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Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,519 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,519
Reviews: 644
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 42
Gots: 74 | 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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loren01

Oregon

3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark brown color, nice tight bubbly head with good lacing down the glass
S: Smell is sweet, chocolatey as well as roasted barley malts and some vanilla. Smell is not overpowering...could use more in that category.
T: Roasted malts followed by sweet vanilla and milk chocolate
M: Medium to full bodied robust beer, goest down creamy
O: Overall this is a pretty good brown ale, would try again.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 00:32:31 | More by loren01
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Giggy

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-05-2013 22:22:48 | More by Giggy
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jbphoto88

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tall dark and handsome in a glass. This beer is deeply brown but reveals a garnet red when held up to the light. The head is thick and creamy like a cappuccino and has the same tan coloring. A great start.

Nose is sweet and malty with nothing but grains coming through. Roasted in various stages you get a little coffee mixed in with the caramelized sugars.

Taste is almost identical to the nose in a great way. All those tasty toasty malts work around your mouth. Nice bits of coffee and sweet caramel mixed with toasted cereal. Well done.

Mouthfeel goes from creamy to sour really fast. Smooth carbonation let's the malts shine but a bitterness that reminds me of burnt coffee is present. Still a great beer and one that's easy to drink and vey satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 20:14:02 | More by jbphoto88
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-03-2014 01:26:49 | More by qcbrewer
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billybob

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours dark brown with a light tan large head and very good lacing from top to finish. nutty, caramel, dark chocolate smell. lots of roasted malt with chocolate on the slightly bitter side very smooth on the palate good carbonation and easy drinkability. but i was expecting a little bit more from this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2007 15:58:46 | More by billybob
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-25-2012 20:09:46 | More by ltdantheman
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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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DavidST

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip glass. This pours a dark brown color with a large tan head which leaves a lacing. The smell is of caramel malts, bread malts, a little nutty. The feel is medium to light. The taste is okay, its not very strong, you get some caramel and bread malts with a very mild hop bite.

Serving type: can

05-20-2012 04:30:14 | More by DavidST
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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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LittleCreature

Australia

4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - 4.0
Pours a centimetre of beige head which quickly receded to a thin layer over a clear, dark brown body which when held to direct light is revealed to be red with plenty of fine suspended sediment. Good lacing.

Smell - 4.0
Toast and caramel aromas lead the way, but in no way sweet. A hint of roastiness and just a hint of herbal hop aroma.

Taste - 4.5
Wonderfully rich malt base remind of the best Munich Dunkel Lagers. Malt loaf, toasted wholemeal bread, burnt caramel and roasted nuts and a little roastiness fill the front of the palate, leading on to moderate hop bitterness, some herbal hop flavour and a dry, moreish finish. Wonderful!

Mouthfeel - 4.0
Medium to full bodied, moderately carbonated, quite smooth.

Overall - 4.5
I've never been the biggest fan of American Browns, having generally found that the hops overwhelm the malt. Not here, in fact I would suggest that Ellie's Brown Ale is closer to the Northern English Style. All the better for it in my opinion - a truly lovely beer.

Serving type: can

09-07-2011 12:21:38 | More by LittleCreature
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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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appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-08-2014 01:25:39 | More by appetiteforparis
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nick76

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Once I tasted it I was sure it was an Avery, very nice. One of the better brown ales available. Very nice sweet chocolate, coffee, and floral hops aroma. Flavor of toasted malt and chocolate. Caramel malt aftertaste. All the flavor I wanted out of the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2008 07:01:17 | More by nick76
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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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chcfan

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-17-2011 16:29:11 | More by chcfan
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prisdefer

New York

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

12-29-2012 22:44:43 | More by prisdefer
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akttr

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

06-19-2014 03:26:33 | More by akttr
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treehugger02010

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this in a variety case that I bought from Bryn Mawr Beverage in Rosemont, PA. I poured it into a pint glass.
Appearance: The body is a deep brown color. The head is a light tan color, four fingers tall, small sized bubbles, wonderful retention, abundant spiderweb lacing.
Smell: The aromas are roasted malt, toffee, and nutty.
Taste: The flavors are toffee, earthy, and noticeable pine resin.
Mouthfeel: The body of this beer is medium, with a clean finish.
Drinkability: This beer is very drinkable.
Don't drink and review.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 06:09:38 | More by treehugger02010
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PGVG

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-23-2014 23:56:34 | More by PGVG
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donniecuffs

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a filtered light brown (slightly red when held up to light), with a very thin off-white head that didn't lace very well. The smell was very, very feint; roasted malt and brown sugar. The taste didn't yield much flavor at all, just very feint hints of roasted malt. The mouthfeel was very thin for a brown ale, but I guess it did help its sessionability.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2010 04:14:28 | More by donniecuffs
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JMad

Texas

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

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass...
The color is dark brown with a very thin head head.
Smells mostly of caramel and sweet malt.
Tastes nutty malty, and has a hint of cocoa.
Feels medium bodied and a little dry.
I need to revisit this again, I think I got an old bottle of this, it was at the store on the shelf unrefrigerated.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2010 20:49:00 | More by JMad
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear brown. Topped by a thick, beige head that's light, fluffy and seems almost whipped. There's good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is nicely malty with notes of caramel, dark fruit, roast and leafy hops.

Sweet malts over a toasty backbone are evident upfront. Chocolate and dark fruit come to the fore before the toasty backbone reemerges in the finish with a more roasty character and a light hop bitterness. Medium-bodied, and moderately carbonated.

Tasty, but a bit sweet overall.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2009 05:46:43 | More by EPICAC
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured into a goblet.

Pours a nice deep brown color, nearly opaque, with a half finger of foam that coats the glass nicely. Aroma is earthy, woody, chocolate, with minimal roasty burnt aromas. Also a kiss of spicy American hops.

First sip is malty and quite satisfying. Nice deep caramel and chocolate flavors with lingering sweetness. A healthy dose of bitterness rounds things out. Finishes clean, without any lingering flavors.

This is a very nice beer. A nice malty alternative to typical canned swill.

Serving type: can

11-05-2011 01:47:01 | More by FickleBeast
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kkrez

Colorado

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-14-2011 18:00:44 | More by kkrez
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-19-2012 02:23:55 | More by abcramer
Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,519 ratings.