Ellie's Brown Ale | Avery Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,127 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:
2,127
Reviews:
713
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
352
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,127 |  Reviews: 713
Photo of Zazzi82
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kcc
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HabaJohn
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrewjraab
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark chocolate brown with off white head with jack frost cling all over the glass.

S - Roasted nuts, smokey, malts, chocolate.

T - layers of roasted malts, chocolate, a bit nutty, complex flavors all mesh really well. Feel - Creamy smooth mouthfeel and medium bodied.

O - Complex flavors and they all balance really nicely. Superb Brown ale.

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Photo of nyrblue2
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evanwoertz
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Charming color. Dark caramel brown with a soft orange hue to wink at you. Tan head that fell fast but left a good ring. Roasty rich malt with the faint scent of cocoa. Slight herbal from hop. Caramel. smooth bubbly full flavored malt with no real hop flavors until the beer finishes nice and bitter. Coffee, earthy roasty not burnt. As the beer warms you notice the hops more. They are a smooth coolness to the middle. Finishes with a touch of earthy hop spice and lots of malty richness. Dry and with a gentle linger.

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Photo of COR8RFAN
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dacrza1
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

DATE: July 31, 2016... OCCASION: Just enjoyed a nice evening with Judi and Jeff Grow... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... pours a dark brown, almost cola black body with a fleeting two-finger off-white head that rings to a string of filmy bubbles... sugary maltiness mingles with chocolate and vanilla to suggest a flavorful first sip... black licorice, light bread and molasses also leave hints... an incredibly drinkable beer, with a medium-bodied mouth feel that kicks the experience to life... soft, smooth, and apologetic as it leaves--the aftertaste is slightly lactic and brief... vanilla, cocoa, sweet sugars, light hazelnut and cola make for a confident, appetizing experience... Avery delivers on its goods, and this is no exception...

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Photo of telescifly
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edificio5
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of daem3384
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of markartis
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Love it

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Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deereless
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AleMan66
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this from a bottle into a clear teardrop glass. It pours a very dark brown with an unusually slight, tan head. I'm a brown ale lover, and this is good beer, but it reminds me much more of a stout. Most brown ales are very malty. I taste dark fruit. It's not what I'll grab when in search of a brown ale. To see what I mean, try a Samuel Smith's in comparison.

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Photo of corywalston
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful dark brown color. Very light tan and light hear that laces nicely. The smell is sweet malt with just a slight tobacco undertone. The taste is sweet malt, a slight tartness of green apples, and just a hint of hops bitterness. A pretty nice brown ale.

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Photo of firkingroovin
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Towee111
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bear1964
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Liquid
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,127 ratings.
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