Ring Neck Braun Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
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4.19/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a slightly reddish tint. half finger of off white head that fades to almost nothing. Light lacing. I would prefer more retention.
Smell: pleasantly deep, but sweet with notes of Apricot and maple. a tad Boozy.
Taste: caramel flavor that slowly builds in depth and complexity
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and fizzy.
Overall: I am often dissapointed with brown ales because they will deliver a simple maple sweetness without depth or complexity. This brown ale, however, has scrumptuous depth to its sweet complex flavor. I would definitely have more of this. In fact I think I'll have more now!
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 02:15:40 | More by peoplewithhands
3.39/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Medium brown body, which is incredibly clear, has a slight ruby tint. Thin, cream colored head leaves no lacing. Carbonation is dismal.
Simpe and a bit boring. Sweet caramel presense and a bit of grain and maybe sweet corn. Very light hop chracter lend a citrusy tinge. Interesting cola character also comes and goes.
Again, simple is the theme here. Great balance with a very light bitterness right up front that disappears quickly revealing a moderately sweet, caramel malt. Slight doughiness.
It's a fairly smooth, medium-bodied brown. Decent carbonation. Clean finish.
This is a good brown ale, but there is nothing about it that screams at you for attention. Brown ales are far from my favorite style, but I try and review to the style, so keep that in mind. Easy to drink and inoffensive, worthy of consideration, but their are better browns avaiable.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 18:25:50 | More by alphagnome
4.33/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On first impressions whilst sat at the airport Surdyks bar. I enjoyed this Braun / Brown Ale. It was a bit on the lighter end of the color spectrum for what I've come to expect with an Americanized Brown Ale. I'd guess this is going for a more traditional English take on it, except for it's been Americanized for abv's. I also noticed that it was quite a bit more interested in acidity than being nutty and caramel-ish. So, I think I probably should've paired it with some kind of noshable to provide contrast.
All that said. This would probably make for a gentle lover of a cool weather beer if it was served as a Real Ale.
Would definitely try it again, and maybe get a session in with it to really test drive it if I would get the opportunity.
Serving type: on-tap
12-29-2013 19:35:46 | More by MostlyNorwegian
Ring Neck Braun Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
85 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.