Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale
From Avery – This beautiful, deep russet brew has the sweet and somewhat nutty character of Adam Avery’s late (1992-2002) Chocolate Lab, for which it is named. Crystal and chocolate malts give 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, just like Ellie!
Avery Brewing – Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale – 12 oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. 5.5% abv. Purchased at Whole Foods Market Pasadena, CA.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with red highlights. Atop sits an impressive creamy tan head that retains for quite a while.
Aroma: Chocolate, toast, nuts.
Taste: Toast, walnut, dark chocolate, coffee. Finishes with a dry roasty bitter twang.
Mouthfeel: Lively carbonation, medium bodied.
Overall: An above average American brown ale. If you like brown ales, this is one of the better ones.