shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mmm. Pours with a pretty tan, large and rocky head. The color is attractively amber with slight carbonation. Aroma is full of straightforward caramel and roasted malt, with a perfect hop-malt balance. Just what I like in a beer! The taste is just right; smooth, and medium bodied, and there is also an extra element to the taste (rye, pepper, caraway?) that sets this apart from other ambers. That and the beautiful balance make Boont Amber definitely worth trying and a beer that is easily drinkable yet complex and bittersweet at the same time. Great toffee finish.
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice color, malty with moderate hops. lightly sweet, on the thin side. Not bad, but didnít do a lot for me.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber ale. Typical flavors, but with great malt flavors and just a touch of hops. Slightly sweet finish.
haggis03a3 (197) - Orinda, California, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color of course. Thin head. Nice malt and some good herbal/pine hops. Its a little sweet and a little bitter. Quite good and the best Amber Iíve ever had.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2007 Caramel brown pour with a touch of red. A quickly dissipating fluffy head. This was not a very complex beer, but was a bit sweet and surprisingly good. Iíll have it again.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark copper color with a thin white head. No lacing. Medium bodied, with hints of semi sweet fruits, molasses, some hops, and spices. Finishes with the taste of yeast and spice.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Aroma is moderately malty with notes of molasses, plum, apple, pear and red wine. Light doughy yeast and a little pine hopps. Poured a small foamy off-white head that mostly diminshed and left virtually no lace. Hazy body with a medium amber brown hue. Flavor starts lightly sweet and finishes same but with a little bitterness. Hopps are much more apparent in taste than in aroma. Average duration. Palate is light/medium and watery flat. I really liked the nose on this brew and was pleased with the flavor but it was too weak. I liked how the hopps are hidden but Iím left wanting that taste to be more intense. This brew is well above average.
marcus (9012) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have been drinking this great beer for years, but discovered that I have never rated it. This amber ale poured with a decent beige head. The flavor is quite balanced with a mellow malty flavor and a more hoppy bitter finish. This is my favorite Anderson Valley brew.
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber color. good balance between crisp hops and biscuity malts. finishes smooth.
BuckeyeBoy (5796) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Flying Pie Boise, Pours out a clear amber topped with a great off white head. Very nice tast of light hops and malt. Also picked up a little sweeytness.