A long while ago, I picked up a Boont Amber Ale in an effort to redeem Anderson Valley Brewing Company for the Summer Solstice. When we reviewed the Summer Solstice as a part of our summer can contest, we had come to the unfortunate conclusion that it was just awful.
Here is what Anderson Valley has to say about their Boont Amber Ale:
From deep in the Anderson Valley comes the world-famous, award-winning, crowd-pleasing Boont Amber Ale. The Anderson Valley Brewing Company has been hand crafting this amazing ale for over twenty years, making Boont Amber Ale one of the most respected, enjoyed, and sought-after craft beers of all time.
Boont Amber Ale is an ode to balance, with a deep copper color offset by an off-white head. The slightly sweet malty backbone is balanced perfectly with a subtle hop bite and aroma, and a wonderfully fruity yeast profile.
I found the Boont Amber Ale to have the following characteristics…
- Appearance: Orange amber with lots of creamy, tan foam.
- Aroma: Smells like a beer.
- Taste: Lightly carbonated and somewhat unremarkable.
- ABV: 5.8%
This was better than the Summer Solstice but still not a very good beer. Not good, not bad, just meh.