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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

1,858 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,858
Reviews: 672
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 62
Gots: 194 | FT: 2
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: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a caramel, dark brown with a mountain of cascading brownish head that is dense and foamy and has fantastic retention. The nose is rich and full of caramel. The flavor has notes of burnt sugar and caramel with some underlying, very faint coffee and roasted malts. There is a faint, earthy hop character that adds balance. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, perfectly carbonated, and very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a very smooth, flavorful beer that has great balance and drinkability. I would definitely have this again.

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Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a dark brown with a ruby tint that comes through in the light. A dark cream colored head is reduced to a film with big bubbles and tons of sticky lacing. It smells of roasted malts and bread. A little bit of biscuits and nuts as well.

The taste is of roasted malts and toasted bread up front. Also a sweet biscuit/toffee taste is present, and a faint hint of bitter hops is in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice dry finish.

Overall, this is just a really well crafted brown ale. It goes down really smooth at 5.5% ABV and makes a good session beer. Great complexity in the taste profile.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ellie's Brown Ale brew pours a deep, dark brown with a minimal light tan head, that provides some decent lace throughout. Sweet malt aromas dominate, with hints of caramel and chocolate very noticeable. The sweet maltiness in the nose is also present in the flavor, with the pallet being able to pick up some brown sugar, light vanilla, and some nuttiness, in addition to stronger chocolate and caramel favors. Lighter amounts of carbonation help make this medium bodied ale smooth and creamy. A GREAT Colorado example of a classic.

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

Served on-tap in a tumbler pint, the beer is a light, clear, chestnut highlighted brown coloring with a foamy, frothy, light tan head. Good head retention with a solid cling while you drink. Aromas are light coffee, cream, and nutty highlights with a toffee sweetness throughout. Flavors are smooth and super easy to drink, with a nutty, creamy backbone that is similar to peanut butter, with some fruity sweet highlights. Roasted characteristics bring the beer back down to a close, leading to a slightly sweet, nutty aftertaste. The finish is kept light and somewhat crisp by the carbonation levels, but still manages to give off a slight filmy linger on the roof of the mouth.

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A - Deep dark brown with some burgundy accents. A soft, foamy head that poked up through the can mouth when opened.

S - A great variety of sweet scents present like caramel candy, molasses, toffe. A slight spiced alcohol note, with mineral twang too. Sweet grains and some slight dried fruit skin.

T - Perfectly robust ale with a nice balance of sweet/bitter/nutty. The sweets are malted grains, molasses, with some fruit sweetness. A great bitter touch with grainy dry flavors and roasted nut presence. An overall image of oatmeal with syrup but moderately presented.

M - Great light-medium body with a very drinkable impression. Moderately carbonated and a tad dry throughout.

O - Seems to meet the standard for a great brown.

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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
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