934. Ellie's Brown Ale

934. Ellie's Brown Ale

I bought a six-pack of this in early January and had it with dinner on the 11th. This is one of the beers that I'd always seen at the store, but never actually tried it.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Avery Brewing Company
Alcohol: 5.80%
Serving: Bottl, 12 oz.
Style: English Brown Ale, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 4.5 | Smell: 4.0 | Taste: 3.5 | Mouthfeel: 4.0| Drinkability: 4.0


Pours a clear brown. Topped by a thick, beige head that's light, fluffy and seems almost whipped. There's good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is nicely malty with notes of caramel, dark fruit, roast and leafy hops.

Sweet malts over a toasty backbone are evident upfront. Chocolate and dark fruit come to the fore before the toasty backbone reemerges in the finish with a more roasty character and a light hop bitterness. Medium-bodied, and moderately carbonated.

Tasty, but a bit sweet overall.

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