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Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,546 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,546
Reviews: 644
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 44
Gots: 81 | FT: 1
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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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

2.78/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a dark amber color with a tiny, foamy beige head.

S: Smells like coffee up front with some nuttiness, perhaps a hint of nutmeg.

T/M: Taste is subtle like an amber. There is some nuttiness and light to medium carbonation followed by a hint of honey sweetness.

It's similar to an amber but better, not bad but not great. And it's brown.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 04:49:22 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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xav33

Michigan

2.78/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Avery Ellie's Brown Ale
12 oz bottle
Unknown bottling, absorbed 08/06
Medium pour in a pint glass.

Poured mahogony with a mostly diminishing frothy 1/4 inch light mocha head.

Smelt of mixed nuts and some chocolate malts.

Taste begins with a tinge of chocolate malts and sweetness, then gets nutty in the body to finish with a mostly lingering crisper hop bite and astringent dry nutty malt taste. Mouthfeel was dry and carbonated.

Overall, an average dry nutty brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2006 03:42:50 | More by xav33
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SamN

Colorado

2.8/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Color is a sort of limp dark maroon hue; less brown, more red. Head is thinand doesn't last long. A few second after pouring, only a thin ring of foam remains. Lacing is decent though, and the appearance is growing on me. The beer aroma is lighter, some toasted malts, hazelnuts, mild graininess. I'd like more richness, some creamy notes to blend the aromas better and make an outstanding brown ale scent. Taste is pretty close to smell, with grainy malt tastes like nuttiness and coarse bread. Fleeting, with a short finish. Not too impressive, not much of a brown ale; at least, what I think a brown ale should be.

I much prefer Upslope Brown to Ellie's. Probably won't have again.

Serving type: can

02-22-2014 23:33:06 | More by SamN
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Overlord

California

2.93/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a fairly clear deep brown. A few inches of long lasting light tan foam.

Smells faintly of roasted malt, with some nuttiness to it. Pretty one note. I'm not the biggest fan of Brown Ales in the first place, but shouldn't it be a bit more robust in the body, and have a stronger aroma?

Taste is a bit unusual. There's some hop bite to it, and a hop bitterness to go along with it. A bit acrid after a while. There's some sweet, nutty caramel malt and a bit of ashy, almost charred, earthy roasted malt to it. My vivid description is perhaps giving it more credence than it deserves, as it is not really a strong tasting brew. In fact, after a while I can taste nothing but the almost sour bitterness.

Mouthfeel is too watery and thin. Avery is a bit of a hit or miss brewery for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2009 07:55:35 | More by Overlord
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philbertk

Washington

2.98/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Ellie's Brown Ale--1999 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV--15 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) 5.75% on Web Page. Clear red brown color. Light chocolate front. Smooth medium body with rich light sweet roasted chocolate caramel flavor. Minimal fruit flavor. Nutty balance to smooth chalky end. Sampled 12/1/1999.

Avery Brewing Company--Ellie's Brown Ale--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50%ABV. 17 IBU's. (4.25 / 5.0) Lacy lasting dense tan head. Clear dark ruby brown red color. Delicate chocolate mild hop front. Creamy hint mild sweet crisp smooth mellow dark dough malt cocoa vanilla nut hint mild fruit tasty Brown body. Mild hop clean smooth end. Tasty, refreshing Brown! Sampled 12/6/2010. 6-Pack purchased for $9.39 @ Pete's Supermarket on 5/9/2010.

Avery Brewing Company--Ellie's Brown Ale--2011 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. 17 IBU's. (2.5 / 5.0) Thin pour. Lacy foamy lasting off white light tan head. Clear bright dark ruby edged black brown color. Soft cocoa mild hop front. Thin dry sweet fully fermented thin textured crisp light toasted cocoa biscuit smoewhat bland brown ale body. Slightly herbal mild hop spice clean dry end. Weak flavored too dry too thin Brown. Remember it being better. Sampled 2/16/2011. Purchased 6-Pack for $6.99 @ The Greenwood Market, Seattle on 2/16/2011.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 05:22:37 | More by philbertk
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jmbraxton

Alabama

3/5  rDev -23.1%

04-02-2012 23:50:32 | More by jmbraxton
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3/5  rDev -23.1%

07-10-2014 12:07:45 | More by Schlafly33
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

02-08-2014 18:25:53 | More by dertyd
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chrisp1090

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-19-2011 00:20:05 | More by chrisp1090
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Finiki

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-25-2011 03:23:58 | More by Finiki
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -23.1%

07-14-2014 18:59:04 | More by atlbravsrno1
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WraythOsu

Ohio

3/5  rDev -23.1%

06-16-2014 15:42:19 | More by WraythOsu
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LJWalker

Alabama

3/5  rDev -23.1%

02-06-2012 21:28:40 | More by LJWalker
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-30-2013 13:12:13 | More by ShanePB
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kylecantlie

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.1%

09-19-2012 03:37:20 | More by kylecantlie
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thebeeler

Arizona

3/5  rDev -23.1%

03-25-2014 00:46:16 | More by thebeeler
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Dieck

Missouri

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-29-2012 17:54:07 | More by Dieck
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -23.1%

11-06-2012 15:49:02 | More by cfalovo97
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

05-20-2014 01:13:36 | More by KevMo84
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -23.1%

05-29-2012 17:46:24 | More by OriolesFan1008
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kds2437

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.1%

10-11-2013 02:23:15 | More by kds2437
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plato

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.1%

02-02-2013 23:12:49 | More by plato
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Wasatch

Utah

3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown color, some carbonation, tiny head, some lacing afterwards. The scents are of sweet malts, and caramel. The taste is pretty much of malts, and caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, not too bad of a brew, but I doubt if I will buy it again. Would recommend thought YMMV.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2006 01:39:36 | More by Wasatch
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mkbarron2131

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

04-23-2012 00:18:39 | More by mkbarron2131
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gaffm

Indiana

3/5  rDev -23.1%

03-29-2012 23:09:17 | More by gaffm
Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,546 ratings.