Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by freed:
4.3/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I've walked by this bottle too many times, but my wife convinced me to get it. She wanted to kiss the dog on the bottle's nose. Poured into the pint,it creates a dullish brown, yet quite clear serving. Burgundy corners, and light head compliment the otherwise flat appearance. The aroma isn't that telling. Almost a husky malt yet surprisingly warm smell, almost like a port.
Taste starts out dry with a slightly sweet malt caress on the tongue. Quickly followed by a rush of toasted malt, peat, and even mocha flavors that are a welcome addition to a brown ale. The smokey finish is very nice, and the flavor is certainly unique. Well worth the somewhat high cost, and the dog is adorable.
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2003 06:36:47 | More by freed
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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.