Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Ellie's Brown Ale is a pleasant and enjoyable brown ale from the Avery Brewing Company. It comes with an eye-catching label featuring the chocolate labrodar namesake of the brew in profile, with a nice backstory about the dog and the beer on the side label. Nice touch.
The Brown Ale poured extremely well, with a large, dark tan head and a deep-brown complexion. The beer almost profiled like a stout or a porter, it was so dark and rich looking. Nice nose, with chocolate and toffee overtones.
The taste was malty and chocolately, with Colombian coffee textures in abundance. Hops were present, but only to give some balance to the malty goodness. The finish was dry as a cracker, with something of a toffee aftertaste. This is a brown ale in the European tradition, hearty and rich in texture and taste.
Good mouthfeel, good carbonation level. Very drinkable, but I wouldn't think of this as session beer necessarily. It doesn't make a good summertime quaffer, but I could easily see myself grabbing a sixer or two as the calendar swings towards fall and early winter. I could just as easily reach for this as a good porter or stout. As brown ales go, it was quite good.
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2005 01:59:28 | More by Dubblebock
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