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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4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into my trusty mug

A: dark brown, with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Nice lacing down the glass.

S: Brown sugar, chocolate, nuts, and just a hint of caramel.

T: Follows the smell pretty closely, and has a pretty consistant flavor across the sip.

M: Lighter than I would have thought, light side of medium. Carbonation is spot on, not over the top. Dries pretty perfectly at the finish.

O: One of the more outstanding Brown's I've had. The only ones I can think of off the top of my head that I would take over this would be Smutty Old Brown Dog and Abita Turbodog. What is it with all these dogs?

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear brown color with ruby highlights. About 3/4" of tan head forms, which has pretty decent lacing and okay retention.

Smell: Smells nutty, with a bit of coffee and cocoa. Nice malty smell, without a lot of hop character. Appropriate for the style.

Taste: Very malty all around. Nutty, with lighter coffee and cocoa accents. Hop character is limited but still present.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light-medium in body, with abundant, fine carbonation. Smooth drinking. Overall, it's a good brown ale that borders very good, but doesn't go the extra mile to differentiate itself.

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am enjoying this beer on draft at the Denver International Airport before heading back to Boston.

Appearance: a crimson brown color with a little bit of clarity. Thin layer of foam on top of the beer. Bubbles are visible on the top part of their beer.

Smell: Subtle sweet malts and bready malts. I get some other weird and funky smell, but can't distinguish it.

Taste: same as above. Simple flavors. A little biscuity and earthy too.

Mouthfeel: smooth, a little chewy, medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: a nice and simple brown ale. I have had this in a can plenty of times and happy to have it on draft.

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4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a can into a pint glass.

A – Dark chocolate brown on pour with one solid finger of fluffy light brown head that stuck around and left a nice lacing.

S – Mocha, chocolate, brown sugar, caramel and vanilla. Very sweet smelling.

T – Lightly roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and vanilla all come right off the bat. Not nearly as sweet as the aroma suggests but you can taste a fair amount. Solid pleasant hop flavor. Finishes with just touch of bitterness.

M – Creamy and smooth as can be. Medium bodied with just enough carbonation.

O – Very solid brown ale. Smell is ridiculously good. Balanced flavors and tasty. Cant go wrong with this brew. Well done.

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4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a - poured a two-fingers thick creamy tan head into a tulip glass that left great lacing and nice sheeting throughout. the body was a dark brown that let no light through.
s - dark malts, biscuits, bread, roasted chocolate and caramel.
t - same as above with a little more floral hop bite to it.
m - medium thickness and very creamy.
o - top notch brown ale. loved it.

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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 2,168 ratings