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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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.19/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can served in a nonical glass

A - Dark garnet brown with ruby tint with a 2 finger ecru fluffy head with good retention and moderate lacing

S - Wheat, Malt, Nutmeg, Vanilla, earthy

T - Starts with a simple malt profile with caramel sweetness then moves into more complex woody, earthy flavors and a bit of choc and vanilla and a bit of herbal hops bitterness at the end. Just a touch of a coppery flavor on the tongue and not alcohol warming.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth finish.

O - A nice malty brown but pretty simple for an avery brew.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.65/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought an Avery variety pack the other weekend. This was one of the four sixers. Had this before and was glad to have tried it again as this is one solid beer.

A: Pours a dark amber/light brown with nice fluffy head. Pours as if this thing came out of a beer engine. Held to the light, some noticeable particles can be seen floating throughout my glass - I really don't mind though.

S: Smells very nutty with a nice solid chocolate undertone and some light nice toasted malts. The aroma is very well done!

T: More pronounced chocolate than in the nose. Again with the nut-brown malts and some toast. Reminds me of candied chocolates - not in-your-face strong chocolates, but nice and enjoying ones (if that makes sense).

M: Carbonation is appropriately low. Feels velvety in texture. Again reminds me like this one came out of a cask or pull engine which is simply awesome knowing that it came straight from a can. Sweetness is nicely balanced with the hops.

O: A great brown ale. A solid core beer in Avery's lineup. Glad to have finally tried this one back in March. It was a pleasure to have once again. I'll come back to this one quite often.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-cask at the Avery taproom in Boulder. I have a soft spot for brown ales so when I saw this on offer in cask form it was easy to pass by some of the more exotic taproom offerings. Well-made, easy-drinking, and perfectly balanced. Cocoa, roasted nuttiness, toffee, anise, and caramel backed by an earthy hop element. Seriously smooth with a gentle carbonation. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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