Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale, another canned offering from Boulder, CO based Avery Brewing, poured a cherry-mahogany hue into the glass with a gray-tan head and little carbonation. The nose carried forward a malt-centric profile of peppery, herbal hops and toasty chocolate.
Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale opened with a medium-bodied, roasted start hinting at chocolate and toast. The middle of the ale was rather middle of the road in both strength of flavor and body, with only hints of nuttiness and caramel coming through over the bread-base malt. As the ale faded, the earthy hops took over and ended the ale on a pleasantly subtle and spicy bitter finish.
Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale isn’t a big beer, and isn’t going to blow anyone’s mind. What it does, however, is deliver a lighter American-style brown ale experience with a sessionable ABV and enough flavor to make opening a second can a must.