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Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,688 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,688
Reviews: 652
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 51
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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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ellie's pours out to a perfect dark, but translucent, brown. There is a bit of a fine head and loads of nice lacing. The aroma is weak - not much there, just a bit of malt.

The taste and mouthfeel are pretty darn good. It is a sweet, malty taste but more importantly, it is very creamy and soft, and not at all harsh. It burps up a very pleasant taste.

As would be expected from Avery, this is a well made and well balanced brew. I would say it is much less harsh than many "American" style brews.

schoolboy, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Almost root beer like in color this brown ale is nicely rich in hue with a thin and bubbly head.

The aroma is of dry chocolate, roasted coffee and biscuity malt. Well done on the scent but it's rather weak.

Nice roasted body hits the tongue with coffee and distant chocolate. Roasted malt and/or coffee hits first and the finish is a bit watery. There's a nice chocolatey after taste that in some respects is as good as the roasted fore taste.

Overall, I like it. It may haves some weaknesses but it is what it is, a good brown ale.

KYGunner, Jun 01, 2013
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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,688 ratings.