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Anderson Valley Boont Barl Bourbon Barrel Amber Ale

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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What began with our flagship Boont Amber Ale and a passion for experimentation has become a unique addition to our Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Barl Series. The six month aging process in third-use Wild Turkey Bourbon barrels imparts flavors of coconut and vanilla and subtle bourbon aromas that are enhanced by a noticeable oak character in the finish. A great accompaniment to fine meals or to be enjoyed on its own, Boont Barl is a truly sessionable barrel-aged beer with finesse. MALTS: Pale Two-Row, Crystal (40L & 80L) HOPS: Columbus, Bravo, Northern Brewer, Mt. Hood


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
antonstoop (180) - - NOV 21, 2014
On tap. Cloudy, amber bronze brown, nice lacing beige head on the top. Mild aroma. Some sweetness, alcohol, wood, a mild roasted hint in the back. Mild but nice. Tastes lots more than it smells like. Sweetish and malty. Subtle hints of vanilla, oak and chocolate milk in the background. Soft and gentle on the carbonation and it’s nice and light oily in the mouth. Ends with thinned down red berries and hints of zest. Easy to drink, but definitely not a huge flavor bomb in any way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pkomar (118) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Nice, pleasant aroma of caramel, some grassy hops in there, a bit of bourbon. Not the strongest aroma. Pours amber, lightly hazy with medium sized head. Taste is great. Medium bitterness, dry beer. You might think it’s a simple beer, but it has quite a complex flavour. As it warms up bourbon aroma is working great with maltiness also leaving very pleasant aftertaste. In addition, it’s very drinkable. Proper beer.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westchesterco (1059) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a clear amber color with a slight head. The aroma is malty and the taste is slightly boozey more like butterscotch that has some bourbon notes

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3534) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Light malty nose with some vanilla notes. Light bodied. Flavors of oak and vanilla. Smooth finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (7722) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Draft. Just not a beer I feel is suited for aging. This is like a plastic marshmallow beer now, just sweet with no character whatsoever.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3474) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2014
On tap @ Beer Temple. A really cloudy one this, deep almost amber bronze brown in the glass and it has a nice seriously lacing beige head on the top. Mild aroma. Milder than I’d expect really. Some sweetness detected, alcohol, wood, a mild roasted hint in the back. Mild but nice. Tastes lots more than it smells like. Sweetish and malty. Subtle hints of vanilla, oak and chocolate milk in the background Mmmh.. Soft and gentle on the carbonation and it’s nice and light oily in the mouth. Ends with thinned down red berries and hints of zest. Easy to drink, but definitely not a huge flavor bomb in any way. 25.09.2014

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2014
22 oz Bomber. Pours a golden amber with light tan head. Aroma of oak, sweet bread, malts, and a hint of bourbon. Taste is malty, I can taste the whisky, but not as much as I can from other beers aged in whisky casks. This one is a bit more subtle. Very smooth. High alcohol content, but doesn’t taste like it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2682) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
31 oct 2014, bottle. Amber. Nose is berries and caramel syrup. Thin/med body and moderately fizzy. Kind of crisp Amber ale. Decent. Surprised it is bourbon aged beer at only 6%. Meh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
geologyguy (741) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2014
light oak and vanilla smell....malty taste with hint of vanilla that dissipates quickly and a bit stronger oak, creamy and smooth...thick maltiness, low hops...good beer!

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
StefanSD (2183) - Lakeside, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a translucent amber-copper color with a big sudsy off-white head that has fantastic retention. The aroma is big and bold with bourbon aromas, vanilla, and sweetened grains. The taste had a good deal of oak character, mild grains and weak bourbon. The palate was thin and disappointing and the carbonation was soft. Finished abrupt. Overall: So much promise, but so little came through.


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