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Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,610 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,610
Reviews: 645
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 47
Gots: 100 | 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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inu206


1/5  rDev -74.3%

12-12-2012 09:09:57 | More by inu206
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Avague


1.75/5  rDev -55%

08-10-2014 04:25:37 | More by Avague
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BeerFed59

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -48.6%

02-07-2012 22:31:35 | More by BeerFed59
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spoonhawk

Iowa

2/5  rDev -48.6%

11-23-2011 23:46:20 | More by spoonhawk
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jlordi12

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -48.6%

11-20-2011 12:36:36 | More by jlordi12
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Pinkdaisy


2/5  rDev -48.6%

07-25-2014 23:27:44 | More by Pinkdaisy
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CaraJ1986


2/5  rDev -48.6%

12-05-2012 16:58:09 | More by CaraJ1986
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sarahgant


2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

06-19-2012 01:50:01 | More by sarahgant
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IrishTank

Kansas

2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

05-23-2014 16:48:44 | More by IrishTank
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

2.33/5  rDev -40.1%

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.

11-08-2010 02:58:25 | More by B967ierhunter177
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wac9

Pennsylvania

2.36/5  rDev -39.3%

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

04-27-2013 01:58:22 | More by wac9
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zdauber

New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

04-27-2014 19:05:36 | More by zdauber
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crwrunner

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

08-27-2012 00:11:29 | More by crwrunner
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

02-18-2012 08:42:30 | More by chrispoint
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rudy0908

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

12-18-2012 01:26:05 | More by rudy0908
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Sinewave

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

12-18-2011 04:14:46 | More by Sinewave
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rderedin

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

04-13-2012 01:53:22 | More by rderedin
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snilsen13

Massachusetts

2.6/5  rDev -33.2%

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.

06-19-2006 18:26:12 | More by snilsen13
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BeerSox

Virginia

2.65/5  rDev -31.9%

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.

10-15-2006 06:15:51 | More by BeerSox
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MufflnMan

Florida

2.65/5  rDev -31.9%

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.

04-05-2011 05:05:48 | More by MufflnMan
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Crosling

Colorado

2.68/5  rDev -31.1%

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.

04-30-2006 03:38:09 | More by Crosling
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SixpointJMH

New Jersey

2.73/5  rDev -29.8%

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.

06-23-2007 04:01:34 | More by SixpointJMH
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Yokoono76

Colorado

2.73/5  rDev -29.8%

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.

03-03-2013 00:16:21 | More by Yokoono76
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Djenx

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

07-18-2012 18:59:18 | More by Djenx
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supermanny

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

08-10-2014 01:09:13 | More by supermanny
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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,610 ratings.