Review – Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale
Here in Southern California, Trader Joes (grocery store) gets a decent mix of craft brews from the region and far away. They always have Anderson Valley Brewing Company’s Hop Ottin’ and Boont Amber Ale. Back when I first had Boont, I enjoyed the flavor, but thought it was too heavy, compared to the Redhook and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale I was enjoying at the time. Time to revisit this beer, I thought.
Appearance: Dark copper with 1 1/2 inch dense head.
Aroma: Light whiffs of kettle corn.
Taste: Caramel, toffe, macadamea nuts and pecan. Small hop spice at the end, lays down a bit of bitterness in the middle of the tongue.
Mouthfeel: Carbonated at front of the tongue, coats the mouth with caramel notes.
Overall: An agressive, yet highly drinkable Amber. Not a watered down beer with color by any means. Large malt profile with the perfect amount of hops.