03 September 2009

Beer Review, Boont ESB

Anderson Valley Boont ESB
Boonville, CA
6.8% ABV

Appearance: Hazy orange-red with a thick foamy white head that leaves significant lacing. Very nice for the style, very engaging. 4.5/5

Smell: Rich, malty, bitter, grainy, with a hint of hops. Notes of caramel. 4.0/5

Taste: Somewhat sweet, notes of caramel, rich with grainy malt. Yeasty on the finish. Almost a primer on what a good American-made ESB can taste like. 4.0/5

Mouthfeel: Moderate thickness, low on carbonation, very moderate hops. Somewhat chewy. 4.0/5

Drinkability: This is an amazingly drinkable ESB, a very pleasant surprise. Worth a purchase for fans of the style. 4.5/5

Overall: 4.15/5

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