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Ellie's Brown Ale | Avery Brewing Company

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3.89/5
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2,160 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:
IBU's: 17

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,489
Reviews:
719
Ratings:
2,160
pDev:
10.8%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
364
Trade:
0
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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

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

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

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grawp57
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown with a tan head. Caramel plus aroma, but nothing clearly identifiable. Same with the taste. Very pleasing caramel with hints of more, but not sure what. Full bodied, strong (but not bitter) on the tongue. A very satisfying example of one of my favorite styles.

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3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DOCRW
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of wordemupg
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LostTechnique
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Superb body, dark brown with orange highlights, tan head that persists, and lacing.

S - Strong caramel malts, bread dough and molasses. Very nice.

T - Brisk sweetness, caramel notes, a bit of minerality and tea, and mild bitterness in the close.

M - A bit sticky, warm, with some dryness in the fade.

O - A very nice brown. Good range of flavor, very tasty.

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Photo of Mdaniel723
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BellsFan
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of tripledbrew
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pro45
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce can pours a very dark brown with a billowing head that dissipates quickly. Smell is caramel, roasted malts, hops, chocolate, toffee. Taste is where you get some coffee along with everything you smelled, including Brazil nuts and cashews. No bitterness. Mouth is watery, finishes smooth. Very easy drinking beer. Not bad. I would buy again and would order on tap if available.

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

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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 2,160 ratings
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