Ellie's Brown Ale | Avery Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,149 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:
2,149
Reviews:
718
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
359
For Trade:
0
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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

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

Photo of wordemupg
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

A - Superb body, dark brown with orange highlights, tan head that persists, and lacing.

S - Strong caramel malts, bread dough and molasses. Very nice.

T - Brisk sweetness, caramel notes, a bit of minerality and tea, and mild bitterness in the close.

M - A bit sticky, warm, with some dryness in the fade.

O - A very nice brown. Good range of flavor, very tasty.

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Photo of Mdaniel723
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BellsFan
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of pro45
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce can pours a very dark brown with a billowing head that dissipates quickly. Smell is caramel, roasted malts, hops, chocolate, toffee. Taste is where you get some coffee along with everything you smelled, including Brazil nuts and cashews. No bitterness. Mouth is watery, finishes smooth. Very easy drinking beer. Not bad. I would buy again and would order on tap if available.

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

Photo of hman43
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours dark brown with a brown head that has moderate head retention. It is fairly clear.

Smell: It has a chocolate and caramel aroma. The are background aromas of nuts, vanilla, and very light hops.

Taste: The caramel is the most prominent flavor with the chocolate very noticeable. There are low levels of vanilla and nuts with a light spiciness.

Feel: It has a moderate body with a moderately bitter finish.

Overall, the balance is towards the malts with the hops being noticeable and providing good balance.

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Photo of Shane-L-Waddell
2.94/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Pens1967
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of irate_alien
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakeScully
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into hooegarden glass

Pours a brownish white foam which doesn't last long

Brown sugar is predominant, a hint a coffee and chocolate, smooth. It's not strong as I downed this in 10 minutes. 5%abv

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

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,149 ratings.
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