My wife reminded me of bad news yesterday that will directly affect my American craft beer fun at this years Dark Lord Day. I have a first communion to go to for one of her nephews, starting at 2:00pm. The lucky thing: I have a ticket for the first round to start purchasing beers at 10:00am. Based on the distance this is away from my house, I will have to get my beer and pretty much jump ship afterwards.
Beer 148 is another California beer, an extra in a recent American craft beer transaction. Boont Amber Ale comes by way of Anderson Valley Brewing Company, which is actually distributed to Illinois. I know I shouldn’t look a gift-horse in the mouth, but I wasn’t overly thrilled about receiving this beer for two reasons: it is distributed here and Anderson Valley beer has never really striked me as something I really wanted.
Needless to say, Boont Amber Ale is a really nice amber ale, better than most of its brethren. Floral and herbal hops seems to be the balancing act for the sweet caramel malts. It is a bit different take on most of the amber ales I have had. The beer also made me happy to be drinking an amber ale, which doesn’t happen often. Enjoy!
Aroma: 8, Taste: 8, Look: 10, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 8.7
Useless Fact: The average hummingbird weights less than a penny. It has a body temperature of 111 degrees and beats its wings more than 75 times a second. Its newborn are the size of bumblebees and its nest is the size of a walnut. The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backward.