1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Ring Neck Braun Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

Not Rated.
Ring Neck Braun AleRing Neck Braun Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

149 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 149
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Chaz on 10-14-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 149 | Reviews: 83 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by pgfault:
Photo of pgfault
pgfault

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was surprised at how dark this poured out of the bottle. Head was minimal. Initial nose was malty, indicating that this wouldn't be some Newcastle knockoff. Indeed, this thing is full of delicious malt! It's well balanced with its hops and very drinkable. Th final.is just like the start - malty. All in all, a surprisingly good beer. Will bring a couple more six packs home when I'm in MN.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 23:05:48 | More by pgfault
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerlover
Beerlover

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.1%

07-04-2014 05:38:45 | More by Beerlover
Photo of aussiebeer
aussiebeer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-20-2014 21:24:31 | More by aussiebeer
Photo of Bear1964
Bear1964

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-15-2014 18:48:06 | More by Bear1964
Photo of Knapp85
Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

05-09-2014 04:01:37 | More by Knapp85
Photo of jzeilinger
jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-09-2014 03:02:25 | More by jzeilinger
Photo of PhilMiller
PhilMiller

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-06-2014 21:38:07 | More by PhilMiller
Photo of DaveMiller
DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-03-2014 17:26:14 | More by DaveMiller
Photo of MikeWard
MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-01-2014 22:13:49 | More by MikeWard
Photo of peoplewithhands
peoplewithhands

Nebraska

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
Photo of Fargrow
Fargrow

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-25-2014 02:39:15 | More by Fargrow
Photo of alphagnome
alphagnome

Iowa

3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Medium brown body, which is incredibly clear, has a slight ruby tint. Thin, cream colored head leaves no lacing. Carbonation is dismal.

Aroma:
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.

Taste:
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.

Mouthfeel:
It's a fairly smooth, medium-bodied brown. Decent carbonation. Clean finish.

Overall:
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
Photo of architects
architects

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-31-2014 05:56:08 | More by architects
Photo of mattmarka1
mattmarka1

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-13-2014 20:31:08 | More by mattmarka1
Photo of skynyrdbyrd
skynyrdbyrd

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-30-2013 03:45:43 | More by skynyrdbyrd
Photo of MostlyNorwegian
MostlyNorwegian

Illinois

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
Photo of MtOrion
MtOrion

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-28-2013 16:28:07 | More by MtOrion
Photo of zimmee66
zimmee66

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-27-2013 18:31:51 | More by zimmee66
Photo of dylntbrown
dylntbrown

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-10-2013 01:54:12 | More by dylntbrown
Photo of XmnwildX12
XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

11-22-2013 04:20:08 | More by XmnwildX12
Photo of Fluffmeister
Fluffmeister

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

11-06-2013 17:34:15 | More by Fluffmeister
Photo of vlodko62
vlodko62

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-24-2013 02:15:29 | More by vlodko62
Photo of schoon
schoon

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-14-2013 01:23:25 | More by schoon
Photo of AnthemOfTheSun
AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-06-2013 01:54:34 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
Photo of yanosh
yanosh

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-04-2013 15:31:31 | More by yanosh
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ring Neck Braun Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
85 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.