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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,816 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,816
Reviews: 663
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 59
Gots: 167 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

IBU's: 17
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,816 | Reviews: 663 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Wrigfen
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ale_Dog
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a goto brown

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rogacks
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dweedlebug
3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CelticBelly1
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lwillitz
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12-oz bottle into porter/stout glass

A - 2 fingers medium tan head over a deep brown (nearly black) body

S - chocolate, nuts, caramel, slightly fruity, slightly lactic, grainy; very nice

T - chocolate, grain, nutty, roasted, herbal and earthy notes, brown sugar sweetness, roasted bitterness stands out in the finish; quite complex

M - very smooth, oily medium body; medium carbonation

O - Ellie's is an excellent brown ale.

Photo of nathanmiller
3.14/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of B-Land
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TEdubbaD
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GatorCoop
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LAND_MINE
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ZenBiscuits
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewqueno
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No bottle date

Look - Pours deep brown, beautiful garnet when held up to light. Cappuccino head, dissipates rather quickly. A "film" of bubbles remains, and is quite persistent. No lacing. 3.75 paws.

Smell - Bits of chocolate and wood. The smell makes me visualize an inviting pub, with old rugs saturated from the years of beers being carelessly sloshed upon. A pool table in the corner, and an air of acceptance sewn with tobacco. I do not care who has made this beer, I only want to drink it, and to drink it in good company. 4.5 paws.

Taste - Dark fruit, baker's chocolate, and coffee preside. Only the slightest bitterness lingers, with a touch of alcoholic burn on the tip of the tongue. The finish feels as though there are flakes of unsweetened chocolate clinging to my mouth, only to be sept away by swig of milk. 4 paws.

Feel - Velvety, and almost fractional resting on the tongue. The mouthfeel may be the best part of this beer, resting like a blanket, unassuming until you finally take notice. I had never discovered nuances contemplating the mouthfeel of a beer, until I contemplated this one. 4.25 paws.

I am a firm believer that one should always judge a beer by its style. Brown ales are most certainly not my first grab when I am perusing the beer aisle. They are not exciting like a fresh IPA, wild ale, or barrel aged offering. But they most definitely are an important part of Beerdom (this should go without saying). This is an excellent offering of what most would consider a boring style. I am not likely to revisit this beer in the near future as so much of my beer budget is tied up in the "exciting" offerings, but it is an exceptional beer nonetheless. 4.25 paws.

Meow beer.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kguyty
3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nordbier
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrownAleMale
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xacidx
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of will4738
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,816 ratings.