Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale

Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale

Half day at work today…sorta. The kind of half day that turns into 60% of a day at work, followed by another 15% working from home. Whatevs. I found a couple of hours to play Dead Rising 2 and kill some zombies. This evening I ran some errands with the wife and then had some dinner at a local Hibachi joint. I had sushi. It SUCKED. Blah….I’m still burping bad sashimi.

Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale

Time to put all of that behind us. Beering time. Tonight’s review is Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale. The only other Anderson Valley beer I’ve had is the Barney Flats oatmeal stout, which I actually hated.

Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale

Bleck. This beer is not jiving with me. There is something about the smell and taste that is bringing lousy sushi flavors rushing back into my mouth. It’s been over an hour since I finished dinner, and I had some crackers as pallet cleansers.

Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale

The flavors are caramel and nuts of some kind. There’s a touch of bitterness helping to balance it out. I honestly think that on any other night I’d probably really enjoy this beer.

Pissed that bad dinner ruined a good beer. Has a bad meal ever ruined a really good beer for you?


Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

6 thoughts on “Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale”

  1. Great review! I’ve never seen Anderson Valley stuff before, but I’ll keep an eye out. Sushi at a hibachi place is dangerous 90% of the time, I think…I always go with something generic like chicken teriyaki to play it safe!

    1. Our usual sushi place was closed for renovations tonight, so we hit up this place. Bad idea!

      Chicken really isn’t an option since I’m a vegetarian, but I know what you’re saying. They have veggie hibachi options which would have been a better idea.


  2. I didn’t like the Oatmeal Stout either, but I do enjoy the Boont on a regular basis. It’s easy to get around here.
    I’ve been to Anderson Valley’s brewery, and oh man, I know you would love it, Josh. Gorgeous.

    But back to the point: I can’t stand when a bad meal ruins a beverage, especially a beer. Give it a try again after the bad sushi has completely worn off. I have a feeling it will strike a better chord :)

    1. Connie:

      Would love to see their brewery, especially the solar cell stuff that powers them.

      And yeah, I will definitely have to try it again. I knew it the second i smelled the beer.


  3. Definitely give it another try. Also, if you can find their Hop Ottin IPA, try that too. Very nice. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, go to their annual festival. Honeslty, one of my favorite breweries, without actually holding my top favorite beers, but they are solid, nonetheless.

  4. I would have to think it was spectacularly bad sushi if it ruined this beer, one of my favorites. I happen to like the Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout.

    The brewery tour is nice, Booneville, as the town name implies, way out in sparesly populated Mendecino County at the southern edge of the highly unpretentious but excellent Anderson Valley wine country. Great place to visit.

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