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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3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a very lightly hazy amber color with a light brown tint. The head is big and billowy and has fantastic retention. Over time it very slowly recedes and the large bubbles of the head pop. In the end the receding head leaves a nice level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a caramel sweetness. Mixed with this is a roasted malt aroma, some light molasses notes as well as a faint herbal smell.

Taste – The taste starts out more roasted malt and biscuit in nature with some tastes of a sweet caramel. A hop flavor of an earthy and herbal nature then come to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste. These flavors intensify while most of the caramel dissipates. Overall a roasty, buttery and biscuit flavor mixed with a moderate herbal hop flavor are left on the tongue. Very ESB like in my opinion maybe with just a bit sweeter and more roast then most ESB’s.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel was above average in body as it had a more creamy and smooth then most. The carbonation level was rather low. The low carbonation mixed with the creaminess gave it more of a cask like taste (even out of the bottle) and actually also gave it more the ESB feel as the taste also gave.

Overall – Very nice. It starts sweeter and gets more hoppy and bitter as the taste advances. Quit easy drinking and delicious.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a cloudy burnt clementine with a modest, but sustaining, head. Can't see thru this one.

S - Sweet caramel, butterscotch.

T - Sweet malt with tones of apple and pear upfront, bitterness and alcohol warming on the back. Certainly, an american version of the style, with noticeable hops presence and scotch ale like burn. A tacky sweetness makes this brew a little challenging to approach.

M - Overly carbonated, combine with overly sweet makes for a soda like feel.

This melting pot of flavors have some that I like, but for me, a bit too much going on.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured in a pint glass. Purchased at Willow Park in Regina, SK.

Reddish-copper to amber. Hazy withminimal carbonation. Light beige head is 1/4 inch on the pour but quickly recedes to some thin islands with the odd strand of lacing here and there.

Nose is citrus hops and caramel. A lot hoppier than I would expect from an amber ale.

Fairly well balanced. Cvaramel sweetness and citrus lemon hops at the start. The finish is more of a herbal piney hop, but it's not overpowering as the malt keeps it on a pretty even keel.

Medium bodied with light carbonation and really smooth. This is an easy drinking brew.

I really like it. Bends the style a bit but it has two things I really look for, balance and easy drinkability. Well wothy a try!

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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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