Ellie's Brown Ale | Avery Brewing Company

very good
2,145 Ratings
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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can served in a pint glass. No freshness date.

Appearance: Brown with some hints of ruby red, but light enough that you can see through the glass when held up to light. About 1 finger of a light khaki colored head dissipated to a thin coating and collar.

Smell: Chocolate, toffee, tea, some earthy hops

Taste: Nutty, malty, chocolate, iced tea(?), slight earth.

Mouthfeel: Just lighter than medium bodied with medium carbonation. Goes down smooth. Very drinkable.

Overall: Decent sessionable brown ale. There's enough flavor going on that I would give it a recommendation, but it's not something that's going to knock your socks off.

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3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Deep dark brown mud with coffee with cream head. Cookie aroma with chocolate chips, earth, and brown sugar. Tastes of cookie, chocolate chips, brown sugar, earth, some vague herbal notes, and spices. The mouthfeel is where there's trouble: a bit light in body with medium carbonation. A nice brown ale.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

A: beautful deep cherry wood color, minimal head - maybe one finger.

S: smell is off putting. Has a metallic odor, not that inviting.

T: chocolate, nutty, malty and some vanilla. Chocolate and nut flavors dominate. It's a great drinkable ale for every day. Not bitter, somewhat light and smooth. The beer is kind of flat.

M: light in weight, light on the carbonation, would like to have a little more.

O: my husband really likes this beer, he refers to it as his "easy, everyday drinking beer". I however, think its just ok. It is an easy drinker, but it is slighty disappointing. I would like to see more depth to the beer. Overall, I would drink it again, but its just ok.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly warm pour yields a dark brown opaque with garnet highlights and a frothy one inch tan head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of lacing.

Nutty, caramelly malt and toasted breadcrust begin the aroma. There's a bit of brown sugar sweetness, pine, and a touch of citrus at the finish.

Flavor reveals deep nutty notes, toasted breadcrust, hints of toffee, and a bit of roast at the finish. There's a little sweetness throughout. Citrus fruits appear mid palate and dissipate toward the lightly bitter, fairly dry finish. Chocolate emerges as it warms.

Body is creamy and on the full side, with slight slickness and carbonation on the low side.

Good toasted malt character, a touch of hops, but definitely malt focused, as it should be. No off flavors.

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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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Moderately dark, with a small head.

S: Rich and malty.

T: Malty with a subtle chocolate undertone. Initially a light hoppy taste with a smooth chocolate finish.

M: Very smooth and creamy. Easy to drink.

O: Very solid beer, that has some complexity while maintaining that easyy to drink feel.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can into proper glassware

A – Very deep dark and translucent brown. Medium height frothy head doesn't last too long but leaves great lacing down along the inside of the glass.

S – Nice and typical malt notes here, some sweet, some dry, some chocolate and roasted nuttiness.

T – Nice light roasted malt notes of rye bread and fresh baked muffins, leads to some sweetness and a bit of a dry hop note to round things out. A nice and chewy Brown with some subtle sweetness.

M – Standard medium mouth feel, not too heavy, and nicely carbonated. Very smooth, if anything just slightly overcarbed.

O – Very nice, good balance between sweet light roasted malts and some nice nutty complexities as well. One of the best examples of an American Brown, excellent balance throughout.

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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,145 ratings.
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