Ellie's Brown Ale | Avery Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,127 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
Ratings:
2,127
Reviews:
713
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
352
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -74.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -55%

Photo of ab39z
1.89/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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2.19/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

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2.26/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.3/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This beer pours a cloudy brownish, amber color with a thin, rapidly fading head. It's aroma is mainly roasted malt with a hint of chocolate and
vanilla. The flavor has notes of semi-sweet chocolate, toast, and sour cherries. The mouthfeel is medium giving way to a filling, minimal drinkability. Avery Ellies Brown Ale is an okay beer with a curious mix of aromas and flavors. Slightly recommended.

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2.4/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

yes i taste the vanilla but so yes t looks great in the the glass someone said they could drink drink this every night well i canr this beer brings nothing to me yeah i know it me but i cant like somethig just because you do enjoy this beer i wish i could

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.53/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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2.67/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into mug.

Solid dark brown, almost black, with autumn colored edges. Thick sturdy light tan head that seems to last forever. Clingy lacing.

Roasty coffee like malts with some strange smelling hop-like aroma, almost like soy sauce.

Thinner bodied with a slight sour taste. Not as sweet as I expected. Standard dark malt flavors with a little bit of hopiness with a relatively clean finish.

Not sure about this one. I was expecting something a little better. It presented itself well but didn't come through. Maybe I'll try this one another time some day to see if it is any different.

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2.67/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Ruby. Mild nose with a touch of earth and a hint of rhubarb, sweet malts, nuts, caramel and coffee beans. Grainy malt feel throughout. Sweet, dry malts possessing notes of nuts, vanilla and spicy hops. Lingering finish. I have had several brown ales and still don't understand why the style exists.

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2.69/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice looking dark brown colour with a slightly off-white head that is pillowy but dissolves to a thin lace fairly quickly. It leaves a good amount of chunky flecks on the glass.

The aroma is a somewhat weak blend of earthy malt, some nut notes, a bit of chocolate and hints of roasted malt as well.

The flavour captures all of these things and does it a touch better than the aroma, but it's still fairly average overall. There's more of a roasted malt and toasted bread feel here, along with some charred chocolate. Sweetness is present but is certainly minimal at best. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a bit of dry heartiness to it. Still, it's nothing special.

I was disappointed by this one overall. The aroma is very weak and fades in and out, the taste has some promise but is bland overall and it's just not something that I'd go back to. A surprising thumbs down.

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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,127 ratings.
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