Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours a plum mahogany color with a very large, creamy head that retains very well and leaves some thick deposits of lace on the glass.
S: Lovely aroma featuring some dark fruits, roasted malts, dry cocoa, and a smattering of floral and earthy hop scents. Some bready notes, as well. Solidly above-average as brown ales go.
T&M: Flavor showcases some roasted malt flavors with dry chocolate, earthy hop bitterness, and a hint of fruity esters. A darker, dryer brown ale, but still tasty nonetheless. Finish has a nice balance between toasted malt (almost a coffee-like flavor) and sweetness. Body is medium with a slick feel. It definitely grew on me as I made my way through the glass.
D: Drinks fairly well for a brown, but it's still on the heavier side of the spectrum.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2010 02:15:51 | More by BamaBeerBuff
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3.99/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark brown with hints of ruby when held to the light (looks nearly black in the glass) with a nice creamy two fingers of head that settles rockily to a healthy film and then a light film. Decent retention; some spotted lacing.
Really 'brown'-smelling with some yeasty phenols. Caramel malt aromas with chocolate some brown sugar and a tiny bit of raisin.
Smooth, chocolatey and delicious. Really rich nut and toffee flavors hit you right off the bat, with walnut, cocoa powder, dark bread and other nutty, chocolatey, bready flavors as well!
Medium bodied and extremely drinkable. There is a short finish, a nice creamy texture and good carbonation (honestly I would prefer it with a little less of the latter and more of the former).
Very good beer.
This is a smooth, easy drinking brown ale that has got it all where it counts. Pretty nice looking with lots of great nose to it and a mellow, nutty, chocolate-dipped flavor. Much better than I was expecting.
Would have again; well worth trying.
Serving type: can
03-12-2014 02:27:36 | More by TheDoctor
Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,376 ratings.