Boont Amber Ale | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Boont Amber AleBoont Amber Ale
1,582 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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2001

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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

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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Photo of cliff1066
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We pop the top and pour an orangey, amber brew. The coloring glows brightly through the glass, with no haze or sediment noted, and light hiccups of carbonation. Retention is nice, as the initial head of two fingers stands tall, cakey, and tan in coloring. Chunky, spidery lacing is left down the walls of the glass. The first thought on the nose is that it smells like Thanksgiving stuffing. There are big herbal hops sitting against lighter caramel and pale malts. There are metallics of yeast, and a watery vegetable quality much like celery. With warmth comes a cutting sweetness of buttercream and lactics. Our first impression is similar to that of the nose in that there are huge bready and herbal qualities, akin to the likes of freshly herbed and peppered stuffing. As we sip, herbal hop bitterness mixes with pale malts, metallics, and light adjuncty grain. The hops keep things juicy and wet to the peak, where sweet creamed corn comes to battle an enhanced herbal hop bite. The finish washes with that aromatic vegetable metallic note from the nose, along with more metallics, light toffee sweetness, a brush of buttered bread, salty sunflower seeds, fermented apple sweetness, and those wild herbal hops. The aftertaste breathes strongly of the latter, with metallic adjuncts, light toasted grit, yeast, and mineral. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium. There is nice slurp, smack, cream, and froth on each sip, with a cooling coating left around the mouth. The herbal qualities leave additional bite and coolness, much like mint. There is little dryness or astringency. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we liked best about this brew was uniqueness of the hops in both the aroma and the flavoring. The nose really wakes you up, taking you to a very foody, organic place in your thoughts. The flavoring follows suit exactly as you would expect, keeping nice continuity of flavor, and blend between everything that is going on. The feel is soft and slurpable, with the drinker left happy on all fronts.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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1/5  rDev -74%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass. A nice deep amber hue with a adequate 2 finger off white head. Decent retention and lacing. Nose is sweet malts, brown sugar notes, bread and earthy hops. Taste follows the nose closely and takes on a sweet/sugary front end. Fairly complex with the malts and hops that give it a unique taste. Perhaps a bit too sweet, but unique. Fairly well balanced. A touch hoppy on the end. Feel is just okay. A tad thin and carbonated. Perhaps a bit too dry as well. Overall- A pretty decent Amber that has some good/interesting qualities. Like the sugar/malty front, but distracted by the hop/dry finish. Wouldn't turn one down and will hit this again at some point. Nothing outstanding, but pretty good-

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Boont Amber Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 1,582 ratings
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