BeerAndPonies (171) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. can from Co-Op Liquor Store, served in a nonic pint. Pours a hazy orangey-amber with fine suspended particulate, low and slow carbonation, and a thin, light tan head that leaves lace spots. Sweet, bready, toasted malts and hops that impart the aroma of Juicy Fruit gum, along with herbal and vinous hints, greet the nose; on the tongue, the maltiness parts somewhat for grapey, red winey flavors to take center stage. There’s an unfortunate sourness and an odd alcohol tang to the sip as well, which lingers for longer than desired. Slightly thick and a little silky. The wine-like elements pull this beer towards the fruity side and out-of-balance with the malt for an amber ale. Even with this, and with the presence of sour grapes, it’s still an enjoyable brew.
baldedecerveja (4) - Santos, BRAZIL - MAY 6, 2016 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A big beer for any time. My first Anderson valley. Boont Amber ale... Amazing. Fantastic.
alex_leit (2013) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pale amber. Aroma: caramel, plum and dried fruit, malt. Taste: malt, dried apricots, raisins, not bad.
cfrancis (3091) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear amber with a beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, almost cough syrup. Taste is sickly sweet, it almost felt like I was having a pepsi. Light roast, really not my thing.
Dacrza (834) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE: April 21, 2016... OCCASION: a tiresome day ends in an old friend... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... APPEARANCE:thick, frothy, off-white head captures the vision first.. the effervescent, copper body is also impressive to look at... the lacing resembles camo, with zigzagging angles of entanglement... AROMA: caramel is up front and center, with subtle nut and soft hops... some bread and toasted malts make for an alluring aroma... PALATE: creamy, smooth, lightly hopped and pleasantly lingering... impressively sessionable... TASTE: tough to detect a dominant flavor here... the caramel is appreciable, with the sweet malts lightening the taste...some fruitiness--apple, pear--are present... OVERALL: I haven’t seen Anderson Valley offered locally for years, and then, lo and behold, I found this six at Hope... just as I remembered it: smooth, sweet, and sessionable... a beer that suits many occasions and rewards with just enough flavor... all that is right with the American amber genre...
Bubeer (307) - - APR 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber, cough syrup like. Thin head, high retention. Arma intensity 2.5/5. Grapefruit and vanilla aroma. Medium bitter. Light body, thin texture
Melkart (431) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - APR 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A medium-bodied pale ale with a beautiful copper color, a robust head, and the rich flavor of caramel malt.
CzechTex (135) - - APR 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a large bottle, pours with a medium head, minor lacing. Beautiful dark Amber ale, nice on the tongue. Definitely above average, nice for Friday afternoon relaxing. Worthy of your time and money.
babymammoth (60) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet caramel and toffee notes on the nose, the sweetness develops into a biscuit/shortbread freshness. Very clean, almost too sweet but balanced out by well used hops.
MelvinKalksma (863) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, fruit, berries and hops.
Turbid/opaque orange/brown beer with a slight off-white head.
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel fruit and berries; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops.