Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,620 ratings.