is easily one of my top choices for an amber ale. It's a great beer to check your palate on. Further proof that you don't have to be above 6% ABV to be flavorful and praise-worthy. AVBC might not release the "latest and greatest" and might not be the grand innovators, but making high-quality, easy drinking brews day in and day out is super-sexy to me.

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12oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Hazy amber orange with a creamy off-white head.

S - Sweet caramel malt and biscuit, with a hint of floral hops.

T - A balanced blend of sweet caramel, bread, nutty malts, and earthy floral hops. The hops lend a touch of fruitiness and light bitterness on the finish. A pleasant nutty, grainy flavor lingers on.

M - Medium-full bodied, smooth and a bit chewy. Average carbonation with somewhat of a dry finish.

O - Definitely a tasty and balanced amber ale. Superb drinkability. Anderson Valley hasn't disappointed me yet.

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Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,575 ratings.
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