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Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company

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Ellie's Brown AleEllie's Brown Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,819 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,819
Reviews: 663
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 59
Gots: 168 | 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
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 64 oz brown growler into a Shaker pint. Purchased at Growler's Craft Beer and Ales (Hilton Head Island, SC) for $14.

A: Chestnut brown with 1-finger of light beige head which leaves several trails of lace.

S: Cocoa powder, milk chocolate, and sweet latte with dark maltiness without much if any fruitness and a light herbal hops note.

T: Very cocoa dominated with some sweet caramel toffee as well. This beer has one of the longest aftertastes, with some light sourness on the back end from the delicious dark malts. Minimal bitterness and not much hops flavor, but it doesn't really need it. This is a really good sweetish brown ale.

M: Medium-body with pretty active carbonation leaves a long aftertaste with dark malty residue on the palate.

O: Ellie's Brown Ale is a really good brown ale that I am glad I revisited. Inspiring me to try a homebrewed brown ale.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can in to a Pint glass. Digitized code on bottom of can.
A-Pours a beautiful dark brown body; dense 1 finger tan head. Not much lacing left on the glass.
S-Chocolate, ground coffee, vanilla. Roasty malt smell.
T-Chocolate malts, coffee. Mild hop bitterness.
M-Fills the mouth with roasted malts. Bitter start, sweet finish.
O-Very good brown ale. Porter/stout like in flavor. Very sessionable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A rich and very dark brown beer with a big tan head that has excellent retention. Lacing is strong as well. Bold aroma of coffee and chocolate alongside a robust and nutty malt character. Has a look and aroma closer to an American-style stout than to a traditional brown ale.

The flavor follows suit; the main element distinguishing this beer from a stout on the lighter end of the spectrum is the lack of a substantial roasted or charred note. Again there is ample chocolate/cocoa, coffee, and nuts, some bready malt, a bit of brown sugar sweetness, and a faint earthy hop note detected mainly in the finish, which cleans up nicely and is semi-dry.

Medium bodied with medium to slightly high carbonation. Super drinkable and tasty. I was impressed! Sometimes you need a nice brown ale to remind you how good this basic and mostly unheralded style can be. A lot more subtle and artful than most of Avery’s over-the-top offerings in my book.

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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,819 ratings.