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Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company

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Ellie's Brown AleEllie's Brown Ale

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very good

1,670 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,670
Reviews: 651
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 49
Gots: 122 | FT: 0
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:
IBU's: 17

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002)
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1/5  rDev -74.4%

inu206, Dec 12, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

caustin90, Sep 05, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -55.1%

Avague, Aug 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -48.7%

BeerFed59, Feb 07, 2012
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2/5  rDev -48.7%

spoonhawk, Nov 23, 2011
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2/5  rDev -48.7%

jlordi12, Nov 20, 2011
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2/5  rDev -48.7%

Pinkdaisy, Jul 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -48.7%

CaraJ1986, Dec 05, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

sarahgant, Jun 19, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

IrishTank, May 23, 2014
Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.33/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This beer pours a cloudy brownish, amber color with a thin, rapidly fading head. It's aroma is mainly roasted malt with a hint of chocolate and
vanilla. The flavor has notes of semi-sweet chocolate, toast, and sour cherries. The mouthfeel is medium giving way to a filling, minimal drinkability. Avery Ellies Brown Ale is an okay beer with a curious mix of aromas and flavors. Slightly recommended.

B967ierhunter177, Nov 08, 2010
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2.36/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

yes i taste the vanilla but so yes t looks great in the the glass someone said they could drink drink this every night well i canr this beer brings nothing to me yeah i know it me but i cant like somethig just because you do enjoy this beer i wish i could

wac9, Apr 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

zdauber, Apr 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

crwrunner, Aug 27, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

rudy0908, Dec 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Sinewave, Dec 18, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

rderedin, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of snilsen13
2.6/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I was hoping for something better since this was going to be a mild, easy drinking beer. Unfortunately, this malty mixyure has the consistantly dull feature of Avery brews... a sticky malt flavor that lingers unpleasently on my pallate. Some don't mind it I don't like it.

snilsen13, Jun 19, 2006
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2.65/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into mug.

Solid dark brown, almost black, with autumn colored edges. Thick sturdy light tan head that seems to last forever. Clingy lacing.

Roasty coffee like malts with some strange smelling hop-like aroma, almost like soy sauce.

Thinner bodied with a slight sour taste. Not as sweet as I expected. Standard dark malt flavors with a little bit of hopiness with a relatively clean finish.

Not sure about this one. I was expecting something a little better. It presented itself well but didn't come through. Maybe I'll try this one another time some day to see if it is any different.

BeerSox, Oct 15, 2006
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2.65/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dark brown color with a nice thick, tan head. Promises lots of malt and delivers... too much. This beer was cloyingly sweet for me. Needed a bit more balance for a brown ale. Not too much body to it, pretty thin for an ale as well. Malt is not overpowering at all, but somehow the sugar is. I'm sure there are some nuts in there as well, but all I tasted is sweet.

MufflnMan, Apr 05, 2011
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2.68/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Ruby. Mild nose with a touch of earth and a hint of rhubarb, sweet malts, nuts, caramel and coffee beans. Grainy malt feel throughout. Sweet, dry malts possessing notes of nuts, vanilla and spicy hops. Lingering finish. I have had several brown ales and still don't understand why the style exists.

Crosling, Apr 30, 2006
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2.73/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice looking dark brown colour with a slightly off-white head that is pillowy but dissolves to a thin lace fairly quickly. It leaves a good amount of chunky flecks on the glass.

The aroma is a somewhat weak blend of earthy malt, some nut notes, a bit of chocolate and hints of roasted malt as well.

The flavour captures all of these things and does it a touch better than the aroma, but it's still fairly average overall. There's more of a roasted malt and toasted bread feel here, along with some charred chocolate. Sweetness is present but is certainly minimal at best. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a bit of dry heartiness to it. Still, it's nothing special.

I was disappointed by this one overall. The aroma is very weak and fades in and out, the taste has some promise but is bland overall and it's just not something that I'd go back to. A surprising thumbs down.

SixpointJMH, Jun 23, 2007
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2.73/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: beautful deep cherry wood color, minimal head - maybe one finger.

S: smell is off putting. Has a metallic odor, not that inviting.

T: chocolate, nutty, malty and some vanilla. Chocolate and nut flavors dominate. It's a great drinkable ale for every day. Not bitter, somewhat light and smooth. The beer is kind of flat.

M: light in weight, light on the carbonation, would like to have a little more.

O: my husband really likes this beer, he refers to it as his "easy, everyday drinking beer". I however, think its just ok. It is an easy drinker, but it is slighty disappointing. I would like to see more depth to the beer. Overall, I would drink it again, but its just ok.

Yokoono76, Mar 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Djenx, Jul 18, 2012
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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,670 ratings.