Brew Review-Anderson Valley Boont Amber
For our honeymoon, my wife and I traveled out to California. We’d check out San Francisco, and wander out into wine country (it was harvest season, it would’ve been a shame for us to miss out on all the wine).
Well, wouldn’t you know that Anderson Valley Brewing Company is out in California too. Did I mention I love Anderson Valley beers? I love their beers so much that my wife gave in to my incessant nagging and we drove the 2 hours north up to Boonville.
We got a tour of the brewery (shiny copper everywhere, beautiful), played frisbee golf on their grounds (beautiful countryside), I drank a sample of each of their beers (beautiful… the beers, not me), and I got a picture with the Beer (not so beautiful, but we got a bunch of pictures of my wife there too, so that makes up for my lack of beauty).
So, all together, a great trip to Boonville back in October of last year (been married a year!). And today, I got to review one of their well-known standards.
It pours a nice copper color, and leaves a creamy white head that doesn’t go away (seriously, I drank half of it from the glass and it’s still maintaining the same head). The aroma is a clean citrusy hop. The flavor is perfect. Slightly malty with a mild bitterness. A great citrusy hop flavor, with a crisp, slightly bitter finish.
I could drink this beer forever. Sadly, 12 ounces disappears quickly.