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Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company

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Ellie's Brown AleEllie's Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,620 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,620
Reviews: 645
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 48
Gots: 105 | 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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Antnyd82

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-27-2011 06:27:30 | More by Antnyd82
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Kirch

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-27-2011 00:31:14 | More by Kirch
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-27-2011 00:14:04 | More by richkrull
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TexAggie011

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-26-2011 05:32:02 | More by TexAggie011
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-25-2011 20:13:17 | More by cdwil
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JWU

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%

12oz. bottle poured into my trusty mug

A: dark brown, with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Nice lacing down the glass.

S: Brown sugar, chocolate, nuts, and just a hint of caramel.

T: Follows the smell pretty closely, and has a pretty consistant flavor across the sip.

M: Lighter than I would have thought, light side of medium. Carbonation is spot on, not over the top. Dries pretty perfectly at the finish.

O: One of the more outstanding Brown's I've had. The only ones I can think of off the top of my head that I would take over this would be Smutty Old Brown Dog and Abita Turbodog. What is it with all these dogs?

12-25-2011 03:50:34 | More by JWU
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Finiki

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-25-2011 03:23:58 | More by Finiki
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dexterk1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-24-2011 22:45:20 | More by dexterk1
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-24-2011 07:41:22 | More by jophish17
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-23-2011 20:15:26 | More by ShemRahBoo
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zhanson88

California

3.63/5  rDev -6.9%

Appearance: Pours a clear brown color with ruby highlights. About 3/4" of tan head forms, which has pretty decent lacing and okay retention.

Smell: Smells nutty, with a bit of coffee and cocoa. Nice malty smell, without a lot of hop character. Appropriate for the style.

Taste: Very malty all around. Nutty, with lighter coffee and cocoa accents. Hop character is limited but still present.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light-medium in body, with abundant, fine carbonation. Smooth drinking. Overall, it's a good brown ale that borders very good, but doesn't go the extra mile to differentiate itself.

12-22-2011 20:50:07 | More by zhanson88
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dowen44

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-22-2011 04:53:30 | More by dowen44
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smithmd4

New York

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-21-2011 23:11:39 | More by smithmd4
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-21-2011 01:12:03 | More by bigfnjoe
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%

I am enjoying this beer on draft at the Denver International Airport before heading back to Boston.

Appearance: a crimson brown color with a little bit of clarity. Thin layer of foam on top of the beer. Bubbles are visible on the top part of their beer.

Smell: Subtle sweet malts and bready malts. I get some other weird and funky smell, but can't distinguish it.

Taste: same as above. Simple flavors. A little biscuity and earthy too.

Mouthfeel: smooth, a little chewy, medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: a nice and simple brown ale. I have had this in a can plenty of times and happy to have it on draft.

12-20-2011 23:08:49 | More by Flounder57
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GallowsThief

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

Poured out of a can into a pint glass.

A – Dark chocolate brown on pour with one solid finger of fluffy light brown head that stuck around and left a nice lacing.

S – Mocha, chocolate, brown sugar, caramel and vanilla. Very sweet smelling.

T – Lightly roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and vanilla all come right off the bat. Not nearly as sweet as the aroma suggests but you can taste a fair amount. Solid pleasant hop flavor. Finishes with just touch of bitterness.

M – Creamy and smooth as can be. Medium bodied with just enough carbonation.

O – Very solid brown ale. Smell is ridiculously good. Balanced flavors and tasty. Cant go wrong with this brew. Well done.

12-20-2011 00:08:08 | More by GallowsThief
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-19-2011 00:27:21 | More by savagepm
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chrisp1090

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-19-2011 00:20:05 | More by chrisp1090
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jrenn

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-18-2011 18:51:21 | More by jrenn
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-18-2011 05:24:16 | More by duff247
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Sinewave

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

12-18-2011 04:14:46 | More by Sinewave
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arkansastroy

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-17-2011 15:54:50 | More by arkansastroy
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GPHarris

Alabama

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%

a - poured a two-fingers thick creamy tan head into a tulip glass that left great lacing and nice sheeting throughout. the body was a dark brown that let no light through.
s - dark malts, biscuits, bread, roasted chocolate and caramel.
t - same as above with a little more floral hop bite to it.
m - medium thickness and very creamy.
o - top notch brown ale. loved it.

12-16-2011 15:32:22 | More by GPHarris
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avaldivia

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-16-2011 01:36:37 | More by avaldivia
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-16-2011 01:10:31 | More by Gregwa
Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,620 ratings.