Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by hoplover82:
4.43/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A-Pours a dark almost black, but when held real close to the light, you can see it's a deep clear dark ruby color. It has a medium to thin dark ivory creamy head that quickly dissapates to just a thin colar around the beer's surface. Has very sticky good lacing though.
S-Right off when I poured it, I smelled earthy hops with roasted barley mixed in with some soft bitter chocolate. As it warms, I get some nutty toffee notes. Very nice. Some faint caramel is there as well. Reminds me of the winter season, as far as aroma goes.
T-The taste is very scruptious. It's an wonderful melody of malty goodness and soft hop bitterness and flavor. It's kinda all jumbled up into this bitter-sweet roasted chocolate earthy nutty caramely milky beer. It's all there in balance. Not one of them overtakes the other. It's very nice. Complex but nice indeed.
M/D-This wonderful offering from Avery goes down so creamy and smooth. And it has a very big body for the abv. It's sweet but dry in the finish. Very nice beer indeed.
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2009 05:05:11 | More by hoplover82
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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.