Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by greybeardloon:
4.33/5 rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
no obvious date, although possibly April 24, 2011 (if that's what the "1114..." stamped on the bottle means)
A: Dark brown with a good head but minimal lacing.
S: Roasted with some sweet chocolate and vanilla. No hops evident.
T: Sweet roastiness with lots of vanilla notes (without tasting like there is actually vanilla in the beer) rounding out the flavor. There's a little char and some very subdued earthy hops on the back end that lingers and brings me back for more.
M: After a hard pour, the mouthfeel is just about where it should be.
O: This is what a non-hoppy brown ale should taste like. I do wish I know how fresh this was, though.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2011 01:07:56 | More by greybeardloon
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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
4.3/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pour from can purchased at Distellers Outlet in Poway CA. Dark brown with a big off white head. Nice lacing. Smell is incredible. Vanilla, brown sugar, honey. Taste is very pleasent. Malts and a nutty tinge with hints of vanilla, defintley getting some chocolate too but its very faint. I purchased just one can, next time I'll get a sixer of this, really enjoyable.
Serving type: can
03-03-2014 05:04:53 | More by theteleman
Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,374 ratings.