Bozone Select Amber Ale | Bozeman Brewing Company

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Bozone Select Amber AleBozone Select Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Bozeman Brewing Company
Montana, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by beernut7 on 08-16-2002

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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by BeerAdvocate:
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3.99/5  rDev +9%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.52/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of SamuelMiller
2.79/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
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 markjarema11
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Fabric8r
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of outoffocus
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NappyB
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _Adam_
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Maxwell
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
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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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of bwesthoven
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Great Amber color, poured a good 2 inches of foam. Very subtle smell of malt. Good smooth drink, but nothing fascinating.

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Bozone Select Amber Ale from Bozeman Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 54 ratings