Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a pretty dark, almost opaque brown, with a short khaki head on it. Head dwindles away pretty quickly into a film of fine bubbles. Nose has some cocoa and coffee notes, with a sweetness to it. Flavor is nice up front but fizzles out a bit on the back end, lacking the structure a higher abv beer might have, but I think they've done well with the 5.5. Hop bitters are moderately detectable but the malt takes the upper hand for the most part, as you would expect in an American brown. There's also a sort of faint vanilla characteristic that I'm not sure where it's originating from, but it's a nice feature. Mouthfeel is nice but I find myself wanting something thicker.
Overall, good to very good. I do prefer a stronger brown ale but for the style I think this has been very well done.
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2013 05:00:20 | More by BeerWizard
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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
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