Ellie's Brown Ale | Avery Brewing Company

Ellie's Brown AleEllie's Brown Ale
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Ellie's Brown AleEllie's Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

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4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review taken march 2013

12 oz brown bottle with Avery style labeling. This particular label has a brown/chocolate Labrador sitting proud on the front. The story goes that this specific dog liked tasting beer. Now I've seen dogs drink beer, but whether or not this is the case here or they just felt the need for a catchy label for their brown ale is a matter that really makes no different. The label is classy looking stuff from Avery.

A - deep brown with a dark reddish amber hue edging through on the corners. The head is really impressive displaying a big creamy mass and stays what seemed like forever. Lacing is spot on and almost cakes the walls of the glass.

S - man what a rich nuttiness. Aroma has some smoke to it. Warm chocolate and sweet malt round out this all brown aroma.

T - earthy to start. A little smokey with more malty sweetness and nice chocolate backbone with tones of vanilla underneath.

M - a bit too thin and the result is almost a let down. If this brown coated the feel more with a thicker texture the exceptional flavors it does have would get across and make this a truly artistic brown ale. It is an easy drinker and it suitable for autumn, but again the feel doesn't quite live up to the rest of its potential.

O - I do like the Avery brown but I personally feel its a touch under done and the brewer is leaning more toward a session brown instead of fulfilling its class with more of the great flavors it has. Overall Avery is one of my favorites and Ellie's brown has some incredible traits that the feel doesn't live up to. I will continue to enjoy these but really this could be the best brown ale in the world given a few upgrades

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Named after their chocolate Labrador that liked to taste beer.
Brown ruby color with a good thick off-white head with good retention and leaving laces.
Nice malty aroma with notes of grains and chocolate.
Quite flavorful brown ale, lots of nuts and chocolate. Some earthiness and pine, as well. Not overly sweet. Dry and bitter aftertaste with residual roasted malts.
Medium smooth body with low carbonation.
Tasty beer, well balanced between drinkability and complexity.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of schoolboy
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ellie's pours out to a perfect dark, but translucent, brown. There is a bit of a fine head and loads of nice lacing. The aroma is weak - not much there, just a bit of malt.

The taste and mouthfeel are pretty darn good. It is a sweet, malty taste but more importantly, it is very creamy and soft, and not at all harsh. It burps up a very pleasant taste.

As would be expected from Avery, this is a well made and well balanced brew. I would say it is much less harsh than many "American" style brews.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 75.3% out of 100 with 2,151 ratings
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