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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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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of biboergosum
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, from a liquor superstore in the western Denver suburbs a few weeks ago. "Lab tested", and there's a picture of a Labrador on the label - ha!

This beer pours a clear red brick amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, stringy, and weakly frothy dirty white head, which leaves some sparse sudsy snow rime lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds away.

It smells of musty, nutty caramel malt, toasty char, mild earthy yeast, and leafy, dusty, weedy hops. The taste is gritty, lightly roasted caramel malt, some pithy bar-top nuts, middling bittersweet chocolate, rather subtle percolating coffee, an indistinct vegetal astringency, and earthy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are generally quite understated, barely capable of their basic function, the body medium-light in weight, and adequately smooth, with a softly grating clamminess. It finishes a tad on the sweet side, the neutered caramel malt and buttery nuts more or less still running the show.

A plainly drinkable, and little more, brown ale, the expected Yankee hops and old-world biscuity character both conspicuously absent. There's enough going on to recommend this, however, but it comes off as a bit weak, when put up against this brewer's more heady offerings.

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a beautiful dark mahogany brown color with hardly any head. What head there was, quickly, and almost completely dissolved away to form a halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Lots of roasted malt up front, followed by some nuttiness. There’s hints of toasted bread and smoke.

Taste: Very malty and roasty and delicious! Lots of freshly toasted bread up front, followed by some slight sweetness from some crystalized sugar and finished by some nicely balanced hoppy bitterness. I get hits of caramel, chocolate, vanilla and pumpernickel bread. Quite delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium and slightly creamy with hardly any carbonation. With an ABV of 5.5%, there’s virtually no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I really, really like this brown ale. I love the roastiness and the maltiness of this beer as well as the slight creaminess. Ellie’s Brown Ale is certainly one of the better brown ales that I’ve had and I’ll certainly be getting more of it.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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

12 oz. can poured into a craft pint

A- Very dark brown body, with a little amber highlight. Held up to light, the beer looks well filtered.
One finger tan head leaves behind some sticky lacing.

S- Quite a bit of nut, some chocolate and caramelized sugar. A bit of biscuit and roast as well.

T- Roast and nut are prevalent. Some sweetness, chocolate, and a little caramel. Mellow bitterness, from roast, in the finish.

M- Slight creaminess. Finish is clean, with a bit of a roasty bitterness, but great balance in this beer.

O- Very tasty brown ale. Lots of flavor, which is what a lot of browns lack.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A- Cola-colored body with a sticky tan head.

S- Lots of toasty and roasted malts, nutty aroma comes through in a big way too.

T- Not all that much in the way of flavor unfortunately. Tasted malts with just a hint of nuttiness and hints of herbal hop bitterness.

M- Very smooth, creamy and very drinkable.

O- Slightly lacking on flavor, but a very drinkable brown ale that has some good qualities. I bet an imperial version of this beer would be killer.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.93/5  rDev +1%
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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