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Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company

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very good

1,790 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,790
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 58
Gots: 157 | 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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4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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?

Photo of Finiki
3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4.22/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of zhanson88
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Flounder57
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of GallowsThief
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,790 ratings.