Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,792 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,792
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 58
Gots: 161 | 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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look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark reddish brown color. There isn't much head here, just a thin off-white film, and even that has mediocre retention. It does leave a bit of lacing on the glass, so it's not all meh looking.

S: There are some nice tones of both chocolate and espresso on the nose, but both seem too mild. Actually, the entire aroma seems too mild. Some notes of mineral water, caramel, and toffee also appear - again, very mild. What's there smells good, though.

T: No surprises here. it starts with a light caramel and chocolate sweetness, before finishing with touches of coffee and even roasted nuts. Some fruity twinges can also be found. It's not really interesting, just pleasant and easily drinkable. As it warms up, the roastiness is amplified, and becomes more enjoyable as a result.

M: The feel is quite conducive to said easily drinkable-ness with slightly sharp carbonation and a dry finish. Still, I wish it was smoother before the drying sensation kicked in.

O: Eh, just another brown ale. In fairness, this really isn't my style. Basically it does everything decently without doing anything impressively. I'd drink it again, but I wouldn't seek it out.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Public Eat and Drink in North Adams, MA. Slow night with soft techno playing, which oddly enough works well with a brown ale while typing a review on a laptop.

Appearance- An attractive very dark brown. Around the edges where the liquid is not so thick, it appears more rusty in hue, which I liked quite a bit. Lacing around the rim that sticks around throughout the pint.

Smell- I agree with several other reviewers in that it is very pleasant on the nose--dark chocolate and Columbian coffee to me--but some said that the smell is more subtle than they'd like. I get plenty for this style, especially if you sip and swirl a bit, giving it time to warm up. That might make you look like a wine snob, but it is a good experience to take some time and sniff away, particularly on this one.

Taste- Delicious for the style and consistent with the smell. Maybe some dark cherries in there too. A very nice tart zing in the finish.

Mouthfeel- Not getting so much carbonation as others, at least from the tap tonight. Doesn't coat your mouth like some other nice brown ales I've had--this one mostly stops after swallowing--but still very pleasant.

Overall, I'd say Ellie's is the best brown I've had, and I'd also say that those who like the traditional brown ale style will really dig this one. Cheers.

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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,792 ratings.