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Anderson Valley Boont Barl Bourbon Barrel Amber Ale



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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (804) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Draught. Amber in colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and bourbon. In taste sweet, with oaky/vanilla notes and lot of bourbon. Medium bodied, slightly harsh alcohol, medium bitter in the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6688) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2015
22. Pours a murky dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head that goes away quickly. Mild sweet nose, nice mix of malty caramel and some soft oaky vanilla in the background. Creamy medium body with minimal carb. Malty caramel and slight barrel character on the mid palate. Very soft and subdued; itís balanced, but itís not very complex or powerful. No off flavors, just not a lot to reel in your interest. Mild clean softly sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamT (251) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2015
22oz bottle from The Hop Yard Raleigh. Reddish-brown hue, murky clarity with 1.5 finger thick super frothy light khaki head. Great lacing. Dark fruit, bourbon and dark malt aromas. Super fruity booze taste up front with more of a dark malt finish. Started off really good then I started to not enjoy the second half of the bottle as much. Dry mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2538) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2015
From the 650 ml. bottle. Reddish-brown heady pour. Not a lot of aroma beyond Bourbon and some sweet malts but not the nuttiness I like in my Browns. Thin body. A slight malt sweetness in the taste but the Bourbon notes are more prominent. I donít get the high ratings. I found it to be about average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
two7offsuit (366) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Pours Amber with an off white head. Aromas of sweet malt and caramel. Flavor is malt, with a hint of caramel and vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2015
draft at Blue Monk, wasnt too impressed with this. watery body, caramel malts, some barrel aging notes. meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOLTZ7555 (2967) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Sessionable, barrel-aged beer. Didnít know there was such a thing? Subtle in every regard. Mild malty aroma. Hints of oats, nuts, and water in the flavor. Thin. I wanted to ask why they bottled it...then remembered what I paid for this below average brew. Answered my own question.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1581) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2015
On tap. Murky Amber color. Bourbon, oak on the nose. Taste was somewhat grainy but with a strange toffee sweetness. Lots of barl. Not bad, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8555) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
22 oz bottle. From the brewery in Boonville, CA.
Clear amber colour with a mid-size foamy light tan head. Sweetness, whiskey, berries, mild bitterness, malt and The flavour is sweetness, whiskey, sweet malt, vanilla, mild bitterness and mild berries. Smooth and sweet. Barrel ageing gives the amber ale nice smoothness and roundness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippieFee (155) - - MAY 10, 2015
Large Format - Definitely an amber color ale on this one. Lots of bourbon notes on the nose, some oak as well. Mostly a bourbon flavor in the pallet as well, no malt and very little hops bitterness wen tasting. Dry and crisp flavor to it.

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