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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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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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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Poured into a Mason Jar]

I: An Avery Brew that I had my eye on for awhile and finally purchased at Whole Foods. This brew has a pretty good reputation, so lets hope it doesn't disappoint.

B: [5.5 ABV 12 FL. OZ ] I love the label on this beer. With chocolate being an important ingredient, putting a Chocolate Labrador makes sense. With a back story, abv, ingredients, and date, I'm pretty satisfied with the amount of information given.

A: A hardly transparent dark brown body/reddish tint with a semi fluffy/scattered head (medium dissipation), and decent lacing.

S: Brown sugar, chocolate, nutty, and bread malt complimented by vanilla.

T: Pretty much follows the nose. Vanilla is pretty open with the bread malt, chocolate, caramel, subtle hops, and a nutty after taste.

M: Smooth finish, medium body, medium carbonation, and moderate alcohol presence.

O: Very tasty brown ale that gets better as it warms. One of the best brown ales I've come across. I'll buy it again and I would recommend to friends.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good brown ale - can definitely taste the darker malts. Didn't have much head but was adequately carbonated. Also had in a can and didn't enjoy it as much as there was too much carbonation in the can and but couldn't realize the full taste until it warmed up a bit (which of course is more drinker's error). Would drink again, but would drink out of the bottle or glass.

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had this before but never reviewed it. Not found close to home I traveled to Vintage Estate and found one.

A - Looks like a great brown ale. Deep brown in color with clear body and a 1/4 inch of mocha head except the head leaves rather quickly to a mild lace.

S - Smell is good, dry brown malts next to nutty pecans. Smells nice.

T - Well the body is a bit lighter so it's not so creamy but flavor is a nice blast of nutty flavors mixed to nice sweet malts.

M - Medium body yet drinks rather light.

Overall I would drink this again. A nice flavor and affordable price.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of TheDinger
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a six pack of cans from GBX as a flyer. Had never tried this before and always looking from new Browns. Got home and poured into a snifter. Beautiful mahogany and medium brown with a generous head and good lacing and spotting. Smell was a surprise. Carmel and nuts took over the aroma and it was a nice blend of the two. Perhaps some brown sugar on the end as well. Taste was what really caught my attention. Very smooth blend of malts and hops. Like the carmel mixing with the hops to give a little complexity to this brew. Feel was a little heavy carbonation, but not over the top. More toward the thick end for me. Overall- A very nice surprise. Sessionable brown with tons of flavor and a great blend. Avery got this right and it's growing on me. A very solid Brown that will find it's way into regular rotation-

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep mahogany color. Rich nut brown hue with brilliant clarity. Big sticky, off white head. Rich roasted malts on the nose with underlying notes of nutty chocolate, leather, and plastic.

Big finish on this beer. Rich chocolate and caramel nuttiness throughout. The beer delivers a punch of well blended rich flavors in one quick sip. Big full body. Despite the heavy carbonation, the beer holds up. Lingering nutty and tannic finish with drying bitter cocoa flavors. Hop presence kicks in just in time to separate the start of the brew from the finish. Complex with a certain layered depth yet extremely concise at the same time. Big flavor for such a small brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.72/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very silky, creamy dark bron color with a nice head. Right at the first smell you can smell lots of vanilla, roasted barley, almost a porter like aroma but more fruity. It has a nice medium body creamy body with touch of roastiness and molasses. A bit of chocolate in the after taste! Overall its a very nice brown ale. Definetly a most!

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3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from 2/2011 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a dark, somewhat cloudy brown amber. Minimal head and no lacing. Toasted malt, some sweet malt and caramel aroma. Light toasty malt up front, a dry grass, nutty finish. Light bodied. A nice low ABV brown ale. Somewhat light flavored and not very complex.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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

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