Ellie's Brown Ale | Avery Brewing Company

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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

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IBU's: 17

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a chestnut brown with red highlights. A smallish tan head develops and drops to a thick film. Decent lace is left behind.
Smell is malt, smoke/peat, toffee and a whiff of hops. Nicely balanced, not overpowering in any aspect.
Taste is malty with notes of peat, toffee, smoke, nut, maybe a bit of caramel.
Medium bodied with a light to medium effervescence. Aftertaste is a bit ashy with malt, wood and peat lingering. A good brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of klkatz
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is quite cool.... like a cherry coke... reddish black. I gave it a 5...

Smell was good... organic/authentic... malty... slightly nutty...

taste was nutty... perhaps i'm not a fan of the style, but I give it an average...

MF was okay...
overall I'd give it a 3.5...

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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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%

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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%

Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 2,173 ratings