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Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,564 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,564
Reviews: 644
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 45
Gots: 88 | FT: 1
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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udubdawg

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-15-2014 18:20:06 | More by udubdawg
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-27-2012 21:34:55 | More by cbcrunch
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carln26

Missouri

3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown color, mildly hazy with a thick fluffy head that shows great retention, and a n ice lace as it finally recedes. Mild toffee in the nose, just the barest hint of citrus orange. Oddly, I find a bit of sherry in the finish. Mild caramel flavor with a light citrus bitterness. This had an interesting nose, but the flavor is not nearly as attractive. The mouth feel is just a little thin, OK drinkability,

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2005 21:15:57 | More by carln26
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Murchmac

California

3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks a deep chocolatey brown. Smells like a baked nutty christmas treat.

Good mouthfeel, centralized malt taste, cocoa taste, with a touch of lingering alcohol and sweetness on the tongue.

Good solid beer, something I would like to brew. If you like brown ales give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2007 05:51:40 | More by Murchmac
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-06-2014 20:00:39 | More by Kenai4
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark brown with a small offwhite head. Patchy lacing.

Smells like molasses, some coffee, brown sugar, woody oak.

More molasses in the taste with bittersweet chocolate, some coffee and slight earthy hop presence.

Feel is on par for a brown ale. Wouldn't mind having a few

Quality stuf

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2012 15:29:55 | More by TheMultiYeast
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-08-2014 01:25:39 | More by appetiteforparis
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huntermop

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-26-2014 18:37:41 | More by huntermop
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-21-2013 23:00:30 | More by NonicPanic
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-19-2014 13:57:19 | More by curlybird
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mattreitz49

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-25-2014 01:44:38 | More by mattreitz49
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-04-2014 17:49:10 | More by Casey3236
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dedrinker

Kansas

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yes, it's brown.

I smelled roasted malts (chocolate?) and roasted nuts with a whiff of caramel.

There you have the taste too on its medium to full body.

Finishes dry and nutty with a dash of that roasted character.

Drinkability is ok, because I can only see myself having two of these at most.

It's a good beer to drink when you can smell your dog, but she is out for a walk.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2010 01:58:18 | More by dedrinker
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jnardone235

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-03-2012 04:56:06 | More by jnardone235
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Giggy

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-05-2013 22:22:48 | More by Giggy
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mixed_master7

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-31-2012 19:26:29 | More by mixed_master7
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-02-2013 15:18:00 | More by schmidtmattsays
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-03-2014 17:59:19 | More by Knoxrb12
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Andreji

Colombia

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Kudos to fellow BA aschwab who, on a visit to Colombia, brought over a dozen beers for me, among which this brown ale (first of the dozen).

beautiful beer in all. I poured it into my duvel tulip as one of my favoured glasses for tastings (in retrospect, would rather have used my brand new american pint glass brought by- you got it- mr aschwab as well.

Obviously it shocked me to see it is much darker than it seemed on the bottle (and even given the bottle is very dark itself. The beer is hardly brown, rather black (i hardly see colours anyway so what do i know) and seriously non-translucid although it is not opaque or thick in itself. the head is very generous and tan but fadedrather quickly leaving behind a considerable amount of lacing.

Smell doesn't right off "fill the room" but is quite intense. off the bat, I would say dark chocolate, but i mean the actual cacao paste in its raw, non-sweet sense. further along, the hops are unmissable and quite the staple of most american beers i know. there's an unhealthy obsession with how those bitter pellets affet nose and mouth, and i like it.

Taste is also defined bty this for the most part. not an average brown ale by any means- at least not to par with others i know- but a reinvented, more (yes, again) american style. Strongly smoked, hardly sweet at all, the hops are abundant and blunt, and are closer to the beginning of the taste than the after(taste). roasty malt and somewhat red wine-ish at times, but for the better part a discrete but very pleasant bitterness. flavourful and refreshing i think. medium bodied, not too heavy to make it wintery but not too light to limit it otherwise.

In all another good american beer, I'll put it on my grocery list next time in the states.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 21:50:58 | More by Andreji
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OgreSanchez

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-27-2013 19:27:54 | More by OgreSanchez
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-30-2012 01:16:23 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-31-2011 12:58:05 | More by PhineasGage
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-02-2013 00:44:41 | More by jrfehon33
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gwiedman1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-26-2013 22:24:07 | More by gwiedman1
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-30-2012 05:49:18 | More by slimntubbs
Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,564 ratings.