Bozone Select Amber Ale
Bozeman Brewing Company

Bozone Select Amber AleBozone Select Amber Ale
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American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #427
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3.68 | pDev: 11.41%
Bozeman Brewing Company
Montana, United States
Bozone Select Amber AleBozone Select Amber Ale
Notes: Bozone Select is the flagship offering from Bozeman Brewing Company. A light amber ale that has a medium malt body gently balanced by a hint of hops for a clean, refreshing finish. Dry hopped with Cascade hops for a pleasant aroma. Made with Pale, Crystal & Vienna malts.
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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark orange-copper amber with a three finger off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of dry caramel and biscuit malt, red berries, a bit spicy with hints of rye. Flavor is dry caramel malt with a hint of biscuit, dried raspberries, hint of citrus. Finishes with dry toffee and grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess, better than expected mouth feel. A nice amber ale that leans in the direction of a red ale with the red berry notes and deeper caramel. Hopped a bit more than many ambers, with a good hop bill that makes this a little more interesting. A pleasant amber with red ale character and some good hops.

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Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can in Yellowstone NP.

Clear amber body topped by a creamy bone colored head.
Excellent clarity.
Hoppy aroma for style.
Mild bitterness with relatively hoppy flavor and a typical malt load.
Medium body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

like a hoppy vienna lager, that isnt a lager at all. one of my favorite beers from these guys, and one of the better montana beers out there really. certainly as the packaged ones go. this is just real good stuff, amber in color, frothy and heady, nice and clear, and with an awesome fresh baked aroma of patient ale yeast, sweet red malt, and citrusy northwest hops. balance is a word that gets thrown around a lot, and i think it means something different to everyone, and manifests itself in different ways in different beers, but this is one of the most well balanced beers i have had. the perfect dose of hops, juicy at just the right instant to cut the malt sweetness. just enough body for the oily hops, and just perfectly unfolding from top to bottom. i get a biscuity thing from the malt, with honey and hops. orange zest for a flash, and then the yeast. its clean and dry in the finish, very uniquely flavored for what i was sure would be just another amber. its anything but, delicious ice cold from the can, memorable, refreshing and hearty at the same time. perfect fall beer.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #84 (Jan 2014):

It’s great to see such a honed-in beer, very true to style with more than enough flavor and subtle complexities to go around. Drinkable, clean and approachable, which makes for a truly sessionable brew. Best we’ve had from Bozeman Brewing yet!

STYLE: American Amber Ale
ABV: 5.4%

LOOK: Crystal-clear amber hue, sticky white head

SMELL: Dried grass, bready, ripe apple, faint caramel, light orange rind

TASTE: Fresh bread, smooth medium body, semi-juicy, faint broth, herbal, citrus hop flavor, balanced bitterness, bold toasted maltiness, grainy finish, ends semidry

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Photo of archyquaffer
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured from a 12 once can into a shaker. A moderate pour produces about a one inch head of frothy, white foam. The beer is a pale orange-amber color with light carbonation.

A good amount of hop notes are displayed in both the aroma and flavor. Light citrus and floral notes and an earthy bitterness combine with a fairly complex but light malt qualities, evoking caramel and possibly some pungent melon notes (from the Vienna malt?).

This is a very good, fairly light brew that seems to go down well this time of year. This was given to me by a friend, and I think it is mostly, or perhaps exclusively, available around the Bozeman, Montana area.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with a one finger head of white billowy foam. The head has a lighter level of retention, fading to leave a tiny level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is mainly of a caramel aroma with light hints of a roasted malt smell mixed within. Some very light floral and herbal smells are there as well helping to balance out the caramel smells.

Taste – The taste begins with a smoother lightly toasted malt and caramel flavor. The caramel flavor gains strength toward the middle only to fade again more toward the end of the taste. All the while the roasted malt flavors remain relatively constant, creating a base flavor for the brew. As the nose would have suggested, some hop flavors come at the end of the taste with a floral, herbal, and earthy hop flavor all making their presence known. In the end, these hop flavors end up mixing with the rest of the flavors to leave a rather smooth and pleasant lightly roasted caramel flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The mouthfeel is rather nice for the amber ale style while also being great for the easy drinking nature of the brew,

Overall – A tasty and very easy drinking amber ale. While not anything too outstanding overall, it is a good 6 packer beer to share with friends as it is flavorful and very non offensive; good for just about any taste preference.

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Photo of Maxwell
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a chill-hazed, orange amber color, siding more towards orange in my book. The beer pours with a yellowing head of bubbles that look like there the color of lightly buttered popcorn. The bubbles are medium sized and slowly fizzle away, leaving a sticky, bubbly ring of lacing on the sides of the glass. On the nose, the beer smells of clean and bready caramel with a touch of pine. The caramel is sweet and sticky on the nose, and is really pleasant, even hinting towards milk chocolate and buttered popcorn at times. On the tongue, the beer tastes crisply sweet with a touch of balancing bitter and a very faint hint of acid. In flavor, the beer tastes of candy sweet caramel, which smoothes into warm caramel bread with just a touch of pine to keep the beer far from being cloying. The finish is of sweet caramel bread and a touch more pine than was in the rest of the sip, and the aftertaste is a light and bready caramel that sweetens the sides of the mouth. This is very nice and simple tasting beer with not a lot of complexity, but a nice grasp of the flavors it wants to portray. In the mouth, the beer feels on the thick side of medium, just below heavy, with a light and sluggish carbonation that tickles the tongue after a second of sitting in the mouth. Overall, this is a pleasant and simple amber ale that is nice to knock back. It reminds me a lot of Baxter Brewing’s Amber Road. A perfect beer to sip as the days grow colder and fall clamps down.

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Photo of Sark
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- copper colored with a silky light tan finger head. Plenty of carbonation swirling

Smell- pale malt notes with slight earthy hop character

Taste- initial sweetness of light caramel and definite toffee, middle tongue with some earthiness and slight hop oils, hint of some light fruits, finishes with a crisp but sweet hang-on

Mouthfeel- light/medium bodied, smooth

Overall- I had this from a tap and it was noticeably better, but I'll take this in a can on any hike

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can received from my good friend and coworker Boisebeerlover (Matt hasn't checked in on BA in a looong time). This can was a gift to him from a friend and he turned it over to me.. Thanks Matt and Matt's friend :-)

Poured into my small CC goblet... beautiful clear orange brew.. decent head and lacing... pretty for sure.

Good citrus hops in the nose... but the malts are the big players... caramel and good toast.. clean and very well balanced.

More malt heavy than many American Ambers.. the balance is what makes this one a winner... The hops are there, but seem in the background and allow the toast and light caramel to parade up front.. mild but fresh citrus on the finish.. bits of bitter hoppiness provide drinkability.

Body is medium for the style... carbonation seems a touch light.. still, this is a very approachable beer... very drinkable...

Honesty, I am surprised to see Bozeman Brewing canning... For the longest time, they were tap only and tearing it up. The cans are an expensive investment.... Props.. This brew is nearly perfect for the style and very fresh... It belongs on a raft... not in a Boise office midwinter.... I will be up in Montana this summer and will be looking for Bozone cans.


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Photo of Fabric8r
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have had this twice, the first time it tasted like laundry detergent, sent it back and got something else. Several weeks later I tried it again at the same place and was a lot better. (must have been bad dish washing) Anyway it is just like any pale ale I brew at home, nothing special to write about, but hope to see more from these folks, though they seem to be keeping a low profile. Somewhat rich in malt flavor with a cascade hop aftertaste. (and an extremely hop tasting "burp", which reminds me of when I tried sucking on a hop cone (not as pleasant as you would hope)

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Photo of beernut7
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This American light amber ale has a light copper color and a great spicy hop presence somewhere between the usual amber and an American pale ale. There is a nice cloves/grassy finish to the brew with almost a peppery aftertaste. This is a great brew.

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Bozone Select Amber Ale from Bozeman Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 58 ratings