Ellie's Brown Ale | Avery Brewing Company

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3.89/5
Very Good
2,195 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:
Chocolate malt gives this beer a brown sugar maltiness with hints of vanilla and nuts, while subtle hopping gives it an overall drinkability that’s second to none.
IBUs: 17

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,558
Reviews:
729
Ratings:
2,195
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
374
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Ratings: 2,195 |  Reviews: 729
Photo of morrowd3
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of D1noB
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A great beer with hints of coffee, a chalky/dry finish. Complexities change as the beer warms.

Taste rating in words: complex lab study that ends in a small poof.

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Photo of jeffdr123
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Crooked Creek in Fraser Colorado. Pours a Coca Cola Brown. Not much to smell. A sweet caramel with just a hint of something roasted. Not very complex but very drinkable.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: One finger white head, brown body.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Mild caramel, mild coffee, mild black tea, mild chocolate. Very well balanced.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation, mildly dry.

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Photo of Djoneil
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreyGooseStout
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Psquared93
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rodandrew95
2.59/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpolewan
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bouleboubier
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(12 oz can, canned on 07/18/17... poured into a Belhaven pint)

L: clear, chestnut-brown liquid; foam sizzling on pour, leaves thin collar, lace slips and breaks apart

S: brazil nut, chocolate-covered wafer (after bite, and wafer stank blending w/ choc); maybe tiny hint of light molasses sweetness... undertone of earthy hops, but this is not a hop-forward brew (at this point...) ... great brown toasty malt intensity, inviting

T: vague root-beer(?)-like herbal and (soft drink) sweet notes, moderate fruity esters, hint of chocolate chip in aftertaste... little residual sweetness, sandy asphalt earthiness; lingering dried-leaf-y bitterness, faint roasty and caramelized notes

F: touch of slippery, silky viscosity in its taut body; the soft liveliness to its carbonation... pleasant blend of sludge and sizzle

O: bold, deep-toasted bready malts and balanced hopping give this just about the ideal taste for an American brown ale... I often forget about this beer, seldom look for it, but it seems like something I'd probably wouldn't mind having around at the back of the fridge

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

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drstalker
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grawp57
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown with a tan head. Caramel plus aroma, but nothing clearly identifiable. Same with the taste. Very pleasing caramel with hints of more, but not sure what. Full bodied, strong (but not bitter) on the tongue. A very satisfying example of one of my favorite styles.

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Photo of BlueShepard19
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DOCRW
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 2,195 ratings