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Anderson Valley Boont Barl Bourbon Barrel Amber Ale

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1392) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle poured at Tipples Rare and Barrel Aged Beer Tasting on July 13, 2014. Pours amber colored with a small white head on top. Not much to the aroma here, some light fruity malts and no sign of barrel treatment. Flavor follows with light fruity malts, stale hops, and very little of anything from the barrel. Maaaybe a hint of vanilla on the finish. Body is smooth, medium lowish carbonation, and medium mouthfeel. Overall there was nothing wrong with this and I’d drink it again if someone popped a bottle, but hardly any influence from a barrel. Slightly malty, very light flavored amber ale. Unexciting but decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2238) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
Draft @ beer temple. Tasty beer. Body is the original amber beer of course, the barrel aging adds an extra layer of vanilla and boozy warmth to the beer. The aging is a bit overpowering for the beer though, this needs a stronger beer as basis.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle:   Looks nice, darker caramel, orange hued, large foamy tannish head, nice lacing.   Soft to moderate Bourbon aroma, subtle tropical fruit, a little coconut and vanilla as well.   Soft on the tongue, a little light, begs to be bigger, more malty.   Moderate barrel aging on the tongue, fairly fruity.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Nice nose, softer tongue, but needs more body and chewiness.   Otherwise enjoyable and different.   Well crafted at least, nothing off about it.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bomber->shaker. Bright dark copper with big offwhite head. A: cereal, malt, light herbs, caramel. T: watery bourbon malt, citrus. Mild. A bit affected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8958) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured a cloudy amber color with an off white head. Woody, dirty, earth, burnt caramel, and some vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (3403) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
Poured medium amber with minimal head. Aroma of bourbon sweetness and little else. Medium body, flavour is caramel sweetness, moderately sweet alcohol. Nice beer, huge improvement on the average base beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1648) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Slightly hazy orange brown pour that started with a large foamy tan head. Mild ale with mild bourbon barrel flavors. Easy drinking but a bit to bland for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jur (311) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
Draught @ Wildeman, Amsterdam. Clear chestnut, full beige head. Lil' sweet, bourbon nose. Flavour honey, whiskey (mild), malts. Not nearly as heavy as you expect, smooth and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2193) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Perfectly aged, expecting this now from Anderson Valley, another masterful presentation. Bourbon barrel adds another dimension to this already fine amber ale. Woody and smoky, smooth and delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours a hazy reddish brown. Aroma of leather and spice. I haven't had the boont amber in a while, but I remember it as sweet. This gets a bit dry and bitter towards the finish which is a nice addition. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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