Ellie's Brown Ale - Avery Brewing Company

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Ellie's Brown AleEllie's Brown Ale

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very good

1,792 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,792
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 58
Gots: 161 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear brown dark tea colored pour released from a 12 oz. browner, under a one fingered tan cratered-surface-of-the-moon head that laces well down the glass.

Scents of Hershey's Chocolate syrup pervade the nose.

Taste is all about tons 'o roasted malts. Creamy, almost stout-like. A brown with some vigor here. Roasted malts overtake the reigns here. Maybe some, ummm, cookie dough jumps into the melee here. A bit of a tacky finish hangs around.

Maybe the Hershey's Syrup essence is now on my brain, because the body is syrup like too. This is quite a creamer drinker.

Last swigs: This may be a bit over the top for a session drinker, but BA kudos for AVERY. Like their motto states: Small brewery, Big Beers. Agreed. Special thanks to fellow BA SkinnyElvis for the bottle.

*** UPDATE ***

Stickin' with me prior review, but just wanna add that there is a bit of a cocoa taste. I upped my Drinkability to a 3 from a 2.5.

Beer is good. Happy big brown beering.

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

Amber brown color with a tan head. Nice lacing. Steady stream of bubbles make for a lively appearance. Smell is sweet malt. I caught the faintest hint of piney hops at first sniff but it's covered by the malt sweetness almost immediately. No nuttiness noted at all. Sweet taste with almost no bitterness. Mostly caramel malts. Would maybe expect some nut flavors but really just a basic malt dominated beer. A nice drinkable beer that is worth a try. If avery was local i could see enjoying their beers on a regualar basis.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Definitely looks and tastes the part of a brown. (Got to love the chocolate lab on the label, btw). Reminds me of the Sam Adams Brown which is actually very tasty. Unfortunately this brown tasted a little thin to me - but I must say that there was some crust around the rim of the bottle where the cap was so I will probably try another one in the future and hope that it's in better shape...

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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,792 ratings.