Ellie's Brown Ale | Avery Brewing Company

very good
2,143 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz bottle into a nonic.

A-The brew pours dark, walnut brown. Foam was pretty skimpy and dark khaki in color.

S-Milk chocolate smell up front with a little hit of roasted, nutty malts. As the brew warms, a little brown sugar creeps up. Not terribly fragrant.

T-Smooth, mild, chocolatey malts at first gulp. Then you get a little bit of caramel and nuttiness. The finish has just a little bit of hop kick. Very little bitterness.

M-Lighter bodied for the style with smooth, but noticeable carbonation. The finish is thin. This beer is quite drinkable.

O-There is nothing special about this brew, but it is a solid, drinkable example of the style. The chocolate smell and flavor are a little simple (as is the mouthfeel), but on a relaxing fall evening that calls for a few beers, you could do far worse than putting down a few of these.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Mahogany body with a khaki head that retains ok but laces very well.

S/T - Robust chocolate up front. As it warms, more aromas and tastes such as brown sugar, coffee roast, some vanilla, nuttiness... hops kept to a minimum which works well.

M - Medium body, medium carb, very smooth and easy drinking.

O - Excellent example of the style and easy to drink. I'm getting this again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a dark brown color with about a fingers worth of off white head, doesn't have much retention but leaves behind a nice lacing.

S: Malts, toffee and a subtle hint of hops, didn't detect anything else.

T: starts out with caramel upfront followed by chocolate and toffee finishes out with a nice touch of hops.

M: A light to medium body with a light amount of carbonation.

O: While it might not do anything amazing it is still quite a well brewed example of a brown ale.

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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,143 ratings.
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