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

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IBU's: 17

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

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

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a DFH shaped pint glass.

Pours a clear, deep mahogony with lots of ruby highlights when held up to the light. An aggressive pour yields a moderate sized frothy off white head that recedes fairly quickly leaving behind only a decent amount of lacing.

The aroma is big on caramel malts, and not much else. A light dusting of chocolate and just a hint of floral hops give the beer a bit of character, but there doesn't seem to be much else going on here

The flavor has a little bit more going for it than the nose. I definately get a bit more chocolate and bready malts than in the nose. As the beer warms it almost becomes a different beast altogether. I start to get some roasty and toasty notes, some biscuity notes start to poke through. I also start to see a little more hop character shine through. This is a totally different beer once it gets to around 55-60 degrees. What I initially thought was a boring, one dimensional beer, has really started to impress me. Medium/light bodied with a fair amount of carbonation.

Overall, this beer is quite nice. I suggest you serve this beer at or above cellar temp., as this is where the beer really starts to shine

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

First uo tnight is Lab Tested Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery. The beer poured a deep clear brown amber with off-whtie head that lacing nicely. the smell carries carmal malt. The taste has a sweet malt start followed by roasty slight bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium body with average carbonation. Overall it is a very good brown ale.

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

A- Pours a deep brown body with reddish hues. Almost no head that quickly falls to a spotty cap. Almost no lace.

S- Caramel malts, biscuit, grain, some "wet dog," and maybe some sweet milk chocolate.

T- Mostly caramel, filled in with more biscuit and graininess.

MF- Light to moderate body with flavors that don't last too long on the palate.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Who cares what the beer tastes like… I love the label. I don’t like dogs (except for Sophie) but I love this label for some reason. It’s cool that this is named after an actual dog. It’s Avery’s dog, from Avery Brewing Company. Anyway, let’s get to the beer.

In the Glass: It’s rather thick in the glass, and doesn’t have much head to speak of. It does have a good Belgian lace though. (See what I did there?) It’s dark, almost black in the glass, and looks like a flat soda pop after the subtle head settles.

Nose: At first it smells like any other brown should. But then you are hit with the cold caramel aroma that is hard to pull away from. The “cold” part is hard for me to explain, but when you stick your nose in the glass (not actually IN the glass) you will see what I mean. It leaves the nose with a hint of pine needles/nutty aromas.

Flavor: There is a ton of flavor all around the palate when you first take a drink. It then settles around the outside of your tongue and slides down the throat with a weak but subtle aftertaste. It’s not very carbonated, and is a lot easier to drink than say, a Newcastle. It’s only 5.5% ABV, but these could sneak up on you in a hurry.

Mouthfeel: It feels almost flat on the tongue. We drank this right out of the fridge, and I feel that a beer like this would get better as it reaches room temperature. But the mouthfeel is weak and leaves little to be desired. It’s the flavors I am after.

Aftertaste: There isn’t much of an aftertaste, but what is there is solid. It has the same nutty nuance that you got on the nose, and the burp also reminds me of pine needles. Not sure where the whole pine needles thing comes from, but this is a good winter beer.

I dig it. I like the logo, and while I am not a huge fan of a brown I would totally order this one again. Especially when it’s cold outside!

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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 2,165 ratings
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