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Ellie's Brown Ale | Avery Brewing Company

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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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4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Big, foamy, creamy and inch-thick head. This thing sits and sits and sits. About 15 minutes in and still, about a third of it remains. Dark brown with a little red in color and some spectacular lacing.

SMELL: Rich and smoky with a little nuttiness and smoky chocolate behind it. The great head allows it to continue smelling fairly intense for most of the glass.

TASTE: Dry and hoppy up front with a malt character that builds throughout the sip. Towards the end the smokiness and and chocolate from the nose are more apparent along with some nuts and a bit of vanilla.

MOUTHFEEL: Disappointingly thin, particularly up front. The carbonation is a bit flat as well, which leads only serves to accentuate the thin feel.

OVERALL: This is a very strong example of the style. It is also a great example of a beer that needs to be served at the proper temperature. When cold, a lot of the flavors are masked, but as it approaches 50 degrees or so a lot more comes out.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jsisko01
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a very dark brown, blackish color with a half inch thick, tan head. The lacing doesn't seem to stick to the side of the glass well.

Smell - Roasted malts, dark chocolate, light on coffee, and a nutty character.

Taste - Basically identical to the smell.. except the coffee is a little stronger than I hoped for (I hate coffee lol). There may be a little caramel in there too.

Mouthfeel - Light-medium bodied with light carbonation.

Overall - It's pretty good. What's the difference between this and a stout? They seem so similar.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of tylerprince
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a can poured into a pint glass.

Pours a very nice hazy brown with copper/ruby hues. Two finger tan head with decent retention. Excellent lacing. Some sediment floating in the glass.

Caramel malts, nuts, tobacco, hints of coffee, chocolate, citrus, and grass. Moderate strength.

Rounder than other browns. Starts all caramel malt, which gives way to nutty flavors, finishing with tobacco. Finishes clean and sweet.

Smooth, resinous, and syrupy, yet sessionable. Close to zero alcohol sensation. Nicely done.

A great brown - while I'm not a huge fan of the category, I would most certainly buy this again.

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4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours clear dark brown with a thick, light tan head. There's just enough light passing through to make out some tiny bubbles rising from the bottom. The head dissipates slowly, leaving some lacing on the side of the glass. There are aromas of dark roasted barley malt, chocolate, and coffee. It also smells a little nutty. With the taste, I pick up the roasted malt very strongly with some accompanying sweetness. I also detect the chocolate, coffee, and nutty flavors I found in the aroma. The body is medium with plentiful carbonation. The beer is smooth and highly drinkable. This is an excellent beer. It is a brown ale I would recommend.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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