Ellie's Brown Ale | Avery Brewing Company

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3.89/5
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2,179 Ratings
Ellie's Brown AleEllie's Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Chocolate malt gives this beer a brown sugar maltiness with hints of vanilla and nuts, while subtle hopping gives it an overall drinkability that’s second to none.
IBUs: 17

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,455
Reviews:
725
Ratings:
2,179
pDev:
10.54%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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Photo of GrumpyGas
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz undated can poured into a pint glass shows a deep russet, just like advertised, and briefly floats a 1/4in cream colored head that relaxed to a whispy cap and leaves erratic lacing.

Aroma is roasted cocoa bean bitterness and the flavor matches. The malt sweetness balances for a refreshing swallow.

Mouthfeel is a slightly full leaning medium that finishes wet with a hint of carbonation bite.

Overall a very nice, clean, and wet drink.

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Photo of losdizzel
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DelfinAzul7546
4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank from 20oz tulip and poured from 12oz can. Canned 11/01/17.

Look: Coffee brown, somewhat transparent and thin in appearance. Minimal head, moderate lacing.

Smell: Coffee on the nose, with some sweetness, like butterscotch or caramel. Not aromatic, but still pleasant.

Taste: Roasted malts, caramel, and some coffee. Pretty pleasant taste. No astringent flavors.

Feel: Medium in body, but light feeling in terms of weight. Very easy drinking, with moderate carbonation. Very smooth drinking.

Overall: This is a pretty decent brown ale. It is simple but very enjoyable. I know it isn't the freshest can, but still doesn't seem to alter the beer. I really enjoyed this offering. Cheers!

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBobber
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color with nice caramel color notes and a two and a half finger tan head made of very large bubbles that slowly compress. This head once compressed down to about one finger was stayind around for a short bit.

Smell was faintly like a dark sugar. Maybe a bit of caramel. Real faint on the nose.

Taste was some raisins behind a punch of roasted malts. Interesting.

Mouth feel is medium with fairly light carbonation and a sticky wet finish.

This is an interesting beer. Up front on the flavor I imagined I was drinking a nice roasty porter until I hit about midway or just a bit further back. The flavor profile picked up a bit of sweetness and some raisin to it. The carbonation is fairly low but may be due to this can sitting for a while. Would love to try this fresh on tap. Seems like a solid beer and something different if you like the dark stouts and porters. A very good beer for a cold night by the fireplace watching the snow pile up outside. Not happening here in Vegas! Cheers!

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Photo of morrowd3
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of D1noB
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A great beer with hints of coffee, a chalky/dry finish. Complexities change as the beer warms.

Taste rating in words: complex lab study that ends in a small poof.

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Photo of jeffdr123
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Crooked Creek in Fraser Colorado. Pours a Coca Cola Brown. Not much to smell. A sweet caramel with just a hint of something roasted. Not very complex but very drinkable.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.59/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: One finger white head, brown body.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Mild caramel, mild coffee, mild black tea, mild chocolate. Very well balanced.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation, mildly dry.

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

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

Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreyGooseStout
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Psquared93
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rodandrew95
2.59/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpolewan
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bouleboubier
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(12 oz can, canned on 07/18/17... poured into a Belhaven pint)

L: clear, chestnut-brown liquid; foam sizzling on pour, leaves thin collar, lace slips and breaks apart

S: brazil nut, chocolate-covered wafer (after bite, and wafer stank blending w/ choc); maybe tiny hint of light molasses sweetness... undertone of earthy hops, but this is not a hop-forward brew (at this point...) ... great brown toasty malt intensity, inviting

T: vague root-beer(?)-like herbal and (soft drink) sweet notes, moderate fruity esters, hint of chocolate chip in aftertaste... little residual sweetness, sandy asphalt earthiness; lingering dried-leaf-y bitterness, faint roasty and caramelized notes

F: touch of slippery, silky viscosity in its taut body; the soft liveliness to its carbonation... pleasant blend of sludge and sizzle

O: bold, deep-toasted bready malts and balanced hopping give this just about the ideal taste for an American brown ale... I often forget about this beer, seldom look for it, but it seems like something I'd probably wouldn't mind having around at the back of the fridge

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Photo of sqpat
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 2,179 ratings