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Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company

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very good

1,789 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,789
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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3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a deep, clear brown with creamy tan head. The head has great retention and leaves sticky lacing here and there. The aroma is mild, mostly darker roasted malt and a little earthy. The taste is a little bit more robust, with nice nutty flavors and a hint of coffee in the background. There is also a little earthiness to the whole affair. It has a nice weight to the body and a smooth, silky feeling. A solid brown ale.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big light brown head slowly settles to a nice frothy lacing above a clear burnt dark reddish amber colored beer.

Light burnt dark roasted caramel malt aroma.

Dark roasted caramel malts with a light hint of dark chocolates mixed in the taste of this brown.

Dryish aftertaste with a bit of the dark roasted tastes staying behind with this medium bodied ale.

A pretty good brown.

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look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark reddish brown color. There isn't much head here, just a thin off-white film, and even that has mediocre retention. It does leave a bit of lacing on the glass, so it's not all meh looking.

S: There are some nice tones of both chocolate and espresso on the nose, but both seem too mild. Actually, the entire aroma seems too mild. Some notes of mineral water, caramel, and toffee also appear - again, very mild. What's there smells good, though.

T: No surprises here. it starts with a light caramel and chocolate sweetness, before finishing with touches of coffee and even roasted nuts. Some fruity twinges can also be found. It's not really interesting, just pleasant and easily drinkable. As it warms up, the roastiness is amplified, and becomes more enjoyable as a result.

M: The feel is quite conducive to said easily drinkable-ness with slightly sharp carbonation and a dry finish. Still, I wish it was smoother before the drying sensation kicked in.

O: Eh, just another brown ale. In fairness, this really isn't my style. Basically it does everything decently without doing anything impressively. I'd drink it again, but I wouldn't seek it out.

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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,789 ratings.