Ellie's Brown Ale | Avery Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,139 Ratings
Ellie's Brown AleEllie's Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,139
Reviews:
716
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
358
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pub glass. Nice beige head. Dark brown color.

Nose has some roast, and a hint of hops.

Taste follows nose, plus rich nutty notes. Roast comes out on the finish. Taste blooms as it warms.

Smooth mouth.

A good brown ale, slightly on the darker side. About what to expect from an exemplary example the style.

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Photo of Commandophile
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NodakEric
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MHJeff06
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap:
Pours a darker brown, with its true color showing at the edges. Head is a beige cap that covers the surface as a puck. Lacing is in curtains.

Nose has a very very light acidity to a nutty, light brown bread nose, wit maybe just a hint of light brown sugar.

Taste opens neutral on malt/hop balance, with a dark yet sweetish bread opening. A little nuttiness comes next before a woody bitterness starts to turn the tide. At the back of the throat is a little tang as the beer leans slightly to the bitter. The ending is a fairly English brown taste, though with a fuller overall body.

A robust brown ale that may flirt ever so slightly towards a porter-like brown ale, but never gets bitter enough. The toasted malts also prevent this.

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Photo of deansellers
3.41/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrancisM12
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Briggsy43
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SawDog505
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass, bottled 6/11/17 I didn't purchase it. Pours a very dark mahogany with a two inch off white head that leaves plenty of lace behind.

Smell is biscuit, caramel, toffee, dark fruit brown sugar, and some oak.

Taste follows biscuit, caramel, toffee, dates, and some oaky vanilla in the finish.

Mouthfeel is for 5.5% ABV prettybig, mild carbonation, a little dry, and it for me drinks bigger than its ABV.

Overall this is a very solid brown ale, really like the oaky undertones.

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Photo of matcris
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown and ruby edges up to the light with a half finger of eggshell head that fades slowly, and mild lacing left behind. On the nose, nutty, malty, and mild milk chocolate. The flavor is nutty up front and that lingers, a little bit earthy, and some mild milk chocolate. Average on the carbonation, dry, and medium thin body, but not watery at all. A pleasant brew, pretty decent nutty quality, and a good balance between sweet and bitter.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.9/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very solid brown ale. Nice roasty character with subtle sweetness, but overall balanced with a good amount of earthy bitterness. Light enough to indulge, but smooth and full enough to sit back and relax with. Either way you choose to, this is a well made good old fashioned brown. Cheers!

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Photo of JamFuel
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMills52
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ab39z
1.89/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lebowskied
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trooperbob
4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akopczyk
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 86sportster883
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look - mahogany brown with a light tan head that reduces quickly to just a ring.

Smell - biscuity malt with hints of toffee and other dark malt aromas.

Taste - Up front there's an interesting interplay between the hops and malts, with the darker malt flavors winning out before a drying finish that leaves you wanting more.

MF: Medium-light body with medium-high carbonation

Overall: A very good example of the American Brown style.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lodisgrisen
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,139 ratings.
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