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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,857 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,857
Reviews: 671
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 62
Gots: 193 | 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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Ratings: 1,857 | Reviews: 671
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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a shaker pint glass. Botton julian date code of 13296, or 10/23/13.

A: Pours a deep dark mohagany color, nice fluffy two finger khaki head. Not much lace to speak of, but it has a nice color to it.

S: Smells of brown bread, toasty malt, some light brown sugar sweetness, a bit of chocoalte and coffee. Pretty straightforward for a brown ale.

T: Toasted brown bread maltiness, nutty, some light chocolate, touch of vanilla sweetness and dark fruit, lends more to the drier side of things. There is a slight earthy hop hiding out behind the malt flavor.

M: Light side of medium, medium carbonation, a bit of a slickness on the finish.

O: Nice, straight forward example of the style, though not my favorite Brown Ale. Very easily drinkable, you could probably session this beer with no problem.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep dark ruby reds and chocolate browns with an off white persistent creamy head. Nose is very light; baking chocolate and cooked sugar. Easy drinking with sweet cocoa and light morning coffee up front, delicate hop finish coasts with a lightly caramel flavor in the finish. Thin mouthfeel and carbonation seems very mild. Suprisingly nuanced and balanced, not at all assertive or bold. A very easy drinking session brown that just replaced Moose Drool as my new favorite ABA, also superior to Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar. The best American Brown that I'm aware of.

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4.56/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice smooth caramel colored foamy head stands tall on top of light black brew. Decent lacing too.

A kick ass aroma. Lots of roasty toasty coffee. Big deep aroma.

Smooth, light, easy drinking. Lots of earthy wet coffee flavors submerged in toffee, caramel, milk chocolate. Good dry roasty finish. Bitterness is more sweet then anything... Carbonation medium-high and fits nicely. Solid.

This is a killer Brown ale. Not like any other. Drinks like a Brown should. Very drinkable and palatable. Highly recommended, should be considered a must try.

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3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well, it's brown, holding true to the genre. Nice head.

The aroma is quite nice. Not overpowering, but present.

The flavor is that of a mild brown ale, which just isn't really my bag. I'd like to find a brown ale I really enjoyed, but this one isn't it.

Overall, it's a brown ale, and if you like brown ales, you'll probably like it. I'm just not so crazy about it.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a clear dark mahogany brown with a rocky two-finger head of light tan foam. Great retention. Sticky rings of lacing coat the glass.

S - Moderate strength aroma; lots and lots of chocolate malt. Hint of earthy English style hops.

T - Taste matches the nose; big chocolate and bready malt notes forward; tastes a little like a tootsie pop. Slight bit of mild hop in the finish. Nicely balanced between sweet and bitter. Flavors are quite robust for a 5.5 ABV beer.

M - Big, chewy, and creamy. Drinkability high. Great feel for the style.

O - One of the best examples of the style I have had. Nothing revolutionary or mind blowing here (it's a brown ale after all), but a really well crafted beer all around and a great "everyday" kind of beer. Outstanding.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - A dark brown color with a off-white head.
S - Malty and nutty a bit of coffee
T - Roasted carmel malts and chocolate and a little bit smoky.
M - A medium body and a creamy feel
O - This is a tasty brown ale. Could easily drink a few of these. the malty flavors are great

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pretty dark, almost opaque brown, with a short khaki head on it. Head dwindles away pretty quickly into a film of fine bubbles. Nose has some cocoa and coffee notes, with a sweetness to it. Flavor is nice up front but fizzles out a bit on the back end, lacking the structure a higher abv beer might have, but I think they've done well with the 5.5. Hop bitters are moderately detectable but the malt takes the upper hand for the most part, as you would expect in an American brown. There's also a sort of faint vanilla characteristic that I'm not sure where it's originating from, but it's a nice feature. Mouthfeel is nice but I find myself wanting something thicker.

Overall, good to very good. I do prefer a stronger brown ale but for the style I think this has been very well done.

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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,857 ratings.