Avery Ellie's Brown Ale, Boulder

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Avery Ellie's Brown Ale
Country: United States
Region: Colorado
Sub-Region: Boulder
Grape Varietal: American Brown Ale
Review Score: 92BA, 91DM
Alcohol By Volume: 5.5%

1 bottle in stock for in-store purchase.
Available in-store only. To get another recommendation: 888.B21.WINE

Silky smooth mouthfeel with a medium body. Malt flavours are very even. Caramel, earth, a bit nutty, touch of roasted, toasted and biscuit followed by a near sugary sweetness, but not too sweet. Hop flavours are perceived, but not dominant ... providing balance and thin bitterness that seems to team up with the touch of roasted malt. Hint (hint) of raisin that mingles with the hops. Finish goes a tad dry with some grain notes.

92 points, BeerAdvocate (Feb 2002)

Avery Brewing has made a name for itself with its extreme beers, but Ellie's is proof that Avery can also make a fantastic, by-the-book brew. This is a copper-color beer with a creamy, tan head that provides elegant lacing on the glass. The aroma is full of lightly toasted grains, caramelized sugars, and a faint alcohol presence. Drinking this is no chore, with a bold, upfront sweetness that's grainy in nature, similar to whole-grain cereals. The graininess also plays out on the sides of the mouth, providing a bit of soft grain astringency that works in tandem with the subdued peppery qualities of the hops. Ellie's finishes dry and has a lasting European malt character, similar to an Oktoberfest made with Munich malts.

91 points, Draft Magazine