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Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company

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Ellie's Brown AleEllie's Brown Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,842 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,842
Reviews: 669
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 61
Gots: 184 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

IBU's: 17
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

aroma: initial aroma of dark roasted grains with chocolate being dominant, chocolate aroma is of a dark chocolate aroma
and not that of milk chocolate, some light fruity esters, as
it warms some light coffee aromas begin to come out, low level of earthy hop aroma

appearance: excellent clarity, fluffy light tan head that
fades slowly and retains a thin layer, very dark copper
in color

flavor: medium level of roasted malt flavors with chocolate
not coming through as much as in the aroma, medium high
hop bitterness, some astringency from roasted malts, very light citrus hop flavor, roasted grains also adding some
bitterness that is hard to differentiate from hop bitterness,
finishes very dry, both roasted grains and hop bitterness
linger in the finish

mouthfeel: medium to medium-high body, medium level of
carbonation, light astringency from roasted malts

overall impression: great representation of the style
with no off flavors or aromas, the light use of
roasted grains fit the style very well without pushing
it into porter territory, hop bitterness is to style,
the only possible recommendation would be use some
more crystal malts in the middle to sweeten it up
and balance a little better with the hops and roasted


This is an American brown ale.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with ruby highlights when backlit and a fine mocha head that leaves rings of crusty lace on the glass. Coffee, chocolate and nice floral hops make for a tasty smelling beer. Cocoa powder and java with some nice fruity hoppiness to balance nicely. Medium bodied with slightly stinging carbonation. Easy drinking and delicious, a really good brown ale.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint

As you can see from my score, everything look, smell, taste, feel, and drinkability is good for this beer. Pretty basic brown that leans towards the roasted side. I liked it and would get it again. A solid choice.
Look a nice brown with a creamy head.
Smell roasted malt and a little sweet.
Taste mainly a roasted taste with a little sweet and finished with some bitterness.
Feel good carbonation with a clean finish.
Drink an easy drinker.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours a muddy brown one finger head that dissipates to a ring. The nose is of dark fruit and a sort of sour with dark chocolate. The taste is dark fruit bitter chocolalte. The mouthfeel is creamy light. Drinkability is good. This is a good one to enjoy ona regular basis.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,842 ratings.